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About Brake Shoes
The brake shoe is a curved piece of metal with high-friction material (the brake lining) attached to the outside of it. It is attached to the backing plate inside the brake drum with a series of springs and levers, and rests against the hydraulically operated wheel cylinder.
This part should be handled with great care to ensure that the vehicle does not cause accidents. With this vital role, the brake shoes should be replaced when noise is heard from rear brakes, as this is a signal that the brake shoe is worn out and needs to be replaced. Other signals are the failure of the hand brake to hold and the shaking of a car when brakes are applied.