The Brake Drum is a part of your car's drum brake system. It is a metal cylinder that is mounted on the car's wheels and slows down or stops the vehicle, when the brake pedal is pressed. The brake drum also acts a cover for the internal slave cylinders and brake shoes. It is usually constructed of cast iron. When the wheels rotate, the drums spin along with them and the axle. When the brake pedal is floored, the brake shoes squeeze against the inside of the brake drum inducing a friction that causes the wheels to stop or slow down. The drum is built to withstand the heat due to friction.
Over time, the drum may develop pits and warps on its surface due to continuous exposure to heat. Symptoms of a bad brake drum include a grinding or scraping noise from the wheels and a lowered brake pedal. If the automobile rolls for a short distance before coming to a complete stop, it could be a sign of a faulty brake drum. A damaged brake drum should be replaced at the earliest. At Buy Auto Parts we stock a wide variety of brake drums for every car make and model.
We have genuine OEM replacements and premium aftermarket parts. All our car parts are thoroughly tested and come with a warranty. To view the parts that fit your vehicle, select the right year, make and model of your car on our online catalog. At Buy Auto Parts you will find high-quality brake drums at unbeatable prices, and free shipping. If you have any questions about our car parts, call our toll-free support line 1-888-907-7225 or email us at [email protected]