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Professional Brake ShoesManufacturer and Supplier

GDST AUTO PARTS is a professional and well-recognized brake shoes supplier 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 pads

GDST Brake Shoe Manufacturer

GDST is a trust automotive brake shoe manufacturer, boasting two decades of dedicated experience in the brake product industry. Our unwavering commitment to quality improvement is evident through our stringent management practices, adherence to the IATF 16949 quality system, and compliance with the FMSI part number system.

Our customers can have full confidence that when they purchase and install our products, they will experience uniformity and consistency in performance. With an annual production capacity exceeding 3 million units of brake shoes.

Key Highlights of GDST Brake Shoes:

  • Expertise and Experience: GDST boasts a rich history of manufacturing brake shoes, backed by decades of experience. Their team of skilled engineers and technicians continuously strives to improve and innovate their products.
  • Quality Assurance: Quality is at the core of GDST’s manufacturing process. They adhere to stringent quality control standards to ensure that every brake shoe they produce meets or exceeds industry benchmarks for performance and safety.
  • Diverse Product Range: GDST offers a comprehensive range of brake shoes designed to fit various vehicle types, from passenger cars to commercial trucks. Their product lineup covers both drum and disc brake systems, catering to the diverse needs of their customers.
  • Advanced Materials: GDST leverages cutting-edge materials and manufacturing techniques to create brake shoes that are not only durable but also capable of withstanding the demands of heavy-duty applications.
  • Environmental Responsibility: GDST is committed to environmental sustainability. They employ eco-friendly production practices and materials, reducing their carbon footprint while delivering high-performance braking solutions.
  • Global Reach: With a worldwide distribution network, GDST serves customers in numerous countries, ensuring prompt access to their top-quality brake shoes.
  • Custom Solutions: GDST understands that different vehicles have unique braking requirements. They offer customized solutions and work closely with clients to develop brake shoes tailored to specific needs.
  • Compliance and Certification: GDST’s brake shoes comply with international safety standards and are rigorously tested to ensure they meet or exceed regulatory requirements.
  • Customer Support: GDST is known for its exceptional customer support. Their dedicated team is available to assist customers with product inquiries, technical support, and after-sales service.


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GDST Brake Shoes

GDST brake shoes are made from premium materials, such as high-quality friction materials and durable steel, to ensure longevity and performance. They are designed to fit a wide range of vehicles and equipment, including cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and heavy machinery. GDST brake shoes undergo rigorous testing and quality control processes to meet industry standards and ensure consistent performance in various operating conditions.

One of the key features of GDST brake shoes is their superior stopping power. They are designed to deliver strong and consistent braking performance, allowing for shorter stopping distances and increased safety on the road or in industrial environments. GDST brake shoes are also engineered to minimize noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) during braking, providing a smooth and quiet braking experience.

Furthermore, GDST brake shoes are known for their ease of installation. They are designed to be a direct fit replacement for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) brake shoes, making installation quick and hassle-free. GDST brake shoes are also backed by comprehensive warranties, providing peace of mind to customers.

  • 30000-50000kms/one-year warranty, Fast Delivery of 30 days
  • Most shoes are bonded for increased surface area and longevity
  • environmentally-friendly, no asbestos material 
  • heat-resistant friction materials and ventilation slots
  • High level of corrosion resistance
  • Superior heat transfer and resistance in all driving conditions
  • Outstanding braking performance
  • Substantial reduction in dust
  • Inspect all incoming materials for all brake shoes
  • Do a full inspection of all orders before delivery
  • 24-hour online support on all your customized requirements
  • Reliable direct brake shoe supplier in China.

Provide 4000+ Models of Brake Shoes

GDST is one of the leading brake shoe factory & manufacturer, we are committed to producing high-quality products.

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Brake Shoe for Toyota 


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Brake Shoe for Toyota


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Brake Shoe for Nissan



Brake Shoe for CHEVROLET


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Brake Shoe for Suzuki


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Brake Shoe for Kia


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Brake Shoe for Fiat


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Brake Shoe for Kia


What do brake shoes do?

