Average cost of Parking Brake Shoe Replacement for popular vehicle models in Tallahassee:
Avg. cost $154
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Avg. cost $86
Avg. cost $171
THE IMPORTANCE OF Parking Brake Shoe Replacement
What are parking brake shoes and how do they work?
Parking brake shoes are components of a rear disc braking system. Sometimes referred to as “emergency” brake shoes, they are designed to assist the transmission to hold your vehicle in place when you are parked, especially when on an incline. The parking brake is a mechanical device that is completely separate from the hydraulic braking system. If a vehicle has rear disc brakes, the inside of the brake caliper serves as a drum brake. The brake shoes are engaged by a cable and lever (or separate pedal) from inside the passenger compartment.
Signs that parking brake shoes need to be replaced
Parking brake shoes are often addressed when the rear brake pads and rotors are being serviced. You can sense that the rear parking brake shoes need to be replaced if any of the following conditions are present:
Your vehicle fails to remain still with the parking brake lever or pedal fully engaged
Upon starting your vehicle after releasing the parking brake, you notice that the shifter is difficult to move out of park
The parking brake lever or pedal travel farther than normal
The lever or pedal fails to return to its normal position when released
FREQUENCY OF INSPECTION
How does a technician perform Parking Brake Shoe Replacement ?
To replace the parking brake shoes, a technician must first safely lift and support your vehicle and remove the rear wheels and tires. Once that is complete, the technician will typically follow these steps (depending on the vehicle make and model):
Remove and suspend the brake caliper
Remove the brake pads and caliper bracket to access the rotor
Remove the brake rotor
Unhook and remove the return spring and remove the shoe retainers
Set aside the brake adjuster
Disconnect the parking brake cable from the rear shoe
Install the new shoes, retainers, adjuster, and spring
Replace the rotor, caliper bracket, brake pads, and caliper
Adjust the parking brake tensioner
Reinstall the wheels and tires and lower the vehicle to the ground
Test drive the vehicle to verify the repair and finish adjusting the parking brake
OTHER QUESTIONS CUSTOMERS ASK
Can you drive without parking brake shoes?
If the parking brake does not fully engage, it may be possible to still drive your vehicle. However, if the cable is broken and the lever or pedal moves too freely - or if it will not disengage - do not drive your vehicle. These conditions can cause significant damage. More importantly, they present a safety hazard when driving.
How hard is it to replace an emergency brake?
The emergency, or parking brakes, on a vehicle with rear disc brakes require that a technician remove the calipers, brake pads, caliper brackets, and rotors just to access the parking brake mechanism. That makes the service a bit more complicated than merely replacing brake pads and other components.
Is a parking brake and an e-brake the same?
The term “parking brake” is often used synonymously with “e-brake” or “emergency brake”. That is because the mechanical parking brake system is separate from the hydraulic braking system that you use to slow and stop your vehicle. The parking brake is used to assist the transmission to hold your vehicle in place when not in use. But, because it relies on a system of cables and levers, rather than the hydraulics, if your brakes fail, the parking/emergency brake can offer some benefit to bring your vehicle to a stop.
What are some other common services related to Parking Brake Shoe Replacement?
Questions? We've got answers.
What is CarAdvise?
Our digital platform is designed to make maintaining and repairing your vehicle a breeze – from conveniently scheduling services, finding shops in the area, approving work remotely or getting free expert advice so you can be confident about any decision.
How much does CarAdvise cost?
There’s nothing to pay up-front; you simply only pay for repairs or services that you approve.
Are there any additional fees?
Nope, no funny business here—just get the job done and pay for what you approve. It really is that simple.
Are there shops available in my area?
With our handy nationwide network of over 26,000 shops to choose from and free sign-up – you can rest assured your car is in good hands.
How does CarAdvise pricing work?
With CarAdvise, you don’t need a fleet of 100,000 cars to get an amazing deal on car services. Our discounted prices are guaranteed to beat any other retail options – so why spend more? On average customers save 15-40% when they choose us – that could mean hundreds saved in just one service job.
At CarAdvise, we believe life is unpredictable and if you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment – no worries! We promise there’s never any penalty for missed appointments.
What shops do you work with?
We’ve partnered with the best in the industry such as Firestone, Pep Boys, JiffyLube, Canadian Tire, NTB, Meineke, Tire Kingdom, AAMCO, Monro, FCA dealerships and many independent shops across the country.
How do I sign up?
Ready to join the party? Just a few clicks and you’ll be all set – create your account now. You can easily create your account here.
How do I get more help?
Just email us at email@example.com or give our friendly team a ring at (844) 923-8473 and we’ll be sure to lend you the helping hand you need.