Auto Systems and Repair: Brake Drum

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Grinding and/or scraping noise when brake is applied
  • Excessive brake pedal travel
  • Brakes "grab" when applied, causing one or both rear wheels to skid

Related Repair Advice

  • Almost without exception, drum brakes are used only on the rear wheels
  • We recommend resurfacing the brake drums when the brake shoes are replaced
  • Brake repairs are commonly offered at promotional prices that may be lower than the RepairPrice Estimate. Make sure you understand exactly which services are included/excluded in the advertised price.

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