Emergency Brake Problems?

Answer An emergency brake, also known as a parking brake, uses steel cables attached to a pedal to apply extra mechanical braking pressure to a car's wheels. Infrequent use of this brake can eventually ca... Read More »

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Tacoma Emergency Brake Problems?

There have been a few minor problems with the parking brake (no longer called an emergency brake) mechanism in the Toyota's Tacoma and Tundra models, which employ similar parking brake systems. Man... Read More »

How to Repair an Emergency Brake on a Disc Brake?

The parking brake is an important component of the vehicle even though many people don't utilize them. The parking brake, or hand brake, can prevent the car from rolling while in "Park," and can be... Read More »

How to Diagnose Brake Problems in the Anti-Lock Brake System?

The anti-lock brakes in your vehicle help to prevent wheel lock-up during hard braking. This system uses a series of magnets to control the braking action of the wheel. Because the anti-lock brakin... Read More »

How to Fix an Emergency Brake?

The most common cause of emergency brake failure is the rubber hose covering the cable wearing through. When this happens, water, road salt and other debris will get on the metal cable and rust it ... Read More »