Drum Brake Tips: The Trainer Video Series

Drum Brake Tips: The Trainer Video Series

Motor Age — The invention of the modern automotive drum brake is credited to a man by the name of Louis Renault, circa 1902. They are a system even the oldest among us have grown up with. And they haven’t changed all that much over the years.

Most current makes rely more on disc brake systems to haul the car down to a stop and for a variety of very good reasons. But you will still find many models using drum brakes to provide the stopping power on the rear wheels. And due to their design and/or lack of routine maintenance, drum brakes are often not contributing their fair share of stopping power.

In this edition of The Trainer video series, Motor Age technical editor Pete Meier will show you how they work and share some tips on the “do’s and don’ts” of their service and repair.

Motor Age also holds a series of web casts on various topics of interest to automotive technicians. Go to the Motor Age web site for more information and to sign up for these webcasts.

Source: Motor Age

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Nick Taylor is the SureTrack Community Administrator and a Senior Applications Specialist at Mitchell 1 with over 25 years of experience with electronic repair data systems. Nick previously worked in the automotive dismantling and engine rebuilding industries.