Drum Brakes Service and Repair in Fremont
Welcome to the top Fremont drum brake service and repair shop – Fremont Auto Center. We offer full service drum brake inspections, service and repairs. Whether your vehicle needs brake shoe replacement, or the brake lines are leaking, our nationally ASE certified technicians can diagnose and fix whatever ails your vehicle.
Drum brakes don’t have the stopping power of the disc brakes, so if used at all, they are only used on the rear axle, where they don’t have to work nearly as hard as the front brakes. At Fremont Auto Center we recommend drum brakes inspection whenever your vehicle is brought in for service. Bay Area stop-and-go traffic is hard on brakes. Regular brake inspections give you the peace of mind that comes from having brakes professionally inspected on regular basis.
When it comes to drum brake repairs, the most frequent repair is really a maintenance task - brake shoe replacement. Brake shoes are made of friction material that wears down as the brakes are used. At some point, brake shoes become too thin and need to be replaced.
Since drum brakes rely on hydraulic pressure to apply brake shoes, brake fluid leaks are a major concern. They can be caused by time (component failure due to age) or mileage (component failure do to wear). As your vehicle ages, seals will harden with age, and as a result, they no longer seal tight - and leaks occur. Brake fluid leaks can lead to brake failure, that’s why we recommend regular brake inspections – our technicians can check for leaks, lines and hoses that became brittle with age, and other signs of brake system deterioration.
If you suspect brake fluid leak, call us. Brake problems can negatively impact your safety, so we will find a way to fit your vehicle into the schedule so the problem can be resolved right away.
At Fremont Auto Center we are happy to answer any questions you may have about drum brakes and about their maintenance.
Whenever you bring your vehicle to Fremont Auto Center, all work performed by our technicians is covered by 24 month / 24,000 mile warranty. We also offer free Digital Vehicle Inspection with every service or repair – so you know exactly the overall health of your vehicle.
If you are making an appointment for regular brake inspection or service, you can do so online, or call us at the shop. If you suspect serious brake problems – do not delay, call the shop today.