Brake Shoes / Handbrake Shoes
What You Need To Know About Brake Shoes/Handbrake Shoes.
The brake and handbrake shoes are of crucial importance for vehicle safety. Ultimate Styling recommend the replacement of these every 50,000 miles. Or if you feel there is an issue with them, seek professional advice from a dealership or local garage.
Brake shoes are usually sold in axle sets, with 4 shoes per set. There is also handbrake shoes, which are used in conjunction with the handbrake. There is a lever attached to the brake shoe and the handbrake cable.
Brake Shoes Buying Guide
Here is an explanation of the terms used to help you choose the right Brake Shoes for your vehicle
Brake Shoes are supplied in axle sets: generally 4 shoes per set.
Brake Shoes used in conjunction with the Handbrake.
A Lever attached to a Brake Shoe to which the Handbrake cable is attached.
Anti-lock Braking System.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a brake shoe?
The brake shoe produces the friction to slow/stop the vehicle. It has a curved steel surface with an abrasive lining material on one side. We would recommend when replacing to replace in sets, this will result in even wearing. If the vehicle is prone to harsh, hard braking we would recommend having the shoes replaced more frequently. However it will depend on the vehicle and the driver’s habits.
How brake shoes work?
Brake shoes work by pressing on a brake drum to slow or stop the vehicle.
How to adjust drum brake shoes
It is possible to adjust drum brake shoes but as these are a critical part of a vehicles braking system it is important to ensure these are adjusted by qualified professionals.
How much to replace brake shoes?
We are unable to say how much brake shoe replacements cost, however, if you provide your vehicle registration number we will be able to advise which parts are required.
Although there is no legal requirement on brakes, it is highly recommend to keep brake parts in good condition for the safety of the vehicle driver and other drivers. The vehicles brakes will be checked on a yearly basis for the MOT, but if there is signs of wear before this point seek professional advice from a local garage or dealership.