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Richmond Auto Repair

Auto Rescue of Midlothian

(804) 924-9241

1101 Sturbridge Dr, Richmond, VA 23235

MON-FRI: 07:30AM - 05:30PM

Text Us at (804) 924-9241

Auto Rescue of Lakeside

(804) 262-4200

1730 Dumbarton Rd, Richmond, VA, 23227

MON-FRI: 07:30AM - 05:30PM

Text Us at (804) 262-4200

Bimmer Rescue (German Cars)

(804) 726-3458

6401F Dickens Pl, Richmond, VA 23230

MON-FRI: 08:00AM - 05:00PM

Text Us at (804) 726-3458

Drum Brakes Repair in Richmond, VA

Keeping Drum Brakes in Top Shape

Like disc brakes, drum brakes convert hydraulic pressure into mechanical force, expanding the brake shoes inside the brake drum. Friction material on the brake shoes slows the brake drum down, which in turn slows your vehicle. While brake drums used to be the norm on older vehicles, both front and rear, they are typically found only on economy cars today. Drum brakes also function as parking brakes, using a cable to mechanically expand the brake shoes to keep the vehicle from moving. Because the brake system is so important to your safety, we at Auto Rescue suggest a brake inspection about the same time you get your oil changed, or every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. If you live in or around Richmond, VA, Auto Rescue is conveniently located, and we can usually do a drum brake inspection while you wait.

Stop When You Want With A Drum Brake Inspection

In use, brake shoes eventually wear out; they should be replaced if the friction material is less than 2 mm thick. Also, the mechanical parts in the brake drum can wear out or rust, such as the springs and cables. As drum brakes wear, you may notice the brake pedal reacting differently, though many miss it because it is so gradual. A brake adjustment from Auto Rescue may be all that’s required, but you should consider a full brake inspection to be sure. Here in Richmond, having your drum brakes inspected is a good way to make sure your brake system is performing properly and ready to bring you to a safe stop at any moment.

Trust Auto Rescue for a competent inspection of drum brakes, as well as all related repairs, in Richmond, VA.

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