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Drum brakes

Drum brakes

By Gal Aharon

Drum brakes are the older of the two types of brakes on tyres. Their name comes from the brake housing which resembles a drum. The brake works by outwardly applying force to the wheel, causing friction and slowing it down.


While modern technology has improved the performance of drum brakes, they are not the best option and, if used at all, are usually only used on the two rear tyres. Drum brakes are also not great at dissipating heat and therefore wear out faster than disc brakes.


Replacing drum brakes


Replacing drum brakes will set you back between $300-$500 depending on your car model.


They should be replaced about ever 200,000 miles (320,000 km)


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Drum brakes

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