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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
2014 Honda Accord $255 $114.68 $140.00 22% $329.68
2006 Jeep Wrangler $205 $92.61 $112.00 22% $264.61
2008 Chrysler Town & Country $143 $72.92 $70.00 20% $180.42
2007 Lincoln Mark LT $192 $80.17 $112.00 23% $252.17
2010 Mercedes-Benz S550 $255 $58.51 $196.00 29% $359.51
2009 Jaguar XJR $315 $112.44 $203.00 25% $424.19

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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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Number of Reviews

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David

23 years of experience
55 reviews
David
23 years of experience
Extremely knowledgeable!
2008 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500 HD - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE SHOE - NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS

Tomas

10 years of experience
216 reviews
Tomas
10 years of experience
Very nice. Fast work. Explained what he was doing and what needed to be done.
2006 KIA OPTIMA - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE SHOE - COLONIA, NEW JERSEY

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
Gregory provides excellent service. He's honest, he explains things and I appreciate that!
2005 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE - EMERGENCY/PARKING BRAKE SHOE REPLACEMENT - PACIFICA, CALIFORNIA

Shaun

13 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
13 years of experience
Quick, showed up on time and efficient.
2011 DODGE AVENGER - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE SHOE - SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA

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