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211 Reviews

Motor Mechanic

Garage serving Manchester, 25 years of experience

I have 25+ years of overall work experience in the car repair industry. I began with my apprenticeship in 87-88 and did a great deal of painting/mechanical work on cars. I learned a great deal about the indu...

29th December 2015

MICHAEL, Manchester

Jaguar S-Type • Handbrake Inspection

8th May 2016

DEWAN, Burnley

Vauxhall/Opel Insignia • Ignition ECU replacement

205 Reviews

A.M.S Tuning

Garage serving Manchester, 20 years of experience

Started when left school. Did training with YTS at Vauxhall main dealer in Bolton, then went on to national tyres, went on to charlie browns where I became a MOT tester. Worked at Honda in Bolton for 3 years...

28 Reviews

Ashton’s Autoworx

Garage serving Manchester, 26 years of experience

22 years as a mechanic and fitter, fully qualified, 4 years army service

4th May 2020

JARED, Bolton

BMW 1 Series • Clean & Lubricate the bonnet latch mechanism

712 Reviews

Jamies Mobile Mechanics

Garage serving Manchester, 14 years of experience

I started my apprenticeship when I left school at the age of 15. I’ve been fully qualified for 11+ years with NVQ level 1, 2 and 3. I’ve been an MOT tester for 10 years. Here at Jamie’s mobile mechanic w...

2nd November 2020

MARGARET, Greater Manchester

Toyota Yaris • Labour to replace the battery

949 Reviews

Jonathan Mcloughlin Autocare

Garage serving Manchester, 9 years of experience

Jonathan and his team at Northern Motors provides a reliable and professional mobile mechanic service that covers the whole of the North West area of England! With over 10 years of experience in the motor...

18th April 2020

PAUL, Neston

Nissan Juke • Alternator replacement

159 Reviews

Ps Autos Ltd

Garage serving Manchester, 20 years of experience

Do you require your car servicing in farnworth or car servicing in Bolton ? If so keep reading. You’re a busy person — don’t let car problems get in your way either that being a mot check or car servicing...

84 Reviews

Heywood Auto Clinic

Garage serving Manchester, 8 years of experience

Heywood Auto Clinic Ltd is a family run MOT service station. We strive to provide a professional honest and reliable service to all of our new and existing customers. We care about you and will take good car...

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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.

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.

Can Manchester garages offer home collection and delivery for handbrake cable replacement?

Yes, many garages in Manchester are able to offer collection and delivery for a handbrake cable replacement. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a handbrake cable replacement in Manchester.

Can Manchester mobile mechanics do handbrake cable replacement at my home or office?

Yes, Manchester mobile mechanics can do a handbrake cable replacement at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

How much does a Handbrake Cable replacement cost in Manchester?

The average cost of a Handbrake Cable replacement in Manchester is on average between £77 and £124. Ultimately the cost for a Handbrake Cable replacement in Manchester depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in Manchester. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

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 quotes for the top 42 manufacturers.

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  • Aston Martin
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  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
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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 in Manchester

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Handbrake cable replacement (passenger side)

Citroen C4 Picasso

Handbrake centre/main cable replacement

BMW 1 Series

Parking brake cables replacement - (both) equal length

BMW 3 Series

Handbrake centre/main cable replacement

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso