Automotive Q&A

Learn about your Brakes

Drum Brakes – When do I need to change them

When your brakes are applied, your brakes create a tremendous amount of heat friction to stop your vehicle. Over time, your brakes will wear from the friction and must be replaced to ensure safe driving conditions. Technicians advise that your drum brakes should be checked every 10,000 miles. You can also periodically check your brake shoes and brake fluid to check for excessive wear or leaking.