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Find the right Brake Shoes for your car

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Current Registration System
The two numbers in the middle of the registration state the year:
The first number will be a 1/5/6.
If it is a 1, it is registered between March and September: If it is a 5/6, the vehicle is registered after September and before March.
The second number states the year:
For example KC63 KFF was registered between Sept 2013 and March 2014.
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Prefix Registration System
Vehicles registered pre 2001 are subject to a prefix and suffix system. The most common is prefix. The first letter represents the year the car was registered.
For example, M673 SWP was registered in 1994.
To find which year your car was registered, enter your registration into the DVLA vehicle check
Engine Size Info
X Engine Size Help
Your engine size can often be refered to as litres (l) or cubic centimeters (cc). Refer to your vehicle logbook to check or enter your registration into the DVLA Vehicle Check website.
fuel type info
X Fuel Help
If you don’t know which fuel type your vehicle is, refer to your logbook or simply check the filler cap.
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X car body types
Find your body type on your logbook or on the DVLA vehicle check website.

Brake Shoes / Handbrake Shoes

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Replacement Brake Shoes

Performing the same function as brake pads, brake shoes cup the brake disc and press inwards when the brakes are applied. They need replacing when they show signs of wear and tear as they are an intrinsic part of the safe braking system in the vehicle.

If you require a brake shoe our extensive range means that most makes and models are catered for so that you can easily source a replacement part which has been tested to all the required European and UK motoring standards.

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 Brake Shoes are supplied in axle sets: generally 4 shoes per set.
Handbrake Shoes Brake Shoes used in conjunction with the Handbrake.
Lever A Lever attached to a Brake Shoe to which the Handbrake cable is attached.
ABS Anti-lock Braking System.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are brake shoes?
Brake shoes are a component of a cars braking system and work in conjunction with other parts to slow or stop a vehicle.

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.