The parking brake is a mechanical system designed to hold the vehicle stationary when parked. Although often referred to as emergency brakes, parking brakes usually only act on the rear wheels, and their use in an attempt to stop a vehicle at speed could result in skidding and loss of vehicle control. There are several kinds of parking brake systems, depending on whether the vehicle has drum or disc service brakes in the rear.

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  • Centric® C-Tek™ Parking Brake Shoes
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7180
    C-Tek™ Parking Brake Shoes by Centric®. Engineered and tested to provide superior quality and performance, these shoes also provide improved service life for most import and domestic applications. The 100% asbestos-free friction...
    $11.62 - $26.15
  • Auto 7® Parking Brake Assembly
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7179
    Parking Brake Assembly by Auto 7®. Does your vehicle vibrate as you're stopping? Do you hear a screeching sound as you stop? Do you have a spongy pedal? Or is your parking brake useless? Auto 7 has the quality parts to repair your...
    $95.74 - $133.66
  • Wagner® QuickStop™ Parking Brake Shoes
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4438
    QuickStop™ Parking Brake Shoes by Wagner®. Superior stopping and holding power is what you can expect with these QuickStop Parking Brake Shoes. These parking brake shoes are engineered to restore the original equipment braking...
    $14.41 - $75.99
  • Dorman® Parking Brake Cable
    (4 reviews)
    # sp4374
    Parking Brake Cable by Dorman®. Brake Cables are responsible for application of the parking or emergency brake. When failure occurs, Brake Cables need to be replaced for the vehicle to pass state inspections. Brake Cables are...
    $2.28 - $123.62
  • ACDelco® Professional™ Durastop Parking Brake Shoe
    (0 reviews)
    # sp11877
    Professional™ Durastop Parking Brake Shoe by ACDelco®. ACDelco Professional DuraStop® Shoes are high-quality replacements for worn factory brakes. Chamfered, slotted and shimmed, they are designed to match the Original Equipment...
    $25.90 - $89.00
  • Centric® Premium Parking Brake Shoes
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7182
    Premium Parking Brake Shoes by Centric®. To provide excellent fit and reliable performance, these shoes are precision ground and come with OE style pins and levers. With specially formulated and dyno tested asbestos-free...
    $15.35 - $43.83
  • ACDelco® GM Original Equipment™ Parking Brake Shoe
    (0 reviews)
    # sp10326
    GM Original Equipment™ Parking Brake Shoe by ACDelco®. When you need high-quality stopping power for your GM vehicle, rely on ACDelco GM Original Equipment Pads and Shoes. Built to meet stringent FMVSS guidelines, ACDelco Brake...
    $28.47 - $223.95
  • Dorman® Parking Brake Lever Kit
    (0 reviews)
    # sp6582
    Dorman® - Parking Brake Lever Kit. Dorman’s Parking Brake Bell Crank includes all hardware needed for a complete parking brake repair. As an added feature all Dorman’s Parking Brake Bell Cranks also includes nylon bushings at...
    $29.75
  • ACDelco® Professional Durastop™ Disc Brake Caliper Bracket Mounting Bolt
    (0 reviews)
    # sp11802
    Professional Durastop™ Disc Brake Caliper Bracket Mounting Bolt by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this Disc Brake Caliper Bracket Mounting Bolt by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than...
    $4.60 - $9.56
  • Centric® C-Tek™ Metallic Parking Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7184
    C-Tek™ Metallic Parking Brake Pads by Centric®. Designed to provide consistent braking power without brake squealing, groaning, and vibration, these brake pads also produce minimal dust and prolong rotor life. 100% asbestos- and...
    $14.56 - $26.75
  • Beck Arnley® Foreign Branded Parking Brake Pad Set
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7850
    Foreign Branded Parking Brake Pad Set by Beck Arnley®. For one hundred years, Beck/Arnley has been providing premium OE quality parts for vehicles. Beginning with motorcycle parts in 1914 and transitioning to import vehicles in the...
    $78.15
  • URO Parts® Rear Parking Brake Pad Set
    (0 reviews)
    # sp12621
    Brake safely and efficiently with URO. This top-notch brake part is right what you need to optimize braking performance and let your vehicle run as it was meant to be. Manufactured from superior materials to meet or exceed stringent...
    $23.81
  • PowerStop® Autospecialty Parking Brake Shoes
    (0 reviews)
    # sp8161
    Autospecialty Parking Brake Shoes by PowerStop®. Optimize your brake system for predictable and reliable holding power with these parking semi-metallic brake shoes designed to satisfy the most demanding professional installers. To...
