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

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

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

Emergency/Parking Brake Cable Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2016 Ford Transit-250$165$70.47$94.997%$177.97
2015 Buick Regal$258$58.14$199.479%$283.89
2015 Hyundai Veloster$266$142.38$123.485%$282.13
2013 Infiniti G37$450$221.71$227.976%$479.71
2014 BMW 535i$341$75.20$265.979%$376.20
2014 Lexus IS F$832$413.87$417.956%$886.87

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 Birmingham

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Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
Joshua was very professional, prompt and knowledgable. When making my appointment I incorrectly diagnosed the issue my SUV was experiencing and even though Joshua did not have the required parts (due to my error), he found them locally and was able to complete the needed repair during the original appointment. I was so impressed with him that we booked a new appointment in a cancellation spot he had immediately on his scheduled and I had him diagnose and illusive issue on another vehicle. Now I have an appointment to have that issue remediated by Joshua later this month

Jim

12 years of experience
58 reviews
Jim
12 years of experience
Very professional, arrived on time and was able to meet me at a different location than originally planned. Highly recommend his service!

Paul

33 years of experience
134 reviews
Paul
33 years of experience
Paul did great work on my truck. Went above and beyond in getting my brake cable fixed. Thanks!

Theodore

16 years of experience
1601 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Service was great. I would and have recommended him to friends.

Joseph

20 years of experience
648 reviews
Joseph
20 years of experience
He was prompt and did a great job.

Kevin

33 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
33 years of experience

Ben

41 years of experience
1421 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Thanks again Ben! You are fantastic! 珞 Thank You for your service to our country, and the service on my truck! I will refer anyone to you! Your friend in JESUS HOLY NAME AMEN!!! James! 

Nicholas

21 years of experience
354 reviews
Nicholas
21 years of experience
Excellent experience, on time and work performed professionally. Thanks for the service

Michael

27 years of experience
95 reviews
Michael
27 years of experience

Cesar

9 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
9 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.

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