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
2006 Volkswagen Jetta $91.00 $23.98 $115 $163.73 29%
2011 Nissan Titan $168.00 $70.78 $239 $328.78 27%
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 $77.00 $38.38 $115 $156.63 26%
2002 Volvo S60 $140.00 $37.42 $177 $252.42 29%
2003 Volvo S60 $140.00 $37.42 $177 $252.42 29%
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 $245.00 $19.38 $264 $395.63 33%
2006 Cadillac XLR $168.00 $39.58 $208 $297.58 30%
2003 Land Rover Freelander $91.00 $108.17 $199 $247.92 19%
2002 Jaguar Vanden Plas $70.00 $97.24 $167 $204.74 18%
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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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Ben was great. He arrived early, completed the work quickly & cleanly, and was quite amiable. I didn't have to leave my home and got the maintenance completely with ease - 5 stars.



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