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
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty $82 $12.32 $70.00 31% $119.82
2008 Toyota Camry $235 $67.47 $168.00 27% $325.47
2011 Ram Dakota $119 $41.98 $77.00 25% $160.23
2004 Audi TT Quattro $116 $46.19 $70.00 24% $153.69
2005 BMW X3 $129 $37.78 $91.00 27% $177.53
2012 Porsche Cayman $269 $128.59 $140.00 21% $343.59
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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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Average Rating

4.5/5

Number of Reviews

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Tim

9 years of experience
58 reviews
Tim
9 years of experience
Exceeded expectations. All repairs done as needed. Prompt and courteous.
2001 DODGE RAM 1500 - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE CABLE REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE) - SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

Joseph

17 years of experience
285 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
He was prompt and did a great job.
2007 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE CABLE REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE, PASSENGER SIDE) - WEST JORDAN, UTAH

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Fixed emergency brake quickly and easily!
2001 TOYOTA SEQUOIA - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE CABLE REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE) - CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

Clarissa

24 years of experience
108 reviews
Clarissa
24 years of experience
Clarissa was great. She arrived early and understood the problem and repaired it expertly. This was replacing the right rear parking brake cable on a Chevy Suburban. I offered to lend a hand, the tire is huge, but she managed everything by herself. I would definitely use Clarissa again.
2002 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 2500 - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE CABLE REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE) - WYNNEWOOD, PENNSYLVANIA

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