How much does it cost to fix a parking brake?

I was parking my car on a hill in Pacific Heights but my parking brake wasn’t working. My brakes still engaged and the car didn’t move, but how much would it cost to fix my parking brake?

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Answer provided by
Jason Tushinski
Answered on Feb 08, 2022
We’re glad your car didn’t roll away because that’s a possibility when your parking brake fails to engage. Generally speaking, it will cost between $250 to $290 to fix your parking brake depending on your vehicle. You should do this as soon as possible if you notice a problem.
Signs of failing parking brake include the following:
  • The lever is much easier to pull or push than usual
  • A failed parking brake light is lit up on your gauge
  • The lever fails to disengage after you release it
You should never drive your car if you think your parking brake has failed. This can cause your car’s rear brake system to fail—or even cause a runaway car.
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