If you have a car which has brake drum, you must have some time experienced an brake drum failure at some point of time. When there is unusual brake pedal feel, any unusual abnormal noises, or you are feeling a loose parking brake, then this may due to the failure of brake drum. And in case there is failure of brake drum, you may have to replace the drum from a qualified mechanics. You can avail Drum Brake repair service in Auckland Call @096364919 at Sterling clutch and brakes Auckland.

In old vehicles drum brakes are a common type of braking system, and is usually found on the rear wheel of all old drum brake system vehicles. The main purpose of drum brake is to slow the vehicle like the disc brakes found in the modern vehicles, but they work in a slightly different manner. Drum brakes use wheel cylinders to push brake shoes against the inside of a brake drum to slow the rotating wheel, instead of using callipers to squeeze pads onto a rotor. Since the friction and contact function is used, brake drum eventually wear out over a period of time and fails to do the proper braking of vehicle, and needs replacement. In the event they go bad or have a problem, the driver of vehicle gets indications from a few symptoms and can know that some problem has occurred with the brake drum or their is a brake drum failure.

Brake Drum

Symptoms of Brake Drum Failure

  1. Unusual change in Brake Pedal Feel: The most common and the first symptoms of a brake drum failure or a bad brake drum is unusual brake pedal feel to the driver of the vehicle. If the brake drums are excessively worn out, they can cause vibrations, which you can feel in the pedal while braking. Shuddering or pulsating can be noticed once you step on the pedal due to worn out drums.

  2. Weak Brake: In case you step on the brake pedal, and it takes longer for the car to slow down or to stop, then there is some problem with the brake drums. Though it may be caused due to some other a modern car with a disc braking system, then equivalent to this would be faulty discs and pads.

  3. Brake Noises when Brakes are Pressed: As you step on the brake pedal if you hear scraping noises, then the cause of it could be associated with bad brake drums. In the event the brake drums becomes excessively worn, they may give a scraping or scratching sound when the brakes are depressed. The bad brake drums causes heat to build up and put stress on the braking system. Then, when the brake shoes push against the drums, there results a annoying scrape noises to follow.

  4. Vibration in Brake Pedal: Over a period of time the brake drums get worn out and in case you continue using brakes. When they get too worn-out, you will start to feel vibrations coming from the brake pedal when you put your foot on it. But when there is a brake performance issue, then you are left with no choice but to replace brake drums. It is better to take pedal vibrations as an early warning sign to get your vehicles braking system inspected from a trained auto mechanics and avail Brakes repair service in Auckland Call @096364919.

  5. Loose Parking Brake: Another symptom of brake drums failure is a loose parking brakes. With the use the drum brakes wear, the shoes may not be able to squeeze again the inside of the drum as easily, and due to this, the parking brake may not work as efficiently as it is expected. Generally whens the parking brakes are applied the car don’t budge, but when there brake drum failure car will slip a few inches after the parking brake is engaged. This may also be caused by miss-adjusted brake cable, as well as potentially worn shoes. In all these events a proper check of brake system is required and get brake replacement service in Auckland .For getting complete check up of the brakes and to avail brake repair service in Auckland and getting advice how to maintain your car’s drum brakes in top condition you can mail your query at http://Sterlingbrake.co.nz/ or call @09-636-4919.

Every vehicle owner is worried about smooth running of various car parts including Brakes Pads and Rotors. The reason behind this is that braking system of your vehicle is very important and without proper functioning of this system your ability to stop car quickly in case of emergency gets affected and can also lead to serious accident.

As all car parts get affected from wear and tear due to use and time factor, brake pads and rotors are the parts which are more likely by wear fast due to use. The question that come in your mind as a owner of vehicle owner is that how long the brake pads and rotor lasts and when should they be replaced and how can one tell it something is starting to fail?

The first thing for you is to estimate how long both your brake pads and rotors are likely to last and only then you can you can go in for replacement is to get them inspected from trained auto mechanics. We at Sterling Clutch & brake in Auckland are happy to tell you about how you can prolong the Brake pad and Rotors life..

The general rule is:

Brake Pads and rotor

* Brake pads can last anywhere between 30,000 to 70,000 miles. The variance is due to your driving style and the driving conditions in which the vehicle is driven. As per the vehicle manufacturers the brake pads will last depending on your vehicle daily milage but in typical conditions it will last between 3 and 7 years.* The life of brake rotor is roughly about 70,000 miles, but they need to be checked for the uneven war and tear. Any uneven surface on the rotors should be corrected through turning and machining and making it round again. This machining can be done for two to three times in actual rotor life before it needs complete replacement. But since the new vehicles are very sensitive and it is cost effective to replace rotor when some thing happens to rotor from wear and tear and brakes are not functioning properly.

Tips to make Brake Pads and Rotors Last Longer

You can make brake pads and rotors last longer by following few of the tips given below and your driving habits and techniques:

* Best way to increase life of your brakes is to obey the speed limit. It is very taxing on your brakes and your brake pads will wear out fast if you stop at high rates of speed and suddenly.

* Always use your right foot for both acceleration and brake pedals. Some vehicle drivers use their left foot to hit the brake before the right foot is completely off the accelerator, requiring more brake effort.

* Be aware of the traffic movement. It will be less taxing on your brakes if you brake slowly or coast. Make it a habit to stop gradually well before a traffic light, rather than suddenly applying the brakes quickly when you get closer to light signal.

* Always minimize the amount of weight in your vehicle. With less mass to stop, it will be less taxing on your brakes as they will have to work less.

* Have the brake system inspected regularly. If the brake pads are worn out more stress is put on the rotor and other parts in the braking system. By regular inspection and early detection of worn out brake pads, you’ll not only ensure the safety of your self and your vehicle but also other components of braking system. To avoid unusual Brake pads and Rotor wear and tear you can contact us us for brake replacement service in Auckland.

If you drive your vehicle cautiously, follow the recommended minimum maintenance and contact your car garage for regular brake service and vehicle, you will be able to keep brake pads and rotors lasting as long as possible and also ensure your safety as well as the safety of other drivers on the road and off course your loved vehicle also.

For getting complete Brake and Rotors check up, and any other replacement of parts you can contact your trusted auto shop Sterling Clutch and Brakes @ 09 636 4919 or in case you have any query regarding clutch or brakes regarding your vehicle you can contact us at http://Sterlingbrake.co.nz/.