Brake Pads vs Brake Shoes (What’s the Difference?)

All mobilized vehicles contain a braking system in them. They will use either a drum brake or disc brake to slow down the vehicle on command. With disc brakes, brake pads apply pressure to a rotating disc (rotor) to slow and stop a vehicle. In a drum brake, the slowing mechanism relies on brake shoes … Read more

7 Causes of Grinding Noise When Braking

Hydraulics are used to provide functionality to the brakes of vehicles. Each wheel of a vehicle is going to have an individual brake built into it. These brakes typically consist of a brake pad which creates friction against a brake rotor in order to slow down the vehicle. All these braking functions are controlled through … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad Brake Drums and Shoes (and Replacement Cost)

The brake drums and shoes are vital components of a vehicle’s braking system. Brake drums and shoes are more commonly found on older vehicles which don’t use a disc brake system to slow the car down. Basically, the brake drums serve as the brake disc and the brake shoes serve as the brake pads. The … Read more