Emergency/Parking Brake Cable Replacement at your home or office

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How much does Emergency/Parking Brake Cable Replacement 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 Chevrolet Colorado $168 $64.33 $103.98 17% $204.08
2011 Dodge Nitro $176 $71.85 $103.98 16% $211.60
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe $106 $26.47 $79.99 20% $133.97
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE300d $281 $57.24 $223.97 21% $358.24
2014 Audi A4 allroad $317 $93.25 $223.97 19% $394.25
2008 Lexus IS F $727 $374.82 $351.95 14% $847.82

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Emergency/Parking Brake Cable Replacement Service

What is the Emergency/Parking Brake Cable all about?

The parking brake cable is a thin, steel cable that connects the parking brake lever to the parking brake shoes. It is located underneath the car. When you pull the lever, this cable enables the parking brake shoes to press against the rotor or the drum, creating the friction that keeps the car from rolling. It is just like using the brake pedal, but in this case, you are using the parking brake cable instead of brake fluids to apply the pressure. Over time the cable can rust and break. If the parking brake cable is broken, the car will roll even when the parking brake has been engaged.

Keep in mind:

The brake drums or pads often need to be removed to access the emergency brake cable. During this time, the drums and pads should be inspected to see if they also need to be replaced.

How it's done:

  • Remove and replace parking brake cable.
  • Adjust parking brake.
  • Test parking brake.

Our recommendation:

Always apply the parking brake when the car is parked. This will keep the parking brake adjusted properly. Your mechanic should inspect the parking brake cable during every brake service. They should also periodically spray rust penetrant chemical on the cable to prevent rust from building up.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Emergency/Parking Brake Cable?

  • Parking brake does not hold car.
  • Parking brake does not release.
  • Parking brake warning light is on.

How important is this service?

All services associated with proper function of your brakes are important. In addition to safety issues, ignoring small repairs can quickly lead to more serious (and more expensive) problems.

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John

27 years of experience
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John
27 years of experience
Ford F-150 - Emergency / Parking Brake Cable Replacement (Driver Side) - Pearland, Texas
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Ford F-150 - Emergency / Parking Brake Cable Replacement (Center) - Pearland, Texas
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Cesar

9 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
9 years of experience
Hyundai Elantra - Emergency / Parking Brake Cable Replacement (Driver Side, Passenger Side) - Renton, Washington
Replaced my e-brake and head cover gasket in such an efficient and timely matter! Took the time to retrieve the correct parts for my car. Was extremely patient and professional.
Hyundai Tiburon - Emergency / Parking Brake Cable Replacement (Driver Side, Passenger Side) - Seattle, Washington
Cesar did an excellent job, was very honest and competent. At no point did I feel he wasn't being totally straight with me.

Christopher

20 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
20 years of experience
Mazda Miata - Emergency / Parking Brake Cable Replacement (Center) - Wesley Chapel, Florida
An amazing mechanic! He comes in on time and gets the job done in a timely fashion, can't recommend him enough!

Ben

41 years of experience
1245 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Dodge Dakota - Emergency / Parking Brake Cable Replacement (Passenger Side) - Houston, Texas
Thanks again Ben! You are fantastic! 珞 Thank You for your service to our country, and the service on my truck! I will refer anyone to you! Your friend in JESUS HOLY NAME AMEN!!! James! 

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