Handbrake Cables Replacement Service

Cable Engineering Services designs, manufactures and repairs high quality control cables for automotive, marine and heavy machinery use.

Our wide range of cables is versatile, from throttle and gear selector cables for cars to steering cables for boats or jet skis.

At Cable Engineering Services, we understand the frustration of getting the right cable when you need it most.

That's why our employees can install any cable for any vehicle or machine on the same day.

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What are the Handbrake Cables all about?

Parking brake cable or parking brake cable is a thin steel cable that connects the parking brake lever to the parking brake shoes. It's under the car. When you pull the lever, this cable allows the parking brake shoes to push against the rotor or drum, creating the friction that keeps the car from rolling. It's like the brake pedal, but in this case you use the parking brake cable instead of brake fluid to apply pressure. Over time, the
cable can rust and break.If the parking brake cable is broken, the car even rolls when the parking brake has been activated.

Keep in mind:

Brake drums or pads often have to be removed to access the emergency brake cable. During this time, the drums and pads should be inspected to determine if they also need to be replaced.

How it's done:

Remove and replace parking brake cable.

Adjust parking brake.

Test parking brake.

Our recommendation:

Always apply the Handbrake when the car is parked. This will keep the parking brake adjusted properly. Your mechanic should inspect the parking brake cable during every brake service. They should also periodically spray rust penetrant chemical on the cable to prevent rust from building up.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Handbrake Cables?

Parking brake does not hold car.

Parking brake does not release.

Parking brake warning light is on.

How important is this service?

All services associated with proper function of your brakes are important. In addition to safety issues, ignoring small repairs can quickly lead to more serious (and more expensive) problems