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.

Car Labor Cost Parts Cost Estimate Average Dealer Price Savings
2011 Volvo XC90 $175.00 $95.30 $270 $364.05 25%
2006 Volkswagen Touareg $91.00 $50.00 $141 $189.75 25%
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $91.00 $11.98 $103 $151.73 32%
2010 Saab 9-3X $70.00 $66.62 $137 $174.12 21%
2007 Mazda 3 $105.00 $57.58 $163 $218.83 25%
2005 Lincoln Navigator $70.00 $35.98 $106 $143.48 26%
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 $189.00 $16.08 $205 $306.33 33%
2009 Mercedes-Benz B200 $196.00 $50.56 $247 $351.56 29%
2004 Audi RS6 $196.00 $120.46 $316 $421.46 24%
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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.

Fast and easy Emergency/Parking Brake Cable Replacement service at your home or office.

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A++ Highly recommended! Bryce was very professional, knowledgeable and punctual. He explained to me in detail exactly what he did and showed me the parts he replaced. I will definitely be booking Bryce for my next appointment.



Milton was great! Called to let me know when he'd be arriving. Very friendly & very thorough with his explanations. Took his time to make sure, double, triple check that everything was running properly. Very pleasant experience!



Very impressed with the quality of work. Ned was on time and on budget. There were no surprise extra costs. Ned even helped me out with my other car, even though I didn't have an appointment for the other car. He took care of all of my car problems and he even found me a coupon for an oil change. I will be using this service again.

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