Adjust Parking Brake Cable

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How much does Adjust Parking Brake Cable cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Kia Rio5 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2013 Volkswagen Beetle $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2011 Mazda Tribute $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2011 Kia Optima $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2005 Volvo S60 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2010 Cadillac Escalade $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2007 Mercedes-Benz E280 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2004 BMW 330Ci $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2009 Mercedes-Benz E300 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2008 Acura CSX $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2012 BMW 750Li $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2013 Porsche Cayenne $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2014 Porsche Boxster $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
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Adjust Parking Brake Cable Service

What is the parking brake cable all about?

The parking brake (also known as emergency brake) cable is a steel cable that is very thin. It connects the parking brake lever to the parking brake shoes. When you activate the parking brake, the cable pulls on the parking brake shoes, which causes them to clamp onto the brake drum or rotor. If the parking brake cable gets too much slack, the parking brake won’t work, and the cable will need to be adjusted.

Keep in mind:

  • After adjusting the parking brake cable, the parking brake should always be tested.
  • When the parking cable is adjusted it should be inspected to see if it needs to be replaced.

How it's done:

  • Adjust parking brake cable
  • Check the parking brake

Our recommendation:

The brake system is the most important part of your vehicle, but sometimes the parking brake is overlooked. Your parking brake cable should be inspected during all maintenance and servicing. If you ever notice that your vehicle’s parking break isn’t working effectively or at all, then you should schedule an inspection immediately.

What are the common symptoms indicating you need to adjust the parking brake cable?

  • Parking brake does not work
  • Parking brake lever is easy to push

How important is this service?

Your parking brake shoes are connected to the parking brake lever by the parking brake cable. When you deploy the parking brake lever, the parking brake cable is pulled taut. This pulls on the parking brake shoes, and causes them to clamp on the rear brake drums or rotors. This clamping causing keeps your wheels from being able to move, and secures your car when it is parked. If the parking brake cable becomes too loose, then the tension created by pulling the parking brake lever isn’t enough to move the parking brake shoes. As a result, when you pull the parking brake lever, the parking brake will not work effectively.

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Maxwell

14 years of experience
241 reviews
Maxwell
14 years of experience
Maxwell was proficient and friendly. Competent and knowledgeable. We will call him again. Thanks Maxwell!
2007 TOYOTA TUNDRA - ADJUST PARKING BRAKE CABLE - SPLENDORA, TEXAS

Ben

37 years of experience
698 reviews
Ben
37 years of experience
Had a few experiences with this mechanic, each one has been awesome, issue always got handled in a timely manner.
2007 NISSAN XTERRA - ADJUST PARKING BRAKE CABLE - SPRING, TEXAS

Emmette

32 years of experience
214 reviews
Emmette
32 years of experience
Emmette was great! He was a short notice replacement for the original mechanic scheduled to the work. He contacted me early the day of the appointment to see if he could come earlier. We agreed on a revised time, he arrived and immediately got to work. Took the time time to explain the process and the ins/outs of my brake system. All work was professionally done and he followed up with a quick walk around of my vehicle making recommendations for things I might want to consider down the road.
2012 TOYOTA 4RUNNER - ADJUST PARKING BRAKE CABLE - ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

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