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Professional Brake DrumManufacturer and Supplier

GDST AUTO PARTS is a professional and well-recognized brake drum manufacturer in the automotive industry, with 20 years of experience. Our products are mostly exported to America like South America and North America, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, covering more than 30 countries and we continue to expand in the automotive trading market.

Experienced R&D, Production, and Sales Team Meet your various needs for the brake drums

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GDST Brake Drum

Welcome to GDST Auto Parts, where we specialize in providing high-quality auto parts that keep your vehicle running smoothly. One of our top products is our brake drum, an essential component in your vehicle’s braking system.

Our brake drum is expertly crafted using top-quality materials, ensuring durability and reliability on the road. With precise engineering and attention to detail, our brake drum offers exceptional stopping power, allowing you to drive with confidence and peace of mind.

Whether you’re a professional mechanic or a DIY enthusiast, our brake drum is easy to install and compatible with a wide range of vehicle models. With GDST Auto Parts, you can trust that you’re getting the best product at an affordable price.

Upgrade your vehicle’s braking system with GDST Auto Parts’ brake drum. Contact us today to learn more about this essential component and how it can benefit your vehicle.

  • 30000-50000kms/one-year warranty, Fast Delivery of 30 days
  • Compatible with a Wide Range of Vehicles
  • Expertly engineered with precision and attention to detail
  • With exceptional stopping power to enhanced safety
  • High level of corrosion resistance
  • Consistent and reliable performance, even in challenging driving conditions.
  • Substantial reduction in dust
  • Inspect all incoming materials for all brake drums
  • Do a full inspection of all orders before delivery
  • 24-hour online support on all your customized requirements
  • Reliable direct brake drums supplier in China.
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What is a brake drum and its function in a braking system?

A brake drum is a cylindrical metal component of a drum brake system that is attached to the wheel hub and rotates with the wheel. The function of a brake drum is to slow down or stop the vehicle by creating friction between the brake shoes and the inside surface of the drum.

When the driver presses the brake pedal, hydraulic pressure is transmitted to the wheel cylinder, which in turn pushes the brake shoes outward against the inside of the brake drum. The friction between the brake shoes and the drum generates heat, which converts the kinetic energy of the rotating wheel into thermal energy, slowing down the vehicle.

Brake drums are commonly used in the rear wheels of many vehicles, especially in older models, although they are gradually being replaced by disc brakes. Drum brakes are still widely used in heavy-duty applications such as trucks and buses, where their durability and reliability are highly valued.

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How does a brake drum work?

When the driver presses the brake pedal, hydraulic pressure is transmitted to the wheel cylinder, which is located inside the brake drum. The wheel cylinder contains a piston that pushes the brake shoes outward against the inside of the brake drum. The brake shoes are curved metal plates with friction material on their outer surface that presses against the inside surface of the drum.

When the driver releases the brake pedal, the hydraulic pressure is released, and the brake shoes return to their original position due to the action of springs or other mechanisms. This disengages the brake shoes from the brake drum, allowing the wheel to rotate freely again.

Provide 4000+ Models of Brake Drums

As brake drums supplier, GDST brake drums are tested by 100% crucial dimensions inspection, 100%crake detection, maximum safety, and easy of fitment.

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Brake Drum for VW SEAT SKODA


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Brake Drum for Isuzu


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Brake Disc for Nissan


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Brake Disc for Hyundai Kia


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Brake Drum for Opel


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Brake Drum for Fiat Opel


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Brake Disc for Renault Dacia


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Brake Disc for Dacia Renault


Different Materials of Brake Drum

Brake discs, also known as brake rotors, are typically made of various materials depending on the specific application and performance requirements.

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Cast iron brake drums:

These are the most common type of brake drums used in vehicles today. Cast iron is a durable material that can withstand the high temperatures generated by braking. They are relatively inexpensive and offer good overall performance.

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Steel brake drums:

These are less common than cast iron brake drums but offer some benefits, such as being lighter and more resistant to corrosion. However, they are more expensive than cast iron drums.

aluminum brake drums

Aluminum brake drums:

These are the lightest type of brake drum and are often used in racing applications where weight reduction is critical. They also dissipate heat more effectively than other types of drums, but they are the most expensive type of brake drum.


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Ultimate Guide- How to Maintain and Repair Brake Drums

How to Clean Brake Drum?

