Emergency/Parking Brake Shoe Replacement

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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
2011 Honda Civic $207 $67.17 $140.00 26% $282.17
2011 Nissan Titan $255 $73.07 $182.00 27% $352.57
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Classic $386 $84.77 $301.00 29% $547.02
2014 Hyundai Elantra $172 $74.37 $98.00 23% $224.87
2010 Honda Pilot $198 $57.64 $140.00 27% $272.64
2013 Mazda 3 $173 $61.17 $112.00 25% $233.17
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty $214 $95.17 $119.00 22% $277.92
2005 Acura RL $195 $54.87 $140.00 27% $269.87
2011 Audi TT Quattro $172 $59.97 $112.00 25% $231.97
2014 BMW 535i GT xDrive $222 $53.57 $168.00 28% $311.57
2008 Cadillac STS $234 $66.17 $168.00 27% $324.17
2006 Lexus ES330 $155 $50.37 $105.00 26% $211.62
2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 $179 $59.97 $119.00 26% $242.72
2010 Porsche 911 $283 $52.27 $231.00 30% $407.02
2013 Porsche Cayenne $168 $56.17 $112.00 26% $228.17
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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

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

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Joseph

16 years of experience
140 reviews
Joseph
16 years of experience
Went above and beyond with repairs on my jeep. Very honest in regards to what actually needs to be fixed. Highly recommended and will request him again.
2006 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE SHOE - SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Damian

7 years of experience
86 reviews
Damian
7 years of experience
Having Damien as a mechanic was a great experience. He was prompt knowledgeable and efficient. And the repair ( brake pads all four wheels and rotors on the front) was it done while I was working at my office. How can you beat that. I will definitely use Damien and the service again.
1997 MERCEDES-BENZ C230 - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE SHOE - SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND

Emmette

32 years of experience
214 reviews
Emmette
32 years of experience
A simple job that turned into a nightmare every step of the way, but it never seemed to phase him. He put a lot of extra into the job, to include showing up early.
2003 HYUNDAI SONATA - EMERGENCY / PARKING BRAKE SHOE - WOODBRIDGE, VIRGINIA

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