Asked by: Zoraima Armisen
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Last Updated: 25th Feb 2024

Are there brake drums or discs on my car?

One of the holes on the top of your front wheel will be visible. You will see the brake wheel if your car has front disk brakes (most have). You will also see the brake drum, which is round and rusted if it doesn't have front disc brakes.

What vehicles also have drum brakes?

Drum brakes can be found in heavy-duty trucks, medium and light duty trucks, as well as cars, dirt bikes and ATVs. Because most of the vehicle's stopping force comes from the front brakes, drum brakes are applied to the rear wheels. The heat generated in the rear is therefore significantly lower.

Moreover, why do some cars have drum brakes instead of disc brakes? 6 Answers. Drum brakes are cheaper to manufacture than disc brakes, because there are fewer moving parts and because in the rear the parking brake (which often works by a drum-and-shoe mechanism even on four-wheel-disc-equipped cars) can share a drum with the "regular" brakes.

Do drum brakes come with rotors?

Although drum brakes are simple to set up, they don't shed heat as efficiently as disc brakes. These brakes also require more labor to service. DISC brake system has discs or rotors. They also have pads and calipers. DRUM brake systems include drums, shoes, wheel cylinders, and rotors.

What are the drawbacks of drum brakes

Drum brake disadvantages

  • Heavy braking can lead to excessive heating. This can then cause the drum's to distort and vibrate under braking.
  • The drum's diameter increases slightly under hard braking. To stop this, the driver must push the brake pedal further.