Brake shoes are an important component of drum brake systems, serve as the primary means of slowing down or stopping a vehicle by creating friction against the inner surface of a brake drum, which is attached to the wheel. Commonly used in vehicles such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

When the brake pedal is pressed, hydraulic pressure is applied to the brake wheel cylinder, which then pushes the brake shoes against the inner surface of the brake drum. The friction generated between the brake shoes and the drum creates the resistance needed to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Regular inspection and maintenance of brake shoes, along with the entire brake system, is crucial for safe vehicle operation. Worn or damaged brake shoes should be replaced promptly to ensure effective braking performance and prevent further damage to the braking system.

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Different Materials of Brake Shoes

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

ceramic brake shoe

Ceramic Brake Shoes:

These brake shoes are made of ceramic materials, such as ceramic fibers and non-ferrous metal powders, combined with fillers and binders. Ceramic brake shoes provide excellent braking performance, including high heat resistance, low noise, low dust, and long lifespan. They are commonly used in high-performance vehicles and luxury cars, but they tend to be more expensive than organic or semi-metallic brake shoes.

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Low-Metallic Brake Shoes:

These brake shoes are formulated with low-metallic friction materials, which are known for their high friction coefficient and excellent heat dissipation properties. They are ideal for heavy-duty applications that require increased stopping power and improved heat management.

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Semi-Metallic Brake Shoes:

These brake shoes are made of a combination of organic materials and metal fibers or particles, such as steel or brass. Semi-metallic brake shoes offer better performance in terms of heat dissipation and durability compared to organic brake shoes, making them suitable for heavier vehicles or high-performance applications. However, they may produce more noise and dust, and can wear down the brake drum faster.

organic brake shoe

Organic Brake Shoes:

These brake shoes are made of organic materials, such as rubber, glass, and resin, combined with other fillers. Organic brake shoes are usually affordable, provide good stopping power, and produce less noise and dust. However, they tend to wear out faster and may not perform well under high-temperature conditions.


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Unpacking Brake Shoes: Quick Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions!

What is the difference between brake pads and shoes?

Brake pads and shoes are both parts of a braking system, but they function differently depending on the type of braking system they are used in.

In a disc brake system, the brake pads are the replaceable friction pads that clamp down on a spinning disc rotor to slow or stop the vehicle. The pads are usually made of a ceramic, metallic, or organic material that generates friction when it rubs against the rotor. Disc brake pads are usually mounted on a caliper, which is connected to the vehicle’s hydraulic system and controlled by the driver pressing the brake pedal.

In a drum brake system, the brake shoes are curved metal plates with friction material attached to the surface that makes contact with the inside of a drum that rotates with the wheel. When the driver presses the brake pedal, hydraulic pressure pushes the brake shoes against the inside of the drum, creating friction and slowing the vehicle. Brake shoes are usually held in place by a brake backing plate and are typically used on the rear wheels of vehicles.

So, in summary, brake pads are used in disc brake systems, while brake shoes are used in drum brake systems. They both function as friction elements to slow or stop a vehicle, but they are designed to work with different types of braking systems.

How do you know if brake shoes are bad?

There are a few signs that can indicate that your brake shoes are bad and may need to be replaced:

Squeaking or Grinding Noise: One of the most common signs of worn-out brake shoes is a squeaking or grinding noise when you apply the brakes. This sound is caused by the metal backing of the shoe rubbing against the metal brake drum or rotor. If you hear this noise, it’s important to have your brakes inspected as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Reduced Braking Performance: If you notice that your vehicle is taking longer to come to a stop or requires more force on the brake pedal than usual, it could be a sign that your brake shoes are worn out. This is because the brake shoes have less surface area to create friction with the brake drum, reducing their ability to slow the vehicle down.

Vibration or Pulling: If you feel a vibration or pulling sensation when you apply the brakes, it could be a sign that your brake shoes are unevenly worn or damaged. This can cause the brakes to grab or release unevenly, causing the vibration or pulling sensation.