    $18.50 - $54.69
  • Motorcraft® Parking Brake Cable
    (0 reviews)
    # sp5405
    Parking Brake Cable by Motorcraft®. Don't put yourself and your passengers at risk driving with worn-out brake parts. Motorcraft is here to provide you with premium replacement products that feature OEM quality and fit but cost...
    $31.83 - $641.38
  • Beck Arnley® TRUE Shoes™ Parking Brake Shoes
    (1 reviews)
    # sp7864
    TRUE Shoes™ Parking Brake Shoes by Beck Arnley®. For one hundred years, Beck/Arnley has been providing premium OE quality parts for vehicles. Beginning with motorcycle parts in 1914 and transitioning to import vehicles in the...
    $29.22 - $74.85
  • ACDelco® Advantage™ Parking Brake Shoe
    (0 reviews)
    # sp10304
    Advantage™ Parking Brake Shoe by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
    $19.59 - $60.04
  • URO Parts® Parking Brake Release Knob
    (0 reviews)
    # sp12622
    Parking Brake Release Knob by URO Parts®. Brake safely and efficiently with URO. This top-notch brake part is right what you need to optimize braking performance and let your vehicle run as it was meant to be. Manufactured from...
    $17.66
  • Centric® Parking Brake Hardware Kit
    (2 reviews)
    # sp7181
    Parking Brake Hardware Kit by Centric®. Are you looking for high-quality hardware to complete your brake job? This rear drum brake hardware kit includes all the parts you need to make the brake system operate properly, ensuring...
    $10.15 - $33.93
  • Monroe® Parking Brake Shoes
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4372
    Parking Brake Shoes by Monroe®. These Parking Brake Shoes meet all OE specifications. They are designed to provide optimal stopping power and durable performance on any vehicle, no matter whether it is a passenger car, an SUV, a...
    $17.50 - $53.77
  • ACDelco® GM Original Equipment™ Parking Brake Control System Module
    (0 reviews)
    # sp11805
    GM Original Equipment™ Parking Brake Control System Module by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle...
    $44.00 - $410.28
  • Wagner® ThermoQuiet Semi-Metallic Parking Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7199
    ThermoQuiet™ Semi-Metallic Parking Brake Pad Set by Wagner®. Quieter braking, superior stopping power under any conditions, and long pad life – that's what you get with these one-piece brake pads with Integrally Molded Sound...
    $57.27
  • Wagner® QuickStop™ Parking Brake Pads
    (0 reviews)
    # sp8489
    QuickStop™ Parking Brake Pads by Wagner®. Dependable stopping power is what you can expect with these QuickStop Brake Pads offered by one of the leading OE & Aftermarket friction manufacturers. These brake pads are engineered to...
    $50.93
  • Gemo® Parking Brake Cable
    (0 reviews)
    # sp2116
    Parking Brake Cable by Gemo®. Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the...
    $12.53 - $69.18
  • Wagner® ThermoQuiet™ Parking Brake Shoes
    (0 reviews)
    # sp8495
    ThermoQuiet™ Parking Brake Shoes by Wagner®. Dependable stopping and holding power is what you can expect with these ThermoQuiet Parking Brake Shoes. They are engineered to guarantee precise factory fit and made of premium...
    $18.62 - $63.76
  • ACDelco® GM Original Equipment™ Parking Brake Cable and Components
    (0 reviews)
    # sp11803
    GM Original Equipment™ Parking Brake Cable and Components by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle...
    $4.38 - $156.79
  • Auto 7® Parking Brake Shoe Set
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4987
    Parking Brake Shoe Set by Auto 7®. Does your vehicle vibrate as you're stopping? Do you hear a screeching sound as you stop? Do you have a spongy pedal? Or is your parking brake useless? Auto 7 has the quality parts to repair your...
    $13.71 - $69.00
  • Auto 7® Parking Brake Cable
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4907
    Parking Brake Cable by Auto 7®. Does your vehicle vibrate as you're stopping? Do you hear a screeching sound as you stop? Do you have a spongy pedal? Or is your parking brake useless? Auto 7 has the quality parts to repair your...
    $7.06 - $105.25
  • Wagner® SevereDuty™ Parking Brake Shoes
    (0 reviews)
    # sp8492
    SevereDuty™ Parking Brake Shoes by Wagner®. These tough brake shoes are just the ticket for hard-working vehicles driven in extreme environments. Engineered to meet or exceed stringent testing and quality standards, they deliver...
    $22.61 - $50.95
  • Auto 7® Parking Brake Switch
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7178
    Parking Brake Switch by Auto 7®. Does your vehicle vibrate as you're stopping? Do you hear a screeching sound as you stop? Do you have a spongy pedal? Or is your parking brake useless? Auto 7 has the quality parts to repair your...