Cleaning a brake drum involves removing dirt, grime, and brake dust from the surface of the drum. Here are the steps to clean a brake drum:

  1. Lift the car and remove the wheel: Use a jack to lift the car and support it on jack stands. Then remove the wheel to access the brake drum.
  2. Inspect the brake drum: Check for cracks, deep grooves, or other damage that may require resurfacing or replacement.
  3. Remove the brake drum: If the brake drum is stuck, use a hammer to tap around the perimeter of the drum until it comes loose. Then slide it off the wheel studs.
  4. Clean the brake drum: Use a brake cleaner or a degreaser to clean the brake drum thoroughly. Spray the cleaner over the surface of the drum and scrub it with a wire brush until it looks clean.
  5. Dry the brake drum: Use a clean, lint-free cloth to dry the brake drum. Make sure there is no moisture left on the surface before you put it back on the car.
  6. Inspect the brake pads and shoes: Take a look at the brake pads and shoes for signs of wear or damage. Replace them if necessary.
  7. Reinstall the brake drum: Slide the brake drum back onto the wheel studs and tighten the lug nuts. Repeat the process for the other brake drum.
  8. Lower the car: Remove the jack stands and lower the car to the ground.

How to Inspect Brake Drum for Wear?

Inspecting the brake drum for wear is an important part of maintaining your car’s braking system. Here’s how you can inspect your brake drums for wear:

  1. Remove the brake drum: To inspect the brake drum, you will need to remove the drum from the wheel hub. Refer to your car’s owner’s manual for specific instructions on how to remove the brake drum.
  2. Check the surface of the drum: With the drum removed, inspect the surface of the drum for any visible signs of wear, including grooves, cracks, or warping. Check the inside and outside surfaces of the drum, as well as the brake shoe contact surface.
  3. Measure the drum diameter: Using a micrometer or a drum brake measuring tool, measure the diameter of the brake drum at several points along its surface. Refer to your car’s manual for the correct specifications for the drum diameter.
  4. Check for taper and out-of-roundness: Check the drum for taper by measuring the diameter at the center of the drum and comparing it to the diameter at the outer edge. The measurements should be consistent. Check for out-of-roundness by measuring the diameter of the drum at several points along its surface, rotating the drum as you go. If the measurements vary more than the specified limit, the drum is out of round.
  5. Check the drum’s thickness: Use a brake drum micrometer to measure the thickness of the drum’s friction surface. Compare this measurement to the minimum thickness specified in your car’s manual. If the drum is thinner than the specified limit, it needs to be resurfaced or replaced.
  6. Inspect the brake shoes: While the drum is removed, inspect the brake shoes for wear, cracks, or damage. Replace them if necessary.
  7. Reinstall the brake drum: Once you have finished inspecting the brake drum, reinstall it onto the wheel hub following the manufacturer’s recommended procedure.

How Do I Know If My Drum Brakes Are Bad?

Here are some signs that your drum brakes may be bad:

  1. Squeaking or grinding noise: If you hear a high-pitched squeaking or grinding noise coming from your brakes, it could be a sign that the brake pads or shoes are worn down and need to be replaced.
  2. Vibration or pulsation: If you feel a vibration or pulsation in the brake pedal when you apply the brakes, it could be a sign that the brake drums are warped or out of round.
  3. Longer stopping distance: If your car takes longer to come to a complete stop, it could be a sign that the brake pads or shoes are worn down and need to be replaced.
  4. Pulling to one side: If your car pulls to one side when you apply the brakes, it could be a sign that the brake shoes or pads are worn unevenly or that the brake drums are out of round.
  5. Reduced brake performance: If you notice a decrease in the overall braking performance of your car, such as a softer brake pedal or reduced stopping power, it could be a sign that the drum brakes are not functioning properly.

How to Replace Brake Drum When Necessary?

If your brake drum is worn out or damaged beyond repair, you may need to replace it. Here are the steps to replace a brake drum:

  1. Gather the necessary tools: You will need a jack, jack stands, lug wrench, brake drum puller, new brake drum, brake cleaner, and a torque wrench.
  2. Remove the wheel: Use the lug wrench to remove the wheel from the car.
  3. Remove the brake drum: Use a brake drum puller to remove the brake drum from the wheel hub. If the drum is rusted or stuck, you may need to tap it gently with a hammer to loosen it.
  4. Clean the brake assembly: Use a brake cleaner to clean the brake assembly and remove any debris or dust.
  5. Install the new brake drum: Install the new brake drum onto the wheel hub. Make sure the drum is centered properly and seated all the way onto the hub.
  6. Install the wheel: Install the wheel onto the car and tighten the lug nuts by hand.
  7. Lower the car: Use the jack to lower the car to the ground and use the torque wrench to tighten the lug nuts to the manufacturer’s recommended torque specification.
  8. Repeat the process: Repeat the process for the other brake drum.
  9. Test the brakes: After installing new brake drums, it’s important to test the brakes before driving the car. Pump the brake pedal a few times to ensure that the brakes are working properly.

The Production Process About Brake Drums

GDST brake drums have been tested and road-tested for more than half a year, widely applicable to North and South America, European, Southeast Asia

Step 1: Pattern Making

The first step in brake drum production is the creation of a pattern or model of the desired shape and size of the brake drum. The pattern can be made using wood, metal, or any other material that can be easily shaped.

