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How much does Parking Brake Release Cable 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.

Parking Brake Release Cable Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2013 Ford F-150$380$284.98$94.993%$392.48
2015 Chevrolet Traverse$399$284.98$113.983%$413.98
2012 Honda CR-V$441$108.72$332.469%$484.97
2007 Audi A3 Quattro$399$275.58$123.483%$415.33
2016 Lincoln MKC$295$199.90$94.994%$307.40
2010 Porsche Cayman$1656$1362.03$294.462%$1695.28

Parking Brake Release Cable Replacement Service

What is the Parking Brake Release Cable all about?

Your parking brake only plays a role in safety after parking your car, but it’s an important part of automotive equipment. When you engage the brake, either by pulling the handle between the two front seats or pressing the pedal on the driver side, it engages a secondary braking system designed to help hold your car in place and alleviate unwanted pressure on your transmission.

You need to release the brake before you can safely drive once more, and this is where the parking brake release cable comes into play. Depending on the setup in your specific vehicle, you’ll either push a release button, or push the pedal again to activate the release cable and disengage the parking brake. Without an operational brake cable, the e-brake won’t disengage, which can be problematic. Driving with the brake on is never a good idea.

Keep in mind:

  • Your parking brake release cable should be inspected during normal maintenance.
  • The release cable generally runs the length of your vehicle under the body.
  • Release cable hardware can also cause problems.

How it's done:

  • The dash panels are removed for access
  • The defective parking brake release cable is removed
  • The new parking brake release cable is installed
  • The dash panels are reinstalled
  • The vehicle parking brake is checked for proper operation

Our recommendation:

If your parking brake release cable is not working and the brake is engaged, do not drive the vehicle. That will only damage the braking system and increase your repair bill. One of our experienced mechanics will often be able to fix the problem in short order.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Parking Brake Release Cable?

  • Parking brake won’t disengage

How important is this service?

Having a working parking brake release cable is important. Without one, you won’t be able to use your parking brake (or disengage the brake if it’s on). We recommend you work with our expert mechanics who can diagnose the problem.


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Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
Chevrolet Tahoe V8-5.7L - Parking Brake Release Cable - Orinda, California
Super competent and honest. Josh has been my mechanic for about the last two years. So glad to have found him. Does not bat an eye when I provide my own parts. Does not try to up sell, but will let you know of things he recommends. Josh is one of the good guys! highly recommended.

Kyle

13 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
13 years of experience
Chevrolet Tahoe V8-4.8L - Parking Brake Release Cable - Grand Prairie, Texas
Really good. He was on time and install part promptly. Also check fluids and brake pads. Recommended brake pads will need to be replaced soon.

Robert

32 years of experience
191 reviews
Robert
32 years of experience
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 V8-5.3L - Parking Brake Release Cable - San Jose, California
quick and easy.....just the way I like it. Just wish you had the part in stock so it could have been done a day earlier.

Albert

22 years of experience
81 reviews
Albert
22 years of experience
Chevrolet S10 Blazer V6-2.8L - Parking Brake Release Cable - Loganville, Georgia
Great work! Albert explained work as he went along and was very knowledgeable

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