Subaru Brake Shoe Replacement Service Research in Seattle, WA

Drum Brake Shoe Replacement Service is Available in Seattle

New Subaru models have four-wheel disc brakes; however, some older Subaru models were equipped with rear drum brakes. Since 97% of Subaru models sold within the past decade are still on the road today, there are still plenty of these drum-brake-equipped vehicles driving around. And if you have drum brakes, that means you'll eventually need to have the shoes replaced. We strongly recommend using OEM Subaru brake shoes for long-lasting quality.

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Why Does My Subaru Need Brake Shoe Replacements?

The brake shoes in drum brakes are the equivalent of brake pads on disc brakes. They're friction plates that are held within the brake drums. When you step on the brakes, the shoes will press against the inside of the drum, creating friction to slow and stop the moving wheels.

This means that the brake shoes are subjected to incredible heat and pressure. They're designed to handle it well, but they will wear down in time. When the brake shoes have worn down too much, the metal backing of the shoes is what will grind against the drum. Not only will this require expensive brake repair, but it could also decrease your stopping power, making your drive less safe.

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When Should I Replace the Drum Brake Shoes?

Brake shoes tend to last longer than brake pads; however, there are a number of things that can affect how long they last. If you subject your Subaru to more extreme driving and braking, the shoes may need to be replaced before you even hit 25,000 miles. Careful driving can sometimes lead to brake shoes that last over 70,000 miles.

Because of this, it's wise to have the brake shoes inspected at every oil change. Also keep an ear out for a squeal when you stop your car; a squealing noise while braking is one symptom of worn brake shoes or pads. If it takes you longer to stop, or if your Subaru pulls to one side when you step on the brakes, these are also signs of brake shoes without much life left. If you notice these symptoms, it's time for an inspection.

Contact Carter Subaru Shoreline for Expert Service & More

Scheduling your next Subaru service appointment with the experts at Carter Subaru Shoreline is easy with our online service scheduling form. If you have any questions, we'd be happy to answer them over the phone or in person at 17225 Aurora Ave N., Seattle, WA 98133.

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Carter Subaru Shoreline Is Your Hassle-Free Source for Subaru Service

The Carter family has been serving the Puget Sound area since 1960 with a hassle-free approach to automotive sales--and this extends to our service center, as well. It's staffed with expert technicians who have been trained by Subaru, and who regularly undergo further training to make sure they're up to date with the latest knowledge and advances. To protect the integrity of your Subaru, they'll use only genuine OEM and Subaru-approved parts and accessories.

We go further than simply having knowledgeable technicians; we want to make sure you have the opportunity to be well informed on Subaru service, as well. It can be a hassle to have to trust a service tech using lots of unfamiliar terms and concepts, especially if you've had a bad experience before. That's why we have these information pages: so you can go to your service appointment with a good idea of what your Subaru might need.

In addition to our competitive service prices, we also have regularly updated service specials to help you save even more. We look forward to serving you at Carter Subaru Shoreline, serving Everett and Lake Stevens.

  1. Carter Subaru Shoreline

    17225 Aurora Ave N.
    Shoreline, WA 98133

    • Sales: (888) 614-8142

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Carter Subaru Shoreline

17225 Aurora Ave N.
Directions Seattle, WA 98133

  • Sales: 844-669-6073
  • Service: (877) 371-0904
  • Parts: (888) 905-0631

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  • Monday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Thursday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Friday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am - 05:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Carter Subaru Shoreline Service Department Seattle, WA