    $6.08 - $8.04
  • Auto 7® Parking Brake Cable Equalizer
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7177
    Parking Brake Cable Equalizer by Auto 7®. Does your vehicle vibrate as you're stopping? Do you hear a screeching sound as you stop? Do you have a spongy pedal? Or is your parking brake useless? Auto 7 has the quality parts to...
    $3.64 - $67.14
  • Motorcraft® Parking Brake Components
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7196
    Parking Brake Components by Motorcraft®. Don't put yourself and your passengers at risk driving with worn-out brake parts. Motorcraft is here to provide you with premium replacement products that feature OEM quality and fit but...
    $8.72 - $641.38
  • Dorman® Parking Brake Release Handle and Cable
    (1 reviews)
    # sp6584
    Dorman® - Parking Brake Release Handle and Cable. Parking Brake Release Handle and Cable by Dorman®. Achieve cost-saving efficiency with our Parking Brake Release Handle. Dorman-improved to address failure points in the original...
    $4.63 - $28.90
  • ACDelco® GM Original Equipment™ Parking Brake Hold Down Springs
    (0 reviews)
    # sp11807
    GM Original Equipment™ Parking Brake Hold Down Springs by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
    $7.70 - $18.69
  • Bendix® Parking Brake Shoes
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7232
    Parking Brake Shoes by Bendix®. These shoes deliver consistent and reliable stopping power while ensuring low noise, heat resistance, and low dust. With precision bonding, these Bendix shoes have the proper lining attachment and...
    $37.14 - $52.14
  • Carlson® Drum Brake Self Adjusting Cable
    (0 reviews)
    # sp5287
    Drum Brake Self Adjusting Cable by Carlson®. After many miles and years of use self-adjusting cables can stretch or break, leaving you with excessive shoe clearance, poor braking performance and too much pedal travel. Keep your...
    $2.76 - $6.11
  • ACDelco® GM Original Equipment™ Parking Brake Switch
    (0 reviews)
    # sp11808
    GM Original Equipment™ Parking Brake Switch by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle,...
    $3.58 - $43.96
  • ACDelco® GM Original Equipment™ Parking Brake Hardware
    (0 reviews)
    # sp11806
    GM Original Equipment™ Parking Brake Hardware by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
    $9.13 - $363.66
  • Carlson® Parking Brake Hardware Kit
    (1 reviews)
    # sp5292
    Parking Brake Hardware Kit by Carlson®. This hardware kit by Carlson includes all parts needed to make the parking brakes operate properly ensuring even shoe contact and wear as well as eliminating brake noise and drag. The...
    $8.59 - $25.98
  • Omix-Ada® Parking Brake Cable
    (0 reviews)
    # sp1372
    Parking Brake Cable by Omix-Ada®. Your parking brakes keep your vehicle from rolling when parked on an incline. Also called emergency brakes, they may also be your last resort in the unlikely instance of total failure of your...
    $0.61 - $59.53
  • Wagner® Parking Brake Cable
    (0 reviews)
    # sp9290
    Parking Brake Cable by Wagner®. Wagner Brake products deliver improved OE-design products to the aftermarket giving you the capability to repair and improve a brake system with the finest products possible.
    $4.03 - $224.85
  • Dorman® Parking Brake Cable Connector
    (0 reviews)
    # sp6752
    Parking Brake Cable Connector by Dorman®. Dorman’s Parking Brake Cable Connector is engineered for affordability and convenience. Save time, money and labor by replacing only the Connector, instead of the entire cable assembly.
    $8.71
  • ACDelco® Professional™ Durastop Parking Brake Hardware Kit
    (0 reviews)
    # sp11875
    Professional™ Durastop Parking Brake Hardware Kit by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
    $18.21 - $31.15
  • FEBI® Parking Brake Cable
    (0 reviews)
    # sp1099
    Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the auto parts chain store, check...
    $14.34 - $79.14
  • Dorman® Parking Brake Parts
    (1 reviews)
    # sp7188
    Parking Brake Parts by Dorman®. Parking Brake parts protect the parking brake system from road debris and other elements.
    $5.40 - $40.56
  • Beck Arnley® Parking Brake Hardware Kit
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7853
    Parking Brake Hardware Kit by Beck Arnley®. For one hundred years, Beck/Arnley has been providing premium OE quality parts for vehicles. Beginning with motorcycle parts in 1914 and transitioning to import vehicles in the 1950’s,...
    $13.71 - $31.06
  • Beck Arnley® Parking Brake Cable
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7852
    Parking Brake Cable by Beck Arnley®. For one hundred years, Beck/Arnley has been providing premium OE quality parts for vehicles. Beginning with motorcycle parts in 1914 and transitioning to import vehicles in the 1950’s, brand...
