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How much does a Handbrake Cable replacement cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2001 SEAT Ibiza Franchise Dealer Est.£79 - £87 Independent Garage Est.£45 - £52 ClickMechanic Est.£46 - £53 Saving40%
Car2002 Volvo V70 Franchise Dealer Est.£101 - £117 Independent Garage Est.£52 - £66 ClickMechanic Est.£53 - £66 Saving45%
Car2005 Peugeot 407 Franchise Dealer Est.£133 - £147 Independent Garage Est.£82 - £90 ClickMechanic Est.£83 - £91 Saving37%
Car2004 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Franchise Dealer Est.£120 - £132 Independent Garage Est.£59 - £65 ClickMechanic Est.£59 - £65 Saving50%
Car2012 Ford Fusion Franchise Dealer Est.£78 - £101 Independent Garage Est.£46 - £65 ClickMechanic Est.£46 - £66 Saving37%

Want to learn more about Handbrake Cable replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Handbrake Cable do?

The metal hand brake cable links the handbrake lever you pull if you want to park with the hand brake shoes inside the wheels. If engaged, the brake shoes will be pushed against the brake discs (or the brake drums) locking the discs into place and preventing the car's wheels from moving.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Handbrake Cable?

  • When the 'handbrake' warning light is on (provided your car has such a light).
  • When the car rolls despite having engaged the handbrake.
  • When the hand brake appears to be stuck and doesn't release.

When should you consider a Handbrake Cable replacement?

The hand brake cable runs along the underside of the car and is subject directly to a variety of conditions. Over time it is thus prone to deteriorate. It can break, leaving you without a hand brake which can be especially inconvenient should you find yourself in a predominantly hilly area. Should the hand brake fail it is therefore important to have it repaired as soon as possible to preclude any dangerous situations.

What happens during a Handbrake Cable replacement?

  • 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.

How much does a Handbrake Cable Replacement cost?

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!

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These estimates may include Handbrake cable - secondary, Handbrake cable - secondary, Handbrake cable - primary/single and/or Handbrake cable - primary/single

40 manufacturers for Handbrake Cable Replacement

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £21.93 - £42.46

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 279

£81

£64 - £94

£119 - £173

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Audi

Parts costs: £21.49 - £57.32

Labour time: 0-3 hours

# of quotes: 360

£141

£69 - £178

£149 - £392

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BMW

Parts costs: £29.69 - £43.01

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1506

£116

£93 - £130

£221 - £317

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £48.53 - £137.54

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 147

£147

£83 - £164

£127 - £236

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £72.24 - £98.71

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 311

£124

£108 - £134

£162 - £209

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Citroen

Parts costs: £28.42 - £49.45

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1192

£124

£84 - £139

£135 - £227

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Dacia

Parts costs: £57.30 - £68.76

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 52

£146

£107 - £118

£167 - £191

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £83.08 - £99.70

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£190

£189 - £189

£312 - £312

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Fiat

Parts costs: £25.50 - £40.14

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1096

£78

£56 - £86

£82 - £128

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Ford

Parts costs: £28.66 - £51.73

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3752

£102

£82 - £116

£129 - £181

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Honda

Parts costs: £64.95 - £149.97

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 379

£208

£143 - £223

£228 - £338

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £60.85 - £101.41

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1052

£140

£106 - £147

£153 - £212

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Iveco

Parts costs: £51.55 - £70.01

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 64

£85

£78 - £94

£114 - £141

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £28.60 - £725.12

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 130

£340

£85 - £706

£185 - £998

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Jeep

Parts costs: £81.80 - £153.66

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 22

£178

£149 - £205

£242 - £317

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Kia

Parts costs: £72.00 - £124.37

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 558

£165

£127 - £184

£183 - £266

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £128.41 - £1,391.82

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 727

£720

£192 - £1,238

£310 - £1,584

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LDV

Parts costs: £62.42 - £78.78

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 21

£137

£138 - £141

£225 - £229

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Lexus

Parts costs: £103.39 - £144.25

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 22

£220

£177 - £216

£319 - £399

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Mazda

Parts costs: £39.33 - £125.65

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 401

£149

£88 - £192

£142 - £296

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £30.56 - £55.16

Labour time: 1-4 hours

# of quotes: 1108

£167

£106 - £237

£237 - £564

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MG

Parts costs: £58.99 - £119.55

Labour time: 1-4 hours

# of quotes: 52

£212

£160 - £298

£271 - £516

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MINI

Parts costs: £45.63 - £105.49

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 433

£154

£111 - £171

£234 - £334

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £75.96 - £135.15

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 80

£195

£151 - £211

£231 - £319

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Nissan

Parts costs: £45.93 - £106.22

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 634

£128

£92 - £153

£139 - £226

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £26.55 - £47.57

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1938

£90

£74 - £96

£124 - £157

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Porsche

Parts costs: £148.23 - £223.38

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 27

£361

£257 - £295

£395 - £441

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Proton

Parts costs: £52.79 - £83.18

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 4

£119

£101 - £118

£121 - £141

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Renault

Parts costs: £33.66 - £74.74

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1834

£187

£71 - £127

£107 - £191

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Rover

Parts costs: £57.03 - £85.28

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 115

£160

£142 - £173

£238 - £288

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Saab

Parts costs: £73.13 - £96.36

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 76

£117

£106 - £129

£152 - £194

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SEAT

Parts costs: £22.51 - £44.39

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 319

£101

£74 - £112

£124 - £186

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Skoda

Parts costs: £19.63 - £35.78

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 280

£83

£73 - £87

£124 - £143

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Smart

Parts costs: £59.60 - £116.09

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 21

£166

£114 - £174

£179 - £270

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Subaru

Parts costs: £170.63 - £204.76

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 7

£243

£249 - £249

£351 - £351

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £53.93 - £83.60

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 225

£126

£112 - £135

£159 - £190

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Toyota

Parts costs: £40.39 - £93.93

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 946

£132

£92 - £156

£147 - £244

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £17.29 - £70.13

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 4396

£91

£60 - £117

£95 - £174

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £25.94 - £47.03

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1594

£99

£74 - £113

£137 - £210

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Volvo

Parts costs: £36.17 - £73.28

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 547

£130

£92 - £159

£170 - £297

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  • Metrocab
  • Hummer
  • Reva
  • Asia
  • TVR
  • Ferrari
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Cadillac
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Austin
  • Daewoo
  • Daimler
  • Dodge
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Perodua
  • Infiniti
  • Aston Martin
  • Isuzu
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • Ssangyong
  • 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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Recent Handbrake Cable replacement quotes

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£155.76

Parking brake cables (both sides) replacement - disc brakes

Citroen C2 HDi VTS 1.6L 2009
Cottesmore
£181.80

Parking brake cables (both sides) replacement - disc brakes

Volkswagen Polo SDI 1.9L 2002 06
Wetherby
£153.23

Parking brake cables (both sides) replacement - disc brakes

Audi A4 TDI CR 2.0L 2013
Tranent
£160.54

Parking brake cables (both sides) replacement - disc brakes

Renault Espace/Grand Espace IV dCi 1.9L 2004
South Petherton