Top Mechanics For Handbrake Cable Replacement & Repairs
Garage in Caernarfon, 16 years of experience
I began my career when i was 16 completing my apprenticeship at an independent garage which i carried on working there for 15 years. Last year i decided to start my own business LR Motors, i currently work ...
COLYN • 26th March 2023
Vauxhall Vivaro • Handbrake cables replacement - (both) equal length
Garage in Birtley, 15 years of experience
I began my career with Citroen/Peugeot in Newcastle though the apprenticeship scheme and served my time there for 4 years. I moved to Prestige Cars in Gateshead for 18 months before gaining more experienc...
Garage in Sacriston, 13 years of experience
I have more than 13 years repairing vehicles. I can offer a range of services and repairs. Happy to help
Garage in Birmingham, 5 years of experience
Been working in a garage for more than 5 years as a mechanic. Now I am happy to travel to fix cars at your home and work address. If you have any questions just ask. Always happy to help
ANDREW • 18th March 2023
Renault Master • Handbrake cable adjustment
Garage in Liverpool, 6 years of experience
A1 Auto Repair Centre opened in 2013 and is owned and operated by owner Stephen Swift. The garage operate a 4 ramp workshop along with 1 pit. We have the ability to cater for all makes/models & repairs. We a...
Garage in Glasgow, 35 years of experience
Langlands Road Garage is an exceptionally busy and well respected garage in Govan. Equipped with four ramps and a fully functioning MOT test lane, our highly skilled technicians can repair your vehicle back ...
Garage in Leicester, 15 years of experience
At J.J. Auto Repair we always aim to be helpful and friendly. We offer a range of services including, Mobile mechanic, Diagnostics, Full service, Multimedia system fitting, and more...
TIM • 10th March 2023
Land Rover Freelander 2 • Handbrake cable replacement (passenger side)
Garage in Leicester, 12 years of experience
ONYX AUTO CARE are typically renowned for car sales but that is not all! We also do many repairs for customers and get them back on the road as well with our qualified team. We offer a 2 ramp workshop cover...
ANDREW • 7th March 2023
Garage in Lisburn , 21 years of experience
Fully qualified motor technician started training in local garage working on all vehicles, have progressed through to full dealership trained technician Jaguar, Landrover trained all vehicles repaired and ca...
HEATHER • 7th March 2023
Kia Picanto • Additional work following previous booking
Garage in Belfast Bt118ff , 17 years of experience
Worked in motor industry for 17 years, have both dealership and independent garage experience. Specialise in Peugeot and Citroens. Can work at cars, small vans and motorcycles
Garage in London, 13 years of experience
I’m a friendly, experienced mobile mechanic offering a reliable service. With over 13 years previous experience working in established garages I can diagnose, repair & service most makes and models of car...
Our car was on the verge of being scrapped, through no fault of our own, but with his help and advice was turned into a 100% safe car. This then made it pass its MOT with no advisories or failures. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and we will be using him again in the future.
( if he says something needs doing, it will actually need doing)”
VANESSA • 3rd March 2023
Garage in Lincoln, 20 years of experience
I have been in the motor trade for the last 20 years I have worked mainly in dealerships and have worked on a wide range of vehicles from cars to hgv I will be able to undertake most jobs at any location if ...
SAMANTHA • 18th February 2023
Lexus CT 200h • Handbrake cable adjustment
Garage in Ilkeston, 19 years of experience
We are mechanics you can trust. We thrive on customer service and the best prices around. We have a NO MESS,TIDY UP policy with our technicians. Our workshop is modern and clean with nice bright color theme....
JONATHAN • 14th February 2023
Citroen C4 • Handbrake cables replacement - (both) equal length
Garage in Woking, 12 years of experience
I started my career with Kwik-Fit when I was 16 for a number of years understanding the trade. I moved to work for a few independent garages for around 4 years before working with Vauxhall for 3 years and su...
Mobile mechanic in Swindon, 15 years of experience
I did my apprenticeship at a garage in Swindon as I studied with Northstar College. After graduating I left and went to Charlie Browns auto services for 2-3 years. Following my time at Charlie Browns I went ...
