Few modern automobiles these days are still equipped with a brake drum. Commonly used in the rear wheels, this brake component comes with two brake shoes containing a friction material and one piston. As you step on the brake pedals, the piston presses the brake shoes to the inner moving surface of the drum to slow down and finally stop the wheels from turning. The advantage of using drum brakes is that the shoe mountings can be tailored to support their own function, so less hydraulic pressure is required to stop your ride. This is the reason why older vehicles employing brake drums don't have a brake booster.
However, the friction materials in the brake drum is covered with lining. This means that the heat produced needs to be carried out via the drum to the outside air. With hard and frequent use, overheating may occur. Another problem you have to deal with is brake fade. This is characterized by gradual loss of braking power due to prolonged use. If you're already experiencing such problems with your vehicle's brake drum, you better have it replaced with new ones. Here at The Parts Bin, you'll find the high-quality brake drum parts at prices you can afford. Browse our catalog now and place your order.