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We make wheel cylinder replaement simple and easy.
The average cost to replace your Wheel Cylinder is $108 - $136. Pricing may vary based on the type of car you have, as well as the type of (and quality) auto shop that you go to. At NuBrakes, our technicians come to your office or home to do the repair. We don’t markup our parts and have minimal overhead, meaning, we provide you a convenient and low-cost repair option.
When evaluating the cost of wheel cylinder replacement, you may want to consider:
It’s important to be in tune with your wheel cylinder replacement options and how the type of shop will affect the pricing they offer to you. Dealerships will always be the most expensive option for wheel cylinder replacement. Traditional brick and mortar repair shops will typically provide more affordable brake repair prices than the dealership. However, mobile brake repair services, like NuBrakes, usually provide the best prices because they have significantly less operational overhead… And not to mention, a much more convenient experience… A true win-win.
Still have questions about wheel cylinder replacements? We're here to help.
A Wheel cylinder is an important part of your vehicle’s brake system. It is made of cast iron or aluminum that is located at the top of your wheel inside the drum brake and used to press brake shoes outwards using rubbing or friction to stop your vehicle.
The main sign you’ll need to get your wheel cylinder replaced is you'll see leaking fluid on your tires. There are also other signs such as:
- A sinking brake pedal; you'll also notice poor braking performance when this happens
- The brakes are particularly noisy or making a grinding sound
It is NOT SAFE to use your vehicle when experiencing any brake problems. Brakes are a vital safety feature of a car. If you encounter any of the signs for a wheel cylinder replacement, your vehicle should be out of service and be repaired.
Over time your vehicle parts will wear out and fail to perform well. Not having a fully functioning wheel cylinder won’t make your drum brake work and having a not working brake means your vehicle isn’t safe. Functioning brakes are essential to drively safely.
Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, wheel cylinders can last 3-5 years. Though failure on some vehicles may vary, it is commonly replaced when the vehicle reaches over 75,000 miles.
You can do the following steps below, but refer to your vehicle’s manual when safely replacing your wheel cylinder.
1. Lift the vehicle using a jack stand.
2. Remove tires and wheels.
3. Remove the drum cover.
- You can slide it easily without using any tools.
4. Remove the retainer springs
5. Remove the rear brake line from the wheel cylinder
6. Remove the bolts of the wheel cylinder
7. Pull the wheel cylinder
8. Remove the brake shoes
9. Using a brake cleaner, clean the rear and interior of the hub
10. Check brake drums
11. Have it turned/surfaced or replace if needed.
12. Install the brake shoes
13. Install your new wheel cylinder
14. Bleed the brakes
15. Return the wheel and tire
16. Remove the jack stand
17. Reconnect your battery
Our mobile mechanics deliver top-rated services at your home or office for up to 40% less than a repair shop.
We're 10-40% more affordable on average compared to dealerships and shops so you'll be saving time AND money.
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