    $14.16 - $59.35
  • ACDelco® Professional™ Durastop Parking Brake Cable
    (0 reviews)
    # sp11874
    Professional™ Durastop Parking Brake Cable by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle,...
    $11.52 - $46.08
  • Right Stuff® Parking Brake Cable
    (0 reviews)
    # sp13538
    Parking Brake Cable by Right Stuff Detailing®. Parking brake cable sets contain all the individual cables and hardware needed to restore the system. Front, rear, and intermediate cables are also sold individually.
    $9.00 - $170.10
  • Pagid® Parking Brake Shoes
    (0 reviews)
    # sp1100
    Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the auto parts chain store, check...
    $58.19 - $98.05
  • PEX® Parking Brake Cable
    (0 reviews)
    # sp1101
    Are your brakes making noise? Is your vehicle’s stopping power not what it used to be? Brake repairs are not something that can be put off, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the auto parts chain store, check...
    $2.32 - $68.89
  • Dorman® Parking Brake Strut
    (0 reviews)
    # sp6585
    Parking Brake Strut by Dorman®. The Parking Brake Strut restores functionality to Drum Brakes due to a corroded or damaged Brake Bar Lever. The Parking Brake Strut is coated to prevent corrosion and constructed of high-quality...
    $8.97 - $11.98
  • ACDelco® GM Original Equipment™ Parking Brake Connector
    (0 reviews)
    # sp11804
    GM Original Equipment™ Parking Brake Connector by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
    $10.84 - $65.68
  • Right Stuff® Parking Brake Cable Equalizer
    (0 reviews)
    # sp13539
    Parking Brake Cable Equalizer by Right Stuff Detailing®. For 25 years, The Right Stuff Detailing has been manufacturing and distributing Brake and Fuel systems for classic cars. Specializing in brake lines, fuel lines and disc...
    $3.60 - $9.00
  • Beck Arnley® Parking Brake Switch
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7854
    Parking Brake Switch by Beck Arnley®. For one hundred years, Beck/Arnley has been providing premium OE quality parts for vehicles. Beginning with motorcycle parts in 1914 and transitioning to import vehicles in the 1950’s, brand...
    $30.66 - $62.19
  • Goodmark® Parking Brake Components
    (0 reviews)
    # sp7192
    Parking Brake Components by Goodmark®. Some other restoration sheet metal companies may carry popular panels like hoods, fenders and quarter panels, but far too often they come up empty when you need supporting parts like braces,...
    $5.18 - $176.81
  • Right Stuff® Parking Brake Cable Guide
    (0 reviews)
    # sp13540
    Parking Brake Cable Guide by Right Stuff Detailing®. For 25 years, The Right Stuff Detailing has been manufacturing and distributing Brake and Fuel systems for classic cars. Specializing in brake lines, fuel lines and disc brake...
    $1.80 - $13.50


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Vehicles with rear drum brakes have the simplest parking brake system because the service brake shoes are also the parking brake shoes. However, instead of being actuated by the hydraulic wheel cylinders, the shoes are applied using a series of linkage and cables actuated by a hand lever or foot pedal. Rear disc brake vehicles have caliper actuated parking brake pads or parking brake shoes that act on the inside of the brake rotors.

Caliper actuated parking brakes mechanically apply the caliper pistons on the rear service brake calipers. Other rear disc brake vehicles have a brake drum within the rotor and a small set of brake shoes. These pads and shoes are cable actuated, but some newer vehicles have electronic parking brakes. On these systems an electronic motor pulls the cables or there are electric motors mounted on the rear calipers. Some of these vehicles have separate calipers for parking brakes only. Electronic parking brakes can be set by the driver, but they may also automatically apply when the vehicle is placed in Park or turned off.

Parking brake systems often suffer more problems from lack of use, especially on vehicles with automatic transmissions. If an automatic transmission vehicle is seldom parked on an incline, the parking brake may hardly ever be applied. Unfortunately, this lack of use can result in cables and adjusters that corrode and seize, resulting in a parking brake that won’t release, or has excessive lever or pedal travel. Before condemning any parts, try to free up frozen parts, and adjust cables, linkage and pad/shoe clearance to manufacturer’s specifications, so parking brake performance can be evaluated.

If inspection proves that replacement parts are in order, look no further because we can supply you with all of your parking brake needs. We have parking brake shoes, pads, cables, linkage, hardware, adjusters, even release levers, and much more. All of our replacement parts are designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OE specifications for fit, performance, and durability. This means that for a more affordable price, you get parts that will fit and install the same as OE, operate and perform the same as OE, and deliver OE reliability.

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