Rear Drum Brake Repair

rear drum brake repair

Instead of using rear disc brakes, there are brake systems that use rear drum brakes. Its assembly consist of shoes, brake drums, wheel cylinders, and hardware such as self-adjusters and springs. Your brake shoes sit against the drum until the brakes are applied, at which point brake fluid will push the wheel cylinder against the shoe, which presses against the brake drum and creates the necessary friction to bring your vehicle to a complete stop. If you think you need rear drum brake repair in Knoxville, TN or the surrounding area, call People’s Choice Auto Repair at (865) 272-3379.

Springs return the brake shoes to their original position once you release the brake pedal. This self-adjusting system helps keep the shoes in the correct position when the brakes aren’t being applied. As the shoes become worn with use over time, the self-adjuster will compensate for the worn area by moving the brake shoe so that it sits closer to the brake drum, resulting in an even feel and equal amount of stopping power throughout the life of the brake drum. Rear drum brakes are an important part of safely stopping your vehicle, and so it is important to have them repaired or replaced as they naturally become worn.

Why Rear Drum Brake Repair?

During regular use, rear drum brakes create a significant amount of friction and heat which will degrade various components of your braking system over time. If you notice grinding, squealing, or screeching noises, this is an indicator that your brake shoes have worn and are rubbing against the brake drum. If your springs have become worn, or if your self-adjuster loses sufficient lubrication, your brake shoes can wear down even more quickly. Excessive wear or wear that occurs rapidly may indicate problems with other components of your drum brake assembly. If your wheel cylinders do not receive an adequate amount of brake fluid, your brake shoes could wear down more quickly than normal.

Driving on worn drum brakes can endanger your life, the life of your passenger(s), and the lives of others on the road, which is why it’s important to repair your brakes promptly as needed. When you need professional, courteous, fast, and affordable rear drum brake repair in Oak Ridge, TN or the surrounding area, please call People’s Choice Auto Repair at (865) 272-3379.