Subaru Brake Shoe and Replacing Drum Brakes Information in San Bernardino, CA

What You Should Know About Brake Shoes & Replacing Drum Brakes in Southern California

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Subaru has long been an industry leader in providing some of the safest cars and SUVs available. That means that if your Subaru was made within the past decade, or even beyond, it's likely equipped with four-wheel disc brakes. In that case, you won't have to worry about brake shoes and drum brakes. However, if your vehicle is equipped with drum brakes, there are a few things to consider when the time comes to service them. Find out more below, and please reach out to us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for Subaru brake maintenance or repair.

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What are Brake Shoes & What Should You Know About Replacing Them?

Brake shoes are the brake pads found inside drum brakes. However, replacing drum brake shoes is a bit different than pulling a caliper and swapping the pads on disc brakes. Simply removing the brake drum can be a challenge by itself. Once you unveil the worn-out brake shoes, high-tension springs and other components quickly complicate the project. In fact, special tools are necessary to safely deal with the brake shoe springs. There's also the matter of getting the new brake shoes adjusted just right so the brake drum fits back on and everything works the way it's supposed to. Ultimately, we think that drum brake replacement and service is a job best left to certified technicians.

How Often Should Brake Shoes Be Replaced?

Just like the lifespan of brake pads on disc brakes, how long a set of shoes will last on drum brakes is determined by many factors. What we can say for certain is that, since drum brakes are typically found on the rear of a vehicle, the shoes should last much longer than the brake pads on the front wheels. That's because rear brakes are only responsible for about 20% of the stopping power when you press the brake pedal.

Rear Brake shoes might last as long as 60,000 miles or longer. However, they may also need to be replaced as soon as 20,000 miles. The best bet for avoiding damage to the brake drums and other components is to have the brake shoes inspected periodically. When you come in for other basic maintenance like an oil change and tire rotation is a great time have your brake shoes inspected.

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Contact Subaru of San Bernardino to Learn More About our Automotive Services

Taking the best care of your Subaru shouldn't be a hassle. Fortunately, we make your best interests our top priority in our authorized Subaru service center in San Bernardino. Scheduling an appointment is as easy as making a phone call, or simply provide a few pieces of information in our secure online scheduling form. Of course, you're always welcome to stop by and see us in person without an appointment at 645 Auto Center Dr, San Bernardino, CA 92408.

Why Trust the Subaru of San Bernardino Authorized Service Center?

From the flat BOXER® engine to the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, no other vehicle is engineered quite like a Subaru. While there may be a variety of mechanic shops in the greater Riverside, CA area, it's only in an authorized service center like ours that you'll find expert technicians who are regularly trained by the factory. That means we know every inch of your Subaru, no matter what model or year it is.

You can also count on the highest quality parts, products, and fluids when you trust us with your Subaru. In fact, our onsite parts department is always well stocked with the same parts that came on your Subaru from the factory, so you won't have to wait any longer than necessary for your Subaru maintenance and service. Don't forget to check out our frequently-updated service specials to see how our competitive prices can be even better. We look forward to meeting you at Subaru of San Bernardino, not far from Fontana, CA.

Subaru of San Bernardino

645 Auto Center Dr
Directions San Bernardino, CA 92408

  • Sales: 909-888-8686
  • Service: 909-571-5305
  • Parts: 909-571-5397

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  • Monday 09:00am - 07:00pm
  • Tuesday 09:00am - 07:00pm
  • Wednesday 09:00am - 07:00pm
  • Thursday 09:00am - 07:00pm
  • Friday 09:00am - 07:00pm
  • Saturday 09:00am - 07:00pm
  • Sunday 09:30am - 07:00pm
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  • Monday 09:00am - 07:00pm
  • Tuesday 09:00am - 07:00pm
  • Wednesday 09:00am - 07:00pm
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  • Friday 09:00am - 07:00pm
  • Saturday 09:00am - 07:00pm
  • Sunday 09:30am - 07:00pm

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  • Monday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 07:30am - 05:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

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  • Monday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 07:30am - 05:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
  1. Subaru of San Bernardino

    645 Auto Center Dr
    San Bernardino, CA 92408

    • Sales: (877) 501-8065

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