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 »

What Is the Purpose of a Parking Brake?

All modern cars have redundant braking systems, and total brake failures have become so rare that the parking brake is seldom used for anything but holding the car in place while parked. True to it... Read More »

How a Parking Brake Works?

The 1998 Sportsman 500 was a mid-sized, all-terrain vehicle produced by Polaris. The somewhat sleek design made this four-wheeler similar to a sport ATV. However, the carrying racks and large tires... Read More »

How to Repair a Parking Brake?

The parking brake prevents a car from moving when it is parked. The brake is a vital component of a vehicle and requires constant care. A brake will begin to fail when the rubber hose covering the ... Read More »