As the safety of your vehicle is paramount, choosing the right vehicle can be a minefield. But what about vintage vehicles? When we start to look at what makes a vehicle safe, there are aspects of cars old and new that haven’t changed. Case in point: the brakedrum! As we start to “break” down the safety of a vehicle and see how important the brakedrum is, only then can we ensure that it takes pride of place in the maintenance of our vintage vehicle.
What Is A Brakedrum?
A brakedrum is a key part of the brakes. This, in combination with the brake shoe, helps to slow down the rotation of the wheel, bringing the vehicle to a stop. The brakedrum is also crucial because it helps to absorb and discharge heat that is generated during braking. This is very important. As the friction between the brakedrum and the brake shoe lining deteriorates as the temperatures go up, this can result in in the brakes losing its effectiveness over time.
What Does It Do For Our Vehicle?
Every vehicle is exposed to numerous temperatures, adverse weather conditions, and hazardous terrain. To ensure that our braking is significant, despite the load of the car, the brakedrum needs to be dimensioned to a very specific set of criteria. Due to the load of the vehicle in combination with high temperatures, the diameter of the brakedrum cannot go beyond a specific limit. And as brakedrums are exposed to the terrain of the road, such as grime and spray water, it's important that the brakedrum is manufactured with anti-corrosion coating as the brakedrum can take a lot of battering during everyday travels.
What We Can Do For You
As the brakedrum is crucial for the safety and longevity of the vehicle, the brakedrum needs monitoring to see if the wear limit is exceeded. Brakedrums components are not provided by every manufacturer. It's important that you go to a brakedrums specialist, as they can help you to get the care that you need. If you notice a drop in the effectiveness of your braking, the drum brake needs assessing. Taking it to a specialist garage and ensuring that it is examined by the appropriate specialists that can install brakedrums means that you are safe in the knowledge that it is fixed according to the installation instructions of the manufacturer.
Because the brakedrum is something that you cannot do without, nor is it something that you can fix yourself, ensuring that you take it to a manufacturer that knows what they're doing, but also can provide the brakedrum that is in line with your vehicle, is essential. Our brakedrums manufacture components that can suit all types of vehicle, ensuring that you get the standards you expect, while also keeping the vehicle as safe as humanly possible. The brakedrum becomes such a significant aspect of the vehicle, but the average driver may not pay much attention to it. This is where we come in and ensure that the brakedrums we manufacture is to your standard as well as ours.
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.