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Step 2: Sand Casting

The pattern is then used to create a mold, which is made of sand and other materials. Molten metal is poured into the mold, and allowed to cool and solidify.

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Step 3: Shakeout

After the metal has cooled and solidified, the mold is broken apart to remove the cast part. This process is called shakeout.

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Step 4: Finishing

The cast brake drum is then cleaned and finished to remove any excess material, rough edges, or other imperfections. This may involve grinding, polishing, or other finishing techniques.


Step 5: Machining

The brake drum is then machined to the final specifications and tolerances required for proper performance. This involves using lathes and other specialized equipment to achieve the desired shape and size of the brake drum.

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Step 6: Quality Control

Finally, the finished brake drum is inspected and tested to ensure that it meets the required quality and performance standards. This may involve non-destructive testing, such as x-ray or ultrasonic inspection, as well as physical testing to check for durability, wear resistance, and other performance factors.

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The price is a very important factor in the product. Every customer wants good product quality and a more competitive price. While a product consists of variable costs and its own fixed costs. Please tell us your requirements for the product, and we will give you a reasonable and satisfactory price.

The Testing Devices About Brake Drums

We have many different kinds of testing devices to test the products in all aspects, in order that our customers will receive high-quality and durable products. Comprehensive testing ensures good quality.


PV Brake(NVH) Dynameter


X-ray Inspection


Ultrasonic Inspection


Non-Destructive Testing


Kruss Testing Machine


Compressibility Tester


Technical Center


Powder Density Meter

Safe and reliable quality, stable quality

20 years of production and operation on brake drums, more than 20 people’s R & D team, professional laboratory, to ensure the stability of our product quality, product safety, trustworthy.

All products are rigorously tested to ensure high quality and stable performance


No noisy, rigorous testing to ensure excellent product quality

  • Shear Strength Test
  • Speed Measuring
  • Hardness Testing
  • Shear strength
  • Cold Compressbllty
  • Hot compressibility
  • Thermal swell
  • Heat conductivity
  • Content of Asbestos
  • Content of Harmfulsubstance
  • Salt spray test
  • Krauss test Krauss
  • AK-Master(Dynoperformance test)
  • NVH(Dyno nolse test)
  • Short wear(Dynowear test)
  • AMS(Dyno braking distance test)

A Brief Self-Nomination​, Why Choose GDST?

Keep improving, meet customer needs. Win by quality, manufacture reliable products. Treat customers with sincerity, and provide quality services.

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  1. Wide range of vehicle series: Japanese Korean cars, American European cars, Chinese cars, etc.
  2. Full product models: More than 8,000 models, covering more than 95% of vehicle applications in China, and North America. Europe & Southeast market.
  3. Development investment: Every year, we will invest a lot of money to develop new products, and constantly enrich and improve the varieties and models.
  4. Advanced production equipment: our factory has advanced production equipment, consummate testing technology, and also process and export finished goods abroad.
  5. Strong R&D and production capabilities

The FAQs About Brake Drums

If you have any interest or questions about our brake drums, please feel free to contact us, we will reply to you within 8 hours. 

We are a brake drums factory, and we also have a trading department.

Because our business is doing well, with good quality and service.We have made many friends from various countries, and they often ask us to help them purchase some other auto parts from China. It broadening our product range, we can offer our friends different auto parts products, such as control arm,tie rod end, ball joint and more than 30 kinds of auto parts.

Normally MOQ is 100 pieces of each model. For the new clients, MOQ 50pcs/ model or so is supported.  We are willing to let customers experience our products to know our products and all, only by understanding each other, it can bring you greater benefits. Also naturally will get more orders from customers, if you had a wonderful experience

We support customized packaging.

Sure, all you need is to provide us with your certificate of trademark registration and authorization paper.

And we can also print your logo, product number, or any info you want on the surface of the products.

We provide the same high quality products for different customers and meet their customized needs Our customers are all over the world and they love our products.We have sold our products to 100 countries all over the world.

We are qualified with IATF 16949.AMECA Certification, NSF Certification

Basically, our brake drums assure 12 months or 30.000kms, and every client will get our lifelong after-sale service.

Normally, delivery time is around 45 days after the order confirmed. 

Urgent orders, we can handle special 

Welcome to try our products. Just pay the freight. The freight will return back once you place an order.

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For us to quickly understand your request and give the exact price. It is better if you can provide your detailed list for the brake drums.
Such as:
1. Part number(AMICO, SEBRO, OE, TRW) with the QTY you need.
2. Your target marketing.
3. The packing details such as color box design carton detail requirement.
4. Any special requirements please tell us, we do our best to meet your requirements.
The more information you give, we can easily understand your request fast and give you the goods you want.
However, if you only want to know the price, just send your list, and our sales with contact you to get your detailed request.


Your inquiry will be sent to sales manager and get a reply within one working day.

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