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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.

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

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These estimates may include Handbrake cable (driver side), Handbrake cable (passenger side), Handbrake cable - secondary, Handbrake cable - secondary, Handbrake cable - primary/single and/or Handbrake cable - primary/single

42 manufacturers for Handbrake Cable Replacement

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Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £23.65 - £44.08

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 411

£86

£62 - £89

£105 - £148

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Audi

Parts costs: £21.44 - £55.47

Labour time: 0-3 hours

# of quotes: 463

£142

£72 - £177

£126 - £317

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Austin

Parts costs: £19.73 - £23.68

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 3

£87

£73 - £73

£129 - £129

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BMW

Parts costs: £28.04 - £40.67

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2120

£120

£93 - £127

£164 - £226

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £44.42 - £121.13

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# of quotes: 160

£141

£82 - £151

£129 - £222

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £68.32 - £98.87

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 334

£125

£104 - £134

£153 - £202

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Citroen

Parts costs: £26.26 - £48.31

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1606

£125

£79 - £137

£137 - £241

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Dacia

Parts costs: £49.27 - £67.79

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# of quotes: 63

£142

£96 - £118

£153 - £191

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £61.81 - £93.16

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 3

£164

£151 - £174

£252 - £284

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Dodge

Parts costs: £21.82 - £26.18

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# of quotes: 2

£76

£62 - £69

£107 - £120

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Fiat

Parts costs: £26.90 - £43.79

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# of quotes: 1782

£87

£61 - £91

£100 - £153

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Ford

Parts costs: £23.80 - £49.20

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# of quotes: 5497

£105

£76 - £115

£132 - £196

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Honda

Parts costs: £60.54 - £139.02

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 593

£201

£133 - £202

£218 - £311

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £57.75 - £95.78

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 954

£146

£104 - £147

£162 - £230

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Iveco

Parts costs: £51.59 - £68.95

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# of quotes: 64

£88

£81 - £95

£120 - £145

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £31.22 - £705.37

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 197

£333

£92 - £691

£158 - £910

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Jeep

Parts costs: £55.45 - £125.72

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 47

£161

£107 - £181

£169 - £277

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Kia

Parts costs: £65.05 - £106.44

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# of quotes: 965

£161

£115 - £167

£178 - £263

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £100.22 - £1,839.54

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1137

£863

£163 - £1,607

£245 - £1,988

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LDV

Parts costs: £49.61 - £61.56

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 39

£113

£103 - £117

£165 - £193

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Lexus

Parts costs: £100.15 - £137.02

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 27

£223

£184 - £216

£288 - £340

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Mazda

Parts costs: £39.00 - £126.16

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 475

£161

£87 - £198

£143 - £310

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £27.51 - £53.45

Labour time: 1-4 hours

# of quotes: 1530

£164

£102 - £221

£182 - £405

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MG

Parts costs: £58.89 - £93.69

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 92

£206

£146 - £217

£243 - £370

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MINI

Parts costs: £38.11 - £94.42

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 372

£152

£103 - £162

£174 - £261

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £56.00 - £116.18

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 157

£187

£128 - £214

£210 - £350

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Nissan

Parts costs: £43.10 - £95.74

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 955

£126

£85 - £141

£136 - £217

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £25.01 - £45.13

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# of quotes: 2622

£93

£72 - £94

£123 - £157

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Porsche

Parts costs: £137.15 - £214.02

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 29

£345

£244 - £286

£378 - £429

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Proton

Parts costs: £52.79 - £83.18

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 4

£119

£101 - £118

£160 - £181

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Renault

Parts costs: £30.71 - £63.70

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2543

£175

£68 - £117

£110 - £190

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Rover

Parts costs: £57.65 - £85.02

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 91

£161

£142 - £169

£238 - £280

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Saab

Parts costs: £66.65 - £87.46

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 121

£117

£96 - £122

£138 - £185

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SEAT

Parts costs: £17.97 - £33.76

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 594

£93

£67 - £101

£118 - £178

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Skoda

Parts costs: £18.09 - £32.97

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 456

£84

£70 - £81

£124 - £139

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Smart

Parts costs: £57.14 - £104.66

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 31

£162

£108 - £163

£170 - £255

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Subaru

Parts costs: £269.27 - £323.13

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 9

£656

£345 - £345

£473 - £473

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £49.69 - £76.08

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 313

£125

£106 - £129

£171 - £207

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Toyota

Parts costs: £40.53 - £90.87

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1332

£134

£89 - £153

£146 - £244

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £16.62 - £65.86

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 5968

£96

£59 - £111

£104 - £178

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £23.61 - £45.17

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2064

£99

£72 - £110

£125 - £189

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Volvo

Parts costs: £36.43 - £72.36

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 775

£139

£92 - £157

£154 - £265

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  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Cadillac
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Daewoo
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Maybach
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  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
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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

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£132.75

Handbrake centre/main cable replacement

Vauxhall Corsa
Southampton
£315.56

Handbrake cable replacement (passenger side)

Volkswagen CC
Worksop
£70.00

Handbrake centre/main cable replacement

Peugeot 207
Halesowen
£300.77

Parking brake cables replacement - (both) equal length

Mazda Mazda6
Redruth