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
2012 Toyota Yaris $125 $55.14 $70.00 23% $162.64
2009 Chevrolet Express 3500 $110 $19.48 $91.00 30% $159.23
2011 Kia Sorento $170 $78.50 $91.00 22% $218.25
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $1115 $792.83 $322.00 13% $1287.33
2014 BMW 328i $301 $27.75 $273.00 32% $447.00
2010 Jaguar XF $491 $43.31 $448.00 32% $731.31
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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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John

17 years of experience
261 reviews
John
17 years of experience
John was able to get my car done the same day even though the wrong part was ordered. I am thankful for that and not having to take time more time off.
2006 FORD MUSTANG - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE CABLE REPLACEMENT (CENTER) - ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Matthew

30 years of experience
268 reviews
Matthew
30 years of experience
Matthew was very personable and informative, I would not hesitate to schedule him for future repairs.
2004 SATURN ION - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE CABLE REPLACEMENT (CENTER) - NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

Cesar

6 years of experience
162 reviews
Cesar
6 years of experience
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.
2004 HYUNDAI ELANTRA - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE CABLE REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE, PASSENGER SIDE) - RENTON, WASHINGTON

Cesar

6 years of experience
162 reviews
Cesar
6 years of experience
Cesar did an excellent job, was very honest and competent. At no point did I feel he wasn't being totally straight with me.
2003 HYUNDAI TIBURON - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE CABLE REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE, PASSENGER SIDE) - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

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