Brakes that work properly are essential to your safety as you drive and stop. Taking care of your brakes keeps them working safely and you can prevent premature brake repairs down the road.
In vehicles equipped with drum brakes, the brake components are housed inside a drum that rotates with the wheel. Brake shoes wear away with use from rubbing on the drum as you brake. If you hear squealing or grinding when braking, have your service advisor check the brakes. They can check for signs of brake problems and go over other brake components to determine proper brake functionality.
We can tell you if time has come to replace the brake shoes or any other issues with your brakes that should be addressed. Some people ignore the warning signs and keep driving long after the shoes are completely worn. When that happens, metal brake components grind against the drum, damaging it enough that it must be replaced.
When you push on your brake pedal, the wheel cylinder is activated and pushes the shoes against the drum to slow the vehicle. This cylinder, and various springs within the brake system can wear out affecting your ability to stop. The worn components can be easily replaced.
The new brake shoes we put on your vehicle will restore your brakes to manufacturers' specifications. Otherwise, we can install upgraded parts to increase your stopping power and reduce brake noise and brake dust. We have options to meet your braking requirements.