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The brake drums in your INFINITI are part of the overall drum brake system that's responsible for slowing, and eventually stopping, your car or SUV. The system as a whole is made up of the brake drum, brake shoes, wheel cylinders, and hardware.
How Brake Drums Work
What brake drums do is simple. First, you press the sole of your foot against the brake pedal. The master brake cylinder responds by sending hydraulic brake fluid through brake lines and brake hoses. The building pressure from that fluid forces the brake shoe to fasten to the brake drum, which creates the friction that slows the rotation of your wheels.
How to Spot Faulty Brake Drums
Don't risk your safety by driving on bad brake drums. Signs of failure include:
Save When You Buy Genuine INFINITI Brake Drums Online
Drum brakes may look simple, but they're far more complex due to the amount of hardware and moving parts. Drum brakes are designed with a pan-shaped drum and a pair of curved shoes that expand internally and drag on the drum's lining. They feature a brake cylinder with a pushrod at each end, return springs, an adjusting wheel, clips, and other hardware components. When you're replacing your brake drums, it's a good idea to replace all the hardware in case the other parts are compromised by metal fatigue.
Your best choice is to buy the brake drum parts that your manufacturer made specifically for your model. Our online auto parts store sells those authentic parts, and at a discount to the MSRP that your local dealer may charge. Find yours in our catalog by searching model and model year. Then, once your order's complete, we'll get right to work on shipping it straight to your front door.