Brake Shoe Set
The Brake Shoe Set is an important component of the drum brake system and is usually made of metal. It is responsible for stopping or slowing the spinning wheels down. When the brake pedal is pressed, a piston pushes the brake shoes against the brake drum. This process generates friction which slows down or stops the wheels from turning. The friction then gets dissipated as heat energy. A brake lining which is glued to the shoe is the part that actually presses against the inside of the brake drum. The lining is made of a material that is relatively soft but tough and heat-resistant.
In a drum brake system, there are two brake shoes and they are held in place by means of springs. There are also springs to bring the brake shoes back to their resting position, when the brake pedal is released. In disc brake systems, the brake calipers do the function of brake shoes.
One of the symptoms of a brake shoe filled with mud or dirt is a squealing noise. Over time, the brake shoes tend to wear out making the metal backing come in contact with the brake drum. This will cause a scraping noise while braking. When there is such a metal-to-metal contact between the shoe and the drum, the vehicle will not brake properly. A damaged brake shoe should be replaced at the earliest to avoid possible damage to your automobile's drum brake system. At Buy Auto Parts we stock a wide variety of brake shoe sets 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 shoe sets 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].