Warning Light: Many modern vehicles have a brake warning light on the dashboard that will illuminate if the brake shoes or other brake components are worn out or damaged. If you see this light, it’s important to have your brakes inspected as soon as possible.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to have your brakes inspected by a qualified mechanic to determine if your brake shoes need to be replaced. Driving with worn-out brake shoes can be dangerous and can cause damage to other brake components, so it’s important to address any brake issues as soon as possible.

What happens if you don't replace brake shoes?

If you don’t replace brake shoes when they are worn out or damaged, it can lead to several potentially dangerous situations while driving.

Reduced stopping power: Worn or damaged brake shoes can cause a significant reduction in stopping power, which means that it will take longer for the vehicle to come to a stop. This can increase the risk of accidents, especially in emergency situations.

Uneven braking: Worn or damaged brake shoes can also cause uneven braking, which means that the vehicle may pull to one side or the other when you apply the brakes. This can also increase the risk of accidents, as it can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

Damage to other brake components: If brake shoes are not replaced when they are worn out or damaged, they can cause damage to other brake components such as the brake drum or rotor. This can result in more costly repairs down the line.

Increased repair costs: If you continue to drive with worn or damaged brake shoes, it can lead to more extensive damage to the brake system, which can result in higher repair costs.

Why do brake shoes last longer than brake pads?

Brake shoes are typically used in drum brake systems, which are less effective at dissipating heat compared to disc brake systems that use brake pads. This means that drum brakes tend to generate more heat during braking, which can cause the brake shoes to wear out faster than brake pads.

However, brake shoes are usually made of a larger amount of brake lining material compared to brake pads. This means that the brake shoes have a larger surface area in contact with the drum, which can help distribute the heat more evenly and reduce wear.

In addition, drum brake systems tend to have less aggressive braking compared to disc brake systems, which can also contribute to the longer lifespan of brake shoes. Drum brakes are typically used on the rear wheels of vehicles, where less braking force is required compared to the front wheels.

The Production Process About Brake Shoes

GDST brake shoes have been tested and road-tested for over half a year, and are widely applicable to North&South America, European, and Southeast Asia.

Step 1: Material preparation

The materials used for making brake shoes, such as metal for the shoe base, and friction materials like organic, semi-metallic, or ceramic, are prepared. This may involve cutting, shaping, or forming the materials to the required dimensions.

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Step 2: Friction material application

The friction material, which is the lining that provides the braking action, is applied to the metal brake shoe base. This can be done through various methods, such as bonding, riveting, or molding. For organic brake shoes, the friction material is typically bonded or glued to the brake shoe base. For semi-metallic and ceramic brake shoes, metal fibers or particles are usually mixed with the friction material and then applied to the base.

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Step 3: Curing

If the friction material used requires curing, the brake shoes are then heated in an oven or pressurized mold to set or cure the friction material, ensuring it adheres securely to the brake shoe base.


Step 4: Finishing

After curing, the brake shoes may undergo additional finishing processes, such as trimming, grinding, or chamfering, to achieve the desired shape, size, and surface finish.
Assembly: Once the friction material is securely attached to the brake shoe base and the finishing processes are complete, the brake shoes may be assembled with other components, such as springs, pins, and clips, as required for the specific brake system.

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Step 5: Quality control

Throughout the production process, quality control measures are taken to ensure that the brake shoes meet the required standards and specifications. This may involve visual inspection, dimensional measurements, performance testing, and other quality checks to ensure the brake shoes are safe and reliable for use.

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Step 6: Packaging

Finally, the completed brake shoes are packaged and prepared for shipping or distribution to customers or to be used in the assembly of complete brake systems.

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Want to get a competitive price?

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 Shoes

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


PV Brake(NVH) Dynameter


PV Brake(NVH) Dynameter


PV Brake(NVH) Dynameter


Kruss Testing Machine


Compressibility Tester


Technical Center


Powder Density Meter

Safe and reliable quality, stable quality

20 years of production and operation on brake shoes, 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&South 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 Shoes

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

We are a brake shoes 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 IATF16949, AMECA, E-mark ECE R90, NSF Certification

Basically, our brake shoes 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.

Send your inquiry

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 shoes.
Such as:
1. Part number(ASHIKA, A.B.S, OE, TRW, TEXTAR) 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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