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How much does Emergency/Parking Brake Shoe Replacement cost?

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

Emergency/Parking Brake Shoe Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2014 Scion xB$303$112.69$189.987%$327.69
2007 Ford Freestar$260$126.94$132.986%$277.44
2015 Ford Taurus$231$97.84$132.987%$248.34
2006 Lexus LS430$258$115.32$142.486%$276.57
2006 Land Rover LR3$215$62.95$151.988%$234.95
2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG$250$97.84$151.987%$269.84

Emergency/Parking Brake Shoe Replacement Service

What is the Emergency/Parking Brake Shoe all about?

The job of the parking brake shoes is to hold the car in place (prevent the car from rolling) when you use the parking or emergency brake. Parking brake shoes are installed on cars that have rear rotors (also known as rear disc brakes). Most new cars (made after 1999) have rotors at the rear wheels. In the older cars that have drums at the rear wheels, the brake shoes inside the rear drums act as the parking brake shoes.

Keep in mind:

  • Parking brake shoes only exist on vehicles with rear rotors.
  • The thickness of the brake shoe will let the mechanic know if it needs replacing.
  • Sometimes a parking brake shoe will have debris or contamination; if this is cleaned off, the shoe may not need replacing.

How it's done:

  • Inspect parking brake shoes by removing the rear rotors.
  • If the thickness is less than 30% of the original, install new shoes.
  • Clean and adjust if necessary.
  • Confirm operation of the hand brake.

Our recommendation:

Parking brake shoes are the most overlooked part of the brake system. A mechanic should inspect the parking brake shoes while performing a brake service (changing the rear brake pads or rotors). If the shoes are in good condition, the mechanic should clean and adjust the shoes. If you notice a change in the way parking brake lever feels (easier or harder to pull), or if the car rolls after putting the parking brakes, you should immediately get it inspected and replaced.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Emergency / Parking Brake Shoe?

  • Parking brake does not hold the car.
  • Parking brake does not work.
  • Parking brake does not release.

How important is this service?

When you engage the parking brake, the parking brake shoes hold the car in place by clamping against the rear brake rotors. These shoes assure that the wheels cannot turn, and your car cannot roll. As the parking brake shoes wear out, they become thinner, and cannot apply as much pressure to the rotors, making them much less effective and putting your car at risk of moving out of its parked position.


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Alexander

6 years of experience
126 reviews
Alexander
6 years of experience
Lexus RX330 V6-3.3L - Emergency / Parking Brake Shoe - West Jefferson, Ohio
I had never heard of your mechanic but I am so GLAD that I did. My Lexus had a parking break issue so I could not move it. Alex came and looked over my SUV and verified it was the parking break but he also found that my rear brakes and rotors were horrible. When we tried to start it he found out the alternator was prohibiting it starting even tho I just got a new battery. Alex had to come back to do all of the work but it is done and we are grateful. Alex is so nice and so extremely knowledgeable. He is VERY car smart but humble. Answered every question we had. Just so grateful he was our mechanic for my vehicle. The price was VERY reasonable. We will definitely use your mechanic again and hopefully we will be able to get Alex.

Mazyar

8 years of experience
468 reviews
Mazyar
8 years of experience
Ford F-150 Heritage V6-4.2L - Emergency / Parking Brake Shoe - Atlanta, Georgia
Honest, punctual and explained everything in a way that was easy to understand! Thanks again Mazyar!

Jonathan

22 years of experience
23 reviews
Jonathan
22 years of experience
Lexus LX470 V8-4.7L - Emergency / Parking Brake Shoe - Fayetteville, North Carolina
I found Johnathan to be knowledgeable, courteous and confident in the performance of his mechanic services. Highly recommend

Helder

32 years of experience
28 reviews
Helder
32 years of experience
Dodge Durango V8-4.7L - Emergency / Parking Brake Shoe - Attleboro, Massachusetts
Very nice guy, he’s worked on my car twice so far and he’s been great. On time, and very professional

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