Chrysler Sebring Rear Parking Brake Shoe
About rear parking brake shoe
In vehicles that possess the rear brake rotors, parking shoes are mostly mounted on the vehicle. The purpose of these shoes is to drive the rear brake rotors and stopping the car from rolling over. Because they serve such an important purpose and get used a lot, they tend to become thinner with time due to wear and tear.
What is the purpose of rear parking brake shoe?
The parking brake shoes, also called the emergency brake shoes, are the long curved blocks filled with friction material for working parking brakes. When setting the parking brakes, the parking brake shoes would extend against the brake drum or inside the rotor to hold the vehicle in position.
How rear parking brake shoe works?
Many cars have drum brakes on their rear wheels; therefore, when the parking brake is pulled, the cables pull a lever that compresses the brake shoes to stop the vehicle. Parking brakes also have a self-locking system, which would mean that unless the lever or foot brake is released the brake would not be released.