Subaru Brake Shoe Replacement Service Information in in Columbus, OH
Brake Shoe Replacement at Byers Airport Subaru in Columbus, OH
Today’s modern Subaru vehicles are equipped with disc brakes at all four wheels — but some older models were equipped with older brake technology, called drum brakes, on the rear wheels. These brakes are less sophisticated, which means they don’t provide as much stopping power. But, since they’re simple, they can last a long time.
One thing they do have in common with disc brakes? A friction pad that needs to be routinely replaced. On drum brakes, this pad is called a “drum shoe.” If your older Subaru vehicle is equipped with drum shoes that need replacing, visit us at the Byers Airport Subaru service department. We’ll use high quality brake shoes to keep your car stopping like new, no matter how not-at-all-new it really is!
What are Brake Shoes, and How Do They Work?
In drum-style brakes, the brake drum rotates with the wheel as you drive along. When you press the brake pedal, the brake shoes expand and press outward against the drum. This creates the friction that slows down your vehicle. However, over time, that friction will wear away at the material on the brake shoes. Eventually, the friction material will have worn away completely, and bare metal will slide against bare metal when you press the brake. Not only does this mean you’ll have less stopping power, it can lead to major problems elsewhere in the brake system.
How Often Should I Replace the Brake Shoes on my Subaru?
There’s no hard-and-fast rule for how long your brake shoes will last. In general, a good rule of thumb is to replace them every 35,000 miles. If you’re unsure of the condition of your car’s brakes, or even what kind of brakes your car is equipped with, just stop by our service department! We’ll inspect your brakes and let you know if anything needs to be fixed or replaced.
How to Contact the Byers Airport Subaru Service Center
Visit the Byers Airport Subaru service center and we’ll go the Xtra Mile for you! You’ll find us just south of the airport and a short drive from Downtown Columbus at 401 North Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH 43213. If you’d like to schedule your appointment in advance, you can give us a call at the number at the top of this page. Or, just click here to use our online scheduler and select an appointment window that fits your busy schedule.
Not sure when your vehicle is in need of maintenance? Use our online tool to find the service schedule recommended by Subaru for your vehicle.
Why Your Dollar Goes Farther at the Byers Airport Subaru Service Center
There’s no repair too complex or too time-consuming for the factory-trained technicians at Byers Airport Subaru. In our service center, you’ll find our team of experts knows their way around your Subaru like no-one else in Columbus. What’s more, they’ll use genuine, tried-and-true Subaru OEM parts to carry out all repairs for a quality fix that’s sure to last. Even if you were in an accident, the Byers Collision Center is always on hand to carry out bodywork and major frame repairs. We’ll help you navigate the complicated insurance process and restore your vehicle to working order for less.
Don’t entrust something as important as your car to anyone but the best! We’ll show you what it means to go the Xtra Mile at the Byers Airport Subaru service center.