Brake shoes produce the friction needed to slow down and stop your car. For your safety and that of other drivers, swap your brake shoes every 50,000 miles for low-cost replacements from Car Parts 4 Less.
In drum braking systems, brake shoes play a similar role to that of pads in disc versions. These shoes have a curved steel surface, one side of which is lined with an abrasive material. This material creates the friction that your wheels need to stop. Drum brakes are less effective than the modern disc versions, but many modern cars still use the former on their rear wheels. Standard brake shoes are more or less the same in terms of the amount of friction they create, whereas it is easy to buy brake pads made from different materials for varying levels of friction. This is one of the reasons that brake shoes are the less expensive of the two. Brake shoe wear and tear is the most common issue in faulty drum brake systems. For this reason, ineffective drum brakes are usually a sign that you need to replace the shoes. Car Parts 4 Less supplies low-cost brake shoes for all relevant makes and models.