While we all know the importance of the brakes in our car, we can neglect one of the most essential components of the braking system: the brakedrum. Combined with the brake shoe, this forms a friction pair, which decelerates the wheel rotation, allowing your car to stop when you need it to. When we are out on the road, we would notice the lack of a brakedrum right away!
The brakedrum absorbs and discharges heat during the braking process. For any car that is used long-term, especially during lengthy and arduous races, the friction between the brakedrum and the brake shoe lining can lessen as the temperatures increase. At high temperatures, this is what is known as fading. The braking loses its effect the more the temperature goes up. So we need to ensure that our brakedrum needs proper stability. With Alfin brakedrums, they are optimised to ensure that safety is paramount, but is also able to navigate any rough surface effectively. Because the diameter of the brakedrum cannot go beyond a certain limit and high temperature, this means it's a very fine art to ensure that the brake, and the car, is operating at 110%.
The brakedrum is the unsung hero of any car. If the wear limit is exceeded, this means that the braking isn't as reliable as it once was. This means that the brakedrum will need to be replaced as soon as possible. If you are exposing the car to a lot of rough terrains, such as during big races, the brakedrums need to be replaced as a matter of priority. Brakedrums need to be replaced by axle so they can avoid the differences in the braking force between the other axles of the car. If a driver notices a drop in the braking effect of a brakedrum, the vehicle has to go to a specialist garage straight away.
It is crucial that, as part of the entire vehicle, the brakedrum system needs sufficient care and attention. A brakedrum is not something that should be replaced with a cheap version, but also, it needs to be installed correctly. You need a high-quality component installed to the manufacturer's guidelines. If you are to ensure optimum brake performance as well as help the vehicle maintain its value, the brakedrum has to maintain priority. Our specialists can install brakedrums according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
Whether you are looking to increase the value of your vintage car, or you want to get more durability on the road with that sense of safety and satisfaction, our Alfin brakedrums are used all over the world, and have helped many racers get to the finish line. If you want to cross the finish line in first place, or you want to sit back and safe in the knowledge that your vehicle is up to code, our Alfin brakedrums can give you that sense of satisfaction you need to bring you car up to speed, hit those finish lines, and ensure you are doing it as safely as possible.