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Drums vs. Disc Brakes - Learn the Differences Between These Two Common Braking Systems

Drum Brakes

  • Drums are made from cast iron and are named for their “drum-like” shape
  • All brake components are contained within the confines of the drum.
  • You could get a car with drums on all 4 wheels until the early 1970’s. Now, you’ll usually see drums on the rear axles of economy cars and trucks.

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Disc Brakes

What are disc brakes?

How do they work?

What are the benefits of disc brakes?

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