Helpful Automotive Resources
Bad Brake Drum SymptomsThankfully, there are ways to find out if your brake drums are starting to fail.
Like any other brake component, your vehicle’s brake drums will wear out over time.
Symptoms of a Bad Brake Drum
How Long Do Drum Brakes Last?The housing of drum brakes is designed to be operable typically for around 150,000 to 200,000 miles, while the shoes are meant to last for 40,000 miles. These values, however, are rated for regular driving conditions, and various factors could affect the longevity of the brake drums.
Good Brakes vs. Bad BrakesBrakes work by creating friction in order to slow down or stop a moving vehicle. For brakes to generate friction, a braking material is pressed against a secondary material that rotates along with the wheel. This secondary material may come in two forms: brake drums and disc brakes.