Brake drum is a part of brake system that plays an important role in braking. Braking effect is achieved by converting kinetic energy into heat that is absorbed by the brake drum. This is a simple mechanical process. But there are special material strength requirements, which the brake drum is made of, as it is subjected to strong mechanical stresses. In brake drum friction pads are located inside the drum, while in the brake shoes or clamping bands friction surfaces are outside.
Excessive heating that occurs during braking, requires the use of special alloys with a high wear resistance. However, wear occurs. So each time you change tyres, inspect the brake drum for obvious signs of wear. It can be deformed, for example. If you find defects or signs of corrosion on the surface of the drum, screening is necessary. Manufacturers specify the maximum diameter of the brake drum. These values should be guided when estimating wear. In addition, brake drum can be damaged in the result of an accident.
Worn brake drum or drum with a clear defect should be replaced immediately, because the risk of brake failure is too great. Brake drum replacement should be done in the auto repair shop. Brake system repair is related to car safety and even the slightest error can have serious consequences. So do not do this by yourself and trust professionals. In our online shop you will find rear view mirrors, mufflers, spoilers and fenders. You will be able to install them without any assistance if you have mechanical skills. Our Internet shop guarantees the best quality and reasonable prices.