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

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

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

Emergency/Parking Brake Cable Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2014 Ford Taurus$140$44.53$94.998%$152.03
2007 Mazda RX-8$247$94.86$151.987%$266.86
2007 Jeep Commander$155$31.31$123.489%$171.06
2010 Lincoln MKS$279$155.99$123.485%$295.74
2015 Infiniti Q70$412$212.42$199.475%$438.17
2012 Jaguar XF$195$71.46$123.487%$211.21

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 Port Reading

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Tim

12 years of experience
101 reviews
Tim
12 years of experience
Exceeded expectations. All repairs done as needed. Prompt and courteous.

Amor

43 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
43 years of experience
Amor showed up, diagnosed the issue and found out it was less then what I thought. Set up another appointment to come back and did the work while I was having my kids birthday party. Dude was quick, clean, and efficient. I sent him on his way with leftover food from the party.

Melvin

14 years of experience
158 reviews
Melvin
14 years of experience
Melvin was very professional, very friendly, and very informative of everything he was doing. His character is genuine and his work is diligent. He takes pride in his work and it shows! Melvin will be my mechanic from here on as long as he still is in this business. I could only hope the rest of the customers that use this business are lucky enough to have Melvin.

Andrew,

5 years of experience
161 reviews
Andrew,
5 years of experience
Great experience! Very knowledgeable and professional.

Gregory

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

Christopher

20 years of experience
307 reviews
Christopher
20 years of experience
An amazing mechanic! He comes in on time and gets the job done in a timely fashion, can't recommend him enough!

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!

Chet

41 years of experience
493 reviews
Chet
41 years of experience
Part was missed ordered 3 different times and what should have taken a week took 1 month until problem was fixed.

Larry

29 years of experience
13 reviews
Larry
29 years of experience
Larry was excellent & I will continue to use him for all of my car care needs!!

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.

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