How to Use a Parking Brake?

Answer The parking brake mechanism in your car is a simple device. When applied, it extends the rear shoes or contracts the rear pads (depending on what type of rear brakes you have) and holds the weight ... Read More »

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How to Set a Parking Brake?

A parking brake, also called an emergency brake or hand brake, is a brake separate from the hydraulic braking system on the car. It is meant to stop a vehicle from roll-away accidents after it is s... Read More »

How to Adjust the Parking Brake on a GM Car?

The parking brake helps to keep stress off of the vehicle's transmission while the vehicle is parked. It also acts as a backup to the hydraulic brake system in the event of a catastrophic failure. ... Read More »

How to Change a Parking Brake?

When it's becoming more difficult to engage the brakes on your car, you're likely in need of a brake pad replacement. This is not a task to delay. Replacing the brakes is important for your safety ... Read More »

How to Adjust a Parking Brake in a '95 Mx-5?

You can adjust the parking brake on your 1995 Mazda MX-5 right from your home garage, saving time and money. You will know that it's time to adjust your parking brake when the vehicle starts to sli... Read More »