Brake Shoes


Are your brakes not holding, jammed, or locked on?

Your brake shoes could be faulty. Are they making a grinding noise, squeak or squeal?

Gillingham’s Autoexperts Medway is the place to go if they are worn out and need replacing.

How Brake Shoes Work:

The brake shoe carries the brake lining, which is riveted or glued to the shoe. When the brake is applied, the shoe moves and presses the lining against the inside of the brake drum holding it firm.

Modern cars either have disc brakes all round, or discs at the front and drums at the rear. An advantage of discs is that they can cool more quickly than drums so there is less risk of overheating. As rear shoes become worn there is a chance that they may begin to squeal or squeak. The build up of brake dust causes a squeal or squeak which can lead them to become locked on or jammed.
The reason for retaining drums at the rear is that a drum is more effective than a disc as a parking brake. Vehicles suffering with squealing noise will require the brakes to be serviced to stop them from squeaking. If a vehicle’s brakes are grinding it is likely that the car will also require the brake shoes to be replaced at the same time.

Contact us today to get your vehicle’s brakes checked thoroughly. Our workshop in Gillingham in the centre of Medway is fully equipped to deal with all makes of vehicles that are on the road today.

Why Choose Auto Experts Medway?

On many occasions when carrying out a brake inspection a partial strip down is necessary. This initial diagnosis becomes free due to the fact that your vehicle has been partially stripped down already.

Autoexperts Medway in Gillingham have established a superb reputation for high quality vehicle repair services. Refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.

So don’t wait until your brakes are completely worn out and making a grinding noise. Pick up on those early signs like a squeal or squeak and book your vehicle in as soon as possible. Regular servicing of a vehicle can eliminate unnecessary bills, check out our service tab for more information.

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