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78 Reviews


Mobile mechanic in Bristol, 25 years of experience

I began my mechanic career with an Austin Rover dealership and in my time there it changed to Rover and I worked in the business for around 4 years. For a number of years I worked in various businesses doing...

16th March 2016
“Spot on”

DAVID, Bristol

Ford Fiesta • Brake pads replacement - front (all)

303 Reviews

Eastlake Garage

Garage serving Bristol, 14 years of experience

Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat ...

957 Reviews

R Bluck Motor Repairs

Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 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 ...

6th November 2015


BMW 1 Series • Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

369 Reviews

L&G Auto Mobile Mechanic

Garage in Bristol, 24 years of experience

I began my career on the YTS scheme through an independent Ford garage. I spent some time working in independent garages gaining experience on a range of makes & models. I moved into a dealership environmen...

19th July 2022


Ford Focus • MOT with collection & delivery

29 Reviews

Nation Auto Mechanics Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 20 years of experience

Stockwood Lane Garage has been operating for over 20 years. In 2016 Keith Malik took the helm and we have been going from strength to strength ever since. We operate a 4 ramp workshop including an MOT ramp f...

46 Reviews

158 Reviews

Westbourne Motors

Garage in Bristol, 53 years of experience

The Company’s Roadside Assistance brand is now the preferred choice for the South of England and has become synonymous with efficiency, punctuality and courtesy resulting in all the major motoring organisati...

23 Reviews

Monster Dent

Garage in Bristol, 15 years of experience

We are an independent 5 star garage with high experienced technicians that will take care of your vehicle, we cover a wide range of repairs like: MOT repairs Servicing Air Con Regas Air Con Recharge Bra...

16th March 2022

PETER, Bristol

Volkswagen Transporter • Major Service

35 Reviews

Letang Auto Elctrical Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 9 years of experience

Lathaniel owns Letang Auto Electrics and the business has been operating since 2015 and branched out in mechanical repairs after specialising in tow-bars and auto electrics originally when the business first...

19th February 2022


Skoda Fabia • MOT with collection & delivery

8th May 2016

GEORGE, Bristol

Mercedes-Benz B-Class • Pre-purchase Inspection

39 Reviews

K And C Garage

Garage in Bristol, 14 years of experience

K & C Garage was formed in 2015 by Matt Roxburgh. Owner Matt has been in the trade for over 15 years working in various garages and comes with a wealth of experience and the team are all fully qualified to c...

Want to learn more about Handbrake Shoe replacements in Bristol?

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

What does a handbrake shoe do?

Handbrake shoes are very similar to brake shoes but are used inside the brake discs on vehicles that have rear brake pads and discs.

How does a handbrake shoe work?

When you pull or electronically activate the parking brake in your car the handbrake shoes, located inside the discs, will be forced against the internal surface and thus prevent the wheel from turning.

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

  • When the vehicle rolls or moves despite having engaged the handbrake.
  • When the hand brake appears to be stuck and doesn't release.

When should you consider a Handbrake shoe replacement?

Over time the handbrake shoe's condition is prone to deterioration. This can be identified by a moving or rolling car despite having the handbrake engaged. If you experience any problems with the handbrake it is advisable to have it inspected and, if necessary, replace the brake shoes.

How common is handbrake shoes replacement?

As the sole function of these parts is to lock a wheel in place once it is stationary, there is very little actual wear on them. Over time though they can disintegrate with age, but it is very rare.

How can I extend the life of my handbrake shoes?

There is only one thing to remember and that is to make sure the vehicle is already stationary before applying the handbrake, as this will prevent any actual frictional wear.

What happens during a Handbrake Shoe replacement?

  • Mechanic will inspect the handbrake system.
  • If necessary, the handbrake shoes will be replaced.
  • Mechanic will calibrate the if electronically applied.
  • Mechanic will test the handbrake.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make any adjustments to optimise the operation of the handbrake.

Can Bristol garages offer home collection and delivery for handbrake shoe replacement?

Yes, many garages in Bristol are able to offer collection and delivery for a handbrake shoe 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 shoe replacement in Bristol.

Can Bristol mobile mechanics do handbrake shoe replacement at my home or office?

Yes, Bristol mobile mechanics can do a handbrake shoe 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 Shoe replacement cost in Bristol?

The average cost of a Handbrake Shoe replacement in Bristol is on average between £90 and £125. Ultimately the cost for a Handbrake Shoe replacement in Bristol 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 Bristol. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

These estimates may include Handbrake pads/shoes. We have quotes for the top 30 manufacturers.

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a handbrake shoe 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 Shoe replacement quotes in Bristol

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.


Parking brake pads/shoes replacement (all)

BMW 1 Series

Parking brake pads/shoes replacement (all)

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Parking brake pads/shoes replacement (all)

Land Rover Freelander 2

Parking brake pads/shoes replacement (all)