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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.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee $154 $77.07 $77.00 21% $195.32
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe $209 $118.21 $91.00 18% $257.96
2013 Chevrolet Camaro $186 $87.81 $98.00 22% $238.31
2004 Acura TL $167 $68.71 $98.00 23% $219.21
2004 Mercedes-Benz G500 $231 $118.86 $112.00 20% $290.86
2009 BMW M5 $177 $86.21 $91.00 21% $225.96
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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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YourMechanic Emergency/Parking Brake Shoe Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.6/5

Number of Reviews

36

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Noe

33 years of experience
525 reviews
Noe
33 years of experience
Arrived early, attentive, and did a great job.
2012 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE SHOE - AUBURN, WASHINGTON

Jonathan

10 years of experience
92 reviews
Jonathan
10 years of experience
Great
2007 FORD CROWN VICTORIA - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE SHOE - NORWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS

Patrick

30 years of experience
865 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patrick was not only a knowledgeable mechanic, but a generous man. The only hiccup was wrong part being sent to us by O'Reilly, but Patrick came back in between appointments, then followed up with a physical visit to ensure the work done was done correctly.
2004 ACURA TL - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE SHOE - AUSTIN, TEXAS

Brian

19 years of experience
105 reviews
Brian
19 years of experience
Wonderful
2006 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE SHOE - CLINTON, MARYLAND

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