Replacement Brake Drum and Shoes at New Rodley Motors,





Is it time for your vehicle’s Drum Brakes or Shoes to be replaced? 





Brakes - Drums



In the past, the drum brake has been more widely used than any other brake design.


Braking power is obtained when the brake shoes are pushed against the inner surface of the drum which rotates together with the axle.


Drum brakes are mainly used for the rear wheels of passenger cars and trucks, whilst Disc Brakes are used exclusively for front brakes because of their greater directional stability.


With drum brakes, fluid is forced into the wheel cylinder, which pushes the brake shoes out so that the friction linings are pressed against the inner drum, which is attached to the wheel, causing the wheel to stop.


The friction surfaces of the pads on a disk brake system or the shoes on a drum brake system wear out when the friction linings (pads and shoes) reduce to a minimum level which will then require replacement.




Brakes - Shoes


The Brake Shoe carries the brake lining, which is riverted or glued to the shoe. When the brake is applied, the shoe moves and presses the lining against the inside of the drum. The friction between lining and drum provides the braking effort and energy is dissipated as heat.


Modern cars have disc brakes all round, or discs at the front and drums at the rear. An advantage of discs is that they can dissipate heat more quickly than drums so there is less risk of overheating.


The most obvious problem with a drum brake system is the friction linings wearing down due to usage, but it cannot be inspected easily like a disc and pad setup.


Another common problem with brake shoes is that the wheel cylinder of the Hydraulic Braking System starts leaking inside the drum (this can be identified by brake fluid around the wheel).  The brake fluid causes the brake lining to crack and not function as intended also the fluid will act as a lubricant which will certainly lead to brake failure. 





To arrange for your vehicle Drum Brake’s to be checked

please contact us on 0113 257 7770.


 We will provide you with an honest, professional opinion on the condition of your brakes.