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McKenna & O'Keefe Auto Body & Auto Repair provides Parking Brake Adjustment services to Lowell, MA, Dracut, MA, Chelmsford, MA, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 30 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Parking Brake Adjustment Services at McKenna & O'Keefe Auto Body & Auto Repair

Whether you have a disc brake system or a drum brake system, you have a parking brake that is responsible for locking your vehicle in a parked position. The parking brake, also known as the emergency brake, is applied independently of regular brakes and is engaged by either pulling the parking brake lever or pressing a special pedal. Most motorists use the parking brake when parking on a steep hill. However, the parking brake can also be used to stop suddenly and prevent an accident from occurring. There are three types of parking brakes that use a ratchet locking mechanism: stick, center level, and pedal. Each type of parking brake depends on the style of driver’s seat, and each operates differently depending on the brake system. You should always consult the owner’s manual to determine the correct position of a disengaged parking brake and whether or not your parking brake needs an adjustment.

Why Should You Have Parking Brake Adjustment Services Performed at McKenna & O'Keefe Auto Body & Auto Repair?

A properly functioning parking brake is critical for your safety and the safety of your passengers. At some point in the life of your brake system, it may be necessary to adjust the parking brake for a few reasons. Parking brakes use cables to transmit lever movement, and these cables stretch through use and as they age. A properly tensioned cable is an important part of firmly engaging a parking brake. A parking brake that no longer grips as it once did or sticks is another reason to seek a parking brake adjustment. Solutions to some parking brake problems may be found in the replacement of parts or additional lubrication to moving components. Our staff will determine the correct parking brake repair or adjustment procedure upon inspecting your parking brake and accompanying components.

We proudly service the Parking Brake Adjustment needs of customers in Lowell, MA, Dracut, MA, Chelmsford, MA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Chelmsford MA | Dracut MA | Lowell MA | and surrounding areas

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McKenna & O'Keefe Auto Body & Auto Repair

Need auto service in Dracut? Auto repair near Chelmsford? A garage in Lowell you can trust? McKenna & O'Keefe Auto Body & Auto Repair, located in Lowell, MA, has been a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for over 30 years. We proudly serve customers located in and around Lowell MA, Dracut MA, and Chelmsford MA. The foundation of our auto business rests on customer service. McKenna & O'Keefe Auto Body & Auto Repair employs a professional team of mechanics that specialize in tires, tire services, and auto services ranging from extensive repairs to preventative maintenance. Custom wheels are also available. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush are available at competitive prices. Call us today to schedule your next service!

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Lowell, MA 01852

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