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

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

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

Emergency/Parking Brake Cable Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2007 Kia Sedona$210$86.38$123.487%$226.13
2009 Chevrolet Aveo$144$49.48$94.997%$156.98
2012 Hyundai Genesis$315$191.45$123.484%$331.20
2014 Cadillac CTS$206$110.88$94.995%$218.38
2013 BMW 750i xDrive$533$152.75$379.968%$582.75
2010 Audi S5$176$80.60$94.996%$188.10

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 Madison

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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.

Casey

24 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
24 years of experience
Excellent!

Michael

11 years of experience
24 reviews
Michael
11 years of experience
Michael was great! Kept me updated about everything he was doing, ran into several setbacks due to the condition of my car but just kept on going and still finished before the estimated 3 hour window. I'd request him again if I wasn't moving out of town.

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!

David

34 years of experience
67 reviews
David
34 years of experience
Excellent work with a great personality. Very professional!!

Theodore

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

Joe

20 years of experience
126 reviews
Joe
20 years of experience
While I was very pleased with Joe & his knowledge, I rated today's work as a 3 out of 5 for the following two reasons: 1) I was only quoted (I think) for one EBrake Cable to the rear Passenger side. He said he would have to re-quote the Service Job (and then I would need to make a second appointment to complete the job ) to come back out and install the Driver-side Cable...and then my EBrake would work! Did I pay for both Cables but he was only given the Passenger:-side Csble? Help!!! 2) Joe installed the Passenger-side Cable, but now that rear brake area seems to be locked & the car is hard to move/drive...as if that Cable and/or the rear Calipher is frozen in the brake position. Please help me understand want is going on. I would give Joe a 5 for his work and knowledge; but a 3 to his support/technical staff for not knowing that my car has TWO rear EBrake Cables (LT & RT rear),and that by installing just the RT side would interfere with the ease of driving until the Driver-side Cable is fixed. thanks! Richard / 709.543.9131

Jose

17 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
17 years of experience
Nice guy, Smiling face, came on time(a bit early in fact) did his job perfect. Replaced car right and left parking cables. Working great now. Would recommend him and yourmechanic.com to my friends.

Maxwell

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

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!

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