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Parking brake won't engage

If your parking brake won't engage My Auto Shop can get it sorted with a Brake Inspection. Simply leave as many details about the issue as you can and we will contact local MTA approved mechanics that are qualified to fix the underlying issue. We'll email you quotes for an inspection within 2 working days, and where possible provide an indication as to the likely underlying issue(s) and cost to fix. You can book directly on the My Auto Shop platform in minutes.

How a Brake Inspection works with My Auto Shop:

A qualified mechanic will check over your entire braking system to understand whats causing the issue. This includes checking of the brake fluid for contamination, brake lines, and removing the wheels to measure the thickness of the brake pads, rotors or shoes (if applicable).

The following components are looked at during a Brake Inspection:
- Brake pads and shoes
- Hydraulic fluid
- Rotor and drum wear
- Calipers
- Wheel cylinders
- All brake hardware
- All hoses and lines
- Master cylinder
- Anti-lock system

They will then quote up any repairs or replacement parts if required.

When your parking brake won't engage its often as a result of a:

  • Need to Adjust the Brake Shoes
  • Cable Is Detached
  • Cable Is Loose at the Handle
  • Rusted Bell Crank

Popular services linked to a Brake Inspection:

Brake Light Switch Replacement

It’s pretty common for a brake light bulb to blow out every now and again. If all the brake lights stop working, i.e nothing lights up when you press the brake pedal, then it’s most likely a problem with the wiring, relay or switches. If all your brake lights don’t come on then the switch may be faulty.

Front Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement

The front brakes of your vehicle are responsible for the majority of your stopping ability. The stopping ability is created via your front brake pads and rotors. As stopping is one of the most important parts of driving, these parts are some of the most important on the car.

Front Brake Pad Replacement

Your front brake pads are the things that are pressed against the front brake rotors when you press the brake pedal. The friction between the pad and rotor is what creates the stopping ability. These need to be in top working condition. Not just to keep you safe and prevent accidents, they also need to be in good working order to pass a warranty of fitness.

Brake Master Cylinder Replacement

Your brake master cylinder is what makes your car stop when you press the brake pedal. When you press the brake pedal, this puts pressure through the master cylinder which then distributes this pressure to the brakes on the 4 different corners of the car. It’s completely essential to your brakes working as they should so it should be in perfect working condition at all times.

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