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

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

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

Emergency/Parking Brake Cable Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2008 Toyota Tacoma$166$42.91$123.488%$182.66
2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe$256$132.92$123.485%$272.67
2008 Pontiac G6$310$158.35$151.986%$330.35
2009 Lexus SC430$679$308.67$370.466%$727.92
2015 Cadillac Escalade$190$85.50$104.486%$203.75
2009 Chevrolet Corvette$412$184.24$227.976%$442.24

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 Fountain Valley

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Matthew

33 years of experience
1210 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Matthew, Did a fantastic job I highly recommend him outstanding mechanic.
Matthew was very personable and informative, I would not hesitate to schedule him for future repairs.

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!

Ricardo

14 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
14 years of experience
Ricardo is awesome! He is very knowledgeable, honest, and took the time to carefully explain everything to me. I will be requesting him again for service.

Fred

17 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
17 years of experience
Very professional and fast.

Kevin

33 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
33 years of experience

Ruben

17 years of experience
169 reviews
Ruben
17 years of experience
Great experience. Fast service and very knowledgeable.

Ray

32 years of experience
91 reviews
Ray
32 years of experience
I am very satisfied and my car passed inspection because of what was fixed. I will be using ray's services again!

H

26 years of experience
828 reviews
H
26 years of experience
Honorio did a great job, and very patiently explained everything to me. I would consider him as my first choice for the next time service.

Amor

43 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
43 years of experience

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