Parking Brake Cable
When you park on an inclined plane, you can't just place rocks behind your tires to stop your car from rolling down. That's why you need a well-maintained parking brake (also referred to as hand brake or emergency brake). It's the lever you pull to hold your car steady in place. The parking brake is connected to the main brake system through the parking brake cable. A broken brake cable will disconnect the parking brake to the system. And this is one of the most common hand brake problems there is.
When you pull this lever, it transfers force to the brake system. This force is transferred using brake fluid, which travels through the cable. The fluid amplifies the minuscule force applied by your hand to tremendous brake force-thus, giving a 50-pound individual the power to stop a two-ton vehicle. A broken cable can be easily indicated by brake failure. In this case, you should look for a parking brake cable replacement as soon as possible.
In picking a replacement, your primary consideration is quality. Make sure that the parking brake cable you buy is compatible with your car's model. Another thing to consider is material. Superior parking brake cables are outfitted with weather-resistant rubber or plastic. If you want to see the different varieties of this component, please view our extensive catalog of parking brake cables.