Frequently asked questions about handbrake cable replacement & repairs
Read our answers to questions about handbrake cable replacement costs, symptoms and more.
What does a handbrake cable do?
The hand brake cable links the handbrake mechanism with either the hand brake shoes inside the rear discs or the rear brake pads/shoes to prevent the wheels from moving.
What does a handbrake cable replacement involve?
- Mechanic will inspect the handbrake system.
- If necessary the handbrake cable will be replaced.
- Mechanic will calibrate the handbrake.
- Mechanic will test the handbrake.
- If necessary, the mechanic will make any adjustments.
Can I do a handbrake cable replacement myself?
Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a handbrake cable replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.
What are the symptoms of a faulty handbrake cable?
- When the vehicle still moves despite having engaged the handbrake.
- If you have a manually applied handbrake and the lever has no resistance when applied.
- If you have an electric handbrake and there is a handbrake warning message on the dashboard.
How long will a handbrake cable replacement take?
A handbrake cable replacement usually takes around 1.5 hours, but can take less or more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
How often should I replace a handbrake cable?
The handbrake is important in a variety of situations, such as hill starts, parking on any non flat area and is of course part of the MOT checks. So if the vehicle fails to remain stationary when the handbrake is applied then it is likely that a cable needs replacing.
How common is a handbrake cable replacement?
It really depends on the vehicle and its use as much as anything. Cables will stretch after a time and steel will corrode so it's likely if you are keeping the vehicle for a long time that it will need one replaced at some point.
Can you drive a car with a broken handbrake?
If you suspect there is any issue with a broken handbrake or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic with immediate effect, and do not drive the vehicle. Depending on the braking system on your vehicle driving the vehicle with a broken handbrake cable may lead to complications and damage to other components of the braking system, and can lead to dangerous situations.
Is a broken handbrake cable an MOT failure?
Yes, a broken handbrake cable can result in an MOT failure. The MOT tester will thoroughly inspect the entire braking system to test its operation and efficiency. Before an MOT test, it's best to test out the handbrake.
Is it safe to drive with a broken handbrake?
No, it is not safe to drive with a broken handbrake as it may not be able to hold the car in place on a hill or other places where it is required. This could be dangerous and lead to accidents.
How much does it cost to fix handbrake?
A handbrake cable replacement can cost between £75 and £150 with an average price of £105. The exact cost will depend on the make and model of the vehicle, where is it located and if any other repair is required along with the replacement.
How long do handbrake cables last?
Handbrake cables typically last as long as the car does if they are properly maintained. However, this is an ideal scenario, ultimately how long a handbrake cable will last depends on how the car is used. For example, if the handbrake is overused, the cables can get stretched over time. It can also suffer from rust or corrosion.
How much does it cost to replace handbrake cable?
A handbrake cable replacement generally costs between £75 and £150 with an average price of £105. Ultimately, the cost of a handbrake cable replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your handbrake cable replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page
Check out the ClickMechanic price for a handbrake cable replacement. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price. These estimates may include Handbrake cable - primary/single, Handbrake cable - secondary, Handbrake cable - primary/single, Handbrake cable - secondary, Handbrake cable (driver side) and/or Handbrake cable (passenger side). We have handbrake cable replacement prices for 42 different manufacturers.
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- Ford US
- Great Wall
- Aston Martin
- London Taxi's International
Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a handbrake cable replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.
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Mechanics that undertake handbrake cable work
- A. L Autos, Gwent
- AUTOMATIC MOTORS LTD, London
- Ajsgarage, Wisbech
- Collect Service Go, Welwyn Garden City
- East Anglia Auto's, Banham
- GGREENN LTD, Saint Ives
- GP Autos MK Ltd, Milton Keynes
- Gentlemec Mobile Motor Services, Bournemouth
- KARIM MOBILE MECHANIC, Tunbridge Wells
- Lee's Repairs, Rochester
- MJS Auto Electrical, Nailsea, Bristol
- Newforge Autocare Ltd. T/A My Mechanic, Lisburn