Emergency/Parking Brake Cable Replacement at your home or office in Allston.

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How much does Emergency/Parking Brake Cable Replacement cost in Allston?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Allston. Our mechanics in Allston 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 in Allston.

Emergency/Parking Brake Cable Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2015 Chevrolet Express 3500$282$158.14$123.485%$297.89
2010 Dodge Ram 3500$117$12.72$104.4810%$130.97
2015 Jeep Compass$175$51.13$123.488%$190.88
2006 BMW 323i$315$39.71$275.4710%$351.46
2016 Audi A6 Quattro$219$124.33$94.995%$231.83
2009 Jaguar XF$724$116.06$607.939%$804.06

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.


Recent Emergency/Parking Brake Cable Replacement reviews in Allston

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Gregory

11 years of experience
27 reviews
Gregory
11 years of experience
All the mechanic that I have met, he is the greatest.

Maxwell

18 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
18 years of experience
Great guy.

Cesar

9 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
9 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.

Theodore

16 years of experience
1587 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Service was great. I would and have recommended him to friends.

Alex

16 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
16 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.

Patrick

32 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Patrick the mechanic was super great. He even showed me everything getting fixed and how it all works. He made sure the job was done right and nothing less. Super informative and friendly. Hard to find great people like this guy. 100% sure ill be a repeat customer.

Brikk

18 years of experience
389 reviews
Brikk
18 years of experience
Real friendly guy, knows his stuff. Was exactly on time and finished the job quickly and effectively.

Michael

27 years of experience
95 reviews
Michael
27 years of experience

Clarissa

27 years of experience
234 reviews
Clarissa
27 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.

Joseph

20 years of experience
640 reviews
Joseph
20 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.

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