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The average brake shoe replacement cost averages between $120 and $200 depending on the type of the vehicle you have and the type of repair shop you’re taking your vehicle to. At NuBrakes, our technicians come to your house or office to do the repair and we don’t markup our parts, meaning, we’re super convenient and more affordable than going to the shop!
It’s important to be in tune with your brake shoe replacement options and how the type of shop will affect the pricing they offer to you. Dealerships will always be the most expensive option for brake shoe replacements. Traditional brick and mortar repair shops will typically provide more affordable brake repair prices than the dealership. However, mobile brake repair services, like NuBrakes, usually provide the best prices because they have significantly less operational overhead… And not to mention, a much more convenient experience… A true win-win.
Still have questions about brake shoe replacements? We're here to help.
Brake shoes, similar to brake pads, are a curved piece of metal that hold the ceramic or semi-metallic material which presses up against the brake drum to create friction and slow the roll of the vehicle.
Loud or abnormal noises: Whenever you start to hear a squeaking or scraping noise while braking, it is usually indicative that your brake pads or shoes need to be replaced. You’ll likely hear the noises whenever you compress your brake pedal.
Loose Parking Brake: Often times you’ll find that a loose parking brake is caused by worn out brake shoes and/or drums. Whenever the drum wears out, the brake shoes are not able to strongly grip against the worn drums.
Decreased stopping power: A common symptom of a failing brake shoe is reduced stopping power whenever you compress the brake pedal. As the brake shoes become more worn out, their ability to slow the vehicle decreases.
Brake pads and brake shoes are among the most important and crucial parts when it comes to maintaining your vehicle. Your brake shoes create the criction that helps your vehicle stop whenever you engage your brake pedal. Your brake shoes should be replaced every 35,000 - 50,000 miles depending on your driving habits, or as soon as you begin to experience abnormal symptoms when braking.
Yes, you can replace a brake shoe by yourself. That being said, replacing brake shoes can be a bit more difficult than disc brakes, given the added pieces of hardware. Alternatively, you can call a service like NuBrakes, we’ll send a professional brake repair technician to your location to do the repair.
Whenever you press the brake pedal down, a cylinder within the drum brake presses the shoe against the brake drum, creating friction. The friction created between the shoe lining and the drum brake is what causes the vehicle to come to a stop. It's common that you’ll find drum brakes on the rear axle of a vehicle.
It is not safe to drive with bad brake shoes. Your braking system is a core component to your vehicle’s safety. If you’re experiencing faulty brakes or feel as if it is just time for a brake shoe repair, we highly recommend having a professional mechanic evaluate your vehicle as quick as possible.
1. Remove the rear wheels and brake drums
2. Remove the brake shoe assembly: Brake shoes are put together as a unit. Within each wheel, you have two brake shoes and one drum, which are held together by a few pieces of hardware (pins, brackets, and screws).
3. Assemble the new brake shoe: We recommend getting the new brake shoe assembled before trying to install it. Otherwise, it can be easy to become confused with the various small pieces of hardware mentioned above.
4. Install the new assembly: First, you’ll need to get the brake shoes over the brackets so that the shoe assembly is properly in place. Once you have that set, you’ll be able to replace the spring loaded pins that hold the assembly on the brake plate.
5. Put the wheel back on the vehicle: Make sure to ensure each lug nut is properly tightened to the OEM’s specifications.
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