Handbrake cable replacement
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Kia Rio Handbrake cable replacement
Does your Kia Rio handbrake cable need replacing?
Whether you call it a parking brake, emergency brake or handbrake, it doesn’t really matter - they all have just one function and that is to mechanically stop your Kia Rio from moving forward or backwards.
If your Kia Rio has an electric handbrake it won't have a handbrake cable but for the remaining majority when the handbrake is activated, a cable is used to squeeze the brake shoes or pads onto the brake drums or discs.
Manual hand brake cables can rust, get damaged, stretch or snap over time. They also have a limited amount of adjustments in them and will eventually need to be replaced.
There’s an increased chance of an accident if your handbrake isn’t working properly - your Kia Rio could easily roll into another car, damage property and hurt someone if you’re not careful.
When you notice the park brake light on the dash comes on when the parking brake is not engaged or the hand brake isn't holding your Kia Rio when fully engaged or the parking brake doesn't work at all then there might be a problem with the handbrake cable or other braking components.
We rely on the handbrake cable a great deal and is a valuable component in making your car safer. It is well worth keeping maintained at its optimal best in case of an emergency.
Don't hold off on getting the handbrake cable on your Kia Rio replaced if you think it's not working properly.