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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
2003 Hyundai Tiburon $130 $60.06 $70.00 22% $167.56
2006 Ford Freestar $114 $44.18 $70.00 24% $151.68
2008 Mercury Grand Marquis $106 $36.38 $70.00 26% $143.88
2012 Kia Sedona $140 $70.18 $70.00 21% $177.68
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee $140 $14.48 $126.00 32% $207.98
2012 GMC Savana 1500 $89 $19.48 $70.00 29% $126.98
2010 GMC Savana 2500 $110 $19.48 $91.00 30% $159.23
2005 BMW X5 $115 $23.90 $91.00 29% $163.65
2007 Lexus RX350 $289 $58.48 $231.00 29% $413.23
2011 Cadillac Escalade $103 $32.56 $70.00 26% $140.06
2004 BMW 745i $192 $51.98 $140.00 28% $266.98
2004 Infiniti QX56 $219 $50.68 $168.00 29% $308.68
2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 $268 $16.43 $252.00 33% $403.43
2003 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG $438 $24.94 $413.00 33% $659.19
2004 BMW M3 $167 $27.28 $140.00 30% $242.28
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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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Number of Reviews

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Dan

35 years of experience
475 reviews
Dan
35 years of experience
Dan did a great job, he arrived early (That was great for me) with everything he needed and had my e-brake fixed in no time at all.
2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE CABLE REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE) - CUMMING, GEORGIA

Joseph

16 years of experience
140 reviews
Joseph
16 years of experience
Went above and beyond with repairs on my jeep. Very honest in regards to what actually needs to be fixed. Highly recommended and will request him again.
2006 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE CABLE REPLACEMENT (CENTER) - SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Alex

12 years of experience
318 reviews
Alex
12 years of experience
I wasn't home when Alex came to fix my truck but my fiance was. He said that Alex did a awesome job. He was very informative on what needed to be done with the car. Also he let us know what services needed to be done immediately and what we could hold off on.
1999 FORD EXPEDITION - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE CABLE REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE) - RICHARDSON, TEXAS

Rusty

19 years of experience
178 reviews
Rusty
19 years of experience
Rusty was pleasant to associate with and very thorough. He completed the job as requested and I was pleased with th job.
2000 DODGE RAM 1500 - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE CABLE REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE) - MANSFIELD, TEXAS

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