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Old 8th September 2007, 00:26   #46
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@e_l: Do you engage the parking brake with that 'kkkrrk' sound everytime ? I hold the release button even while engaging it so that my teeth are safe.
On the contrary, I have always loved to hear the krrrk sound, it is very reassuring. I will try holding the release button next time.
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I use them everytime I park the car. I even use them at traffic lights.
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Old 8th September 2007, 02:10   #48
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i use it only when the engine is still running at traffic lights. when i wait for long, and have the engine off, it suffices to have the 1st gear engaged.

of course, it's a parking brake. and i use it when parking too - inclined or not.
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Old 8th September 2007, 02:36   #49
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I also use it every time I stop the car .... either on signals or parking
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everytime i park before leaving the car and at lights on slopes.
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Old 8th September 2007, 03:20   #51
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i also use it everytime i park the car and when i stop it.
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i always use the handbrake whenever i'm stopped, even at signals, and like rr_zen i press the release button even while engaging so that the teeth don't wear out ..
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i have always used the hand brake at every parking.
there are times when the parking attendant would request me not to engage the hand brake and leave the car in neutral those are the times i look for another parking lot.
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(reverse gear on declines and 1st gear on inclines).
Could you please explain why this needs to be the case.
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I have mostly driven in the hills .
In trafic jams when you need to move the car by 1/2 a feet every time going uphill at aroung 45 degree of more.
Which hills do you drive in my friend? 45 degree and more gradients??
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I use it every time my car is not moving.
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Have you heard of counter-lock? If not here is the explanation: On a decline the vehicle is set to move forward and engaging a forward moving gera enhances the risk of a roll down. Vice-versa for an incline.

This has been the centuries old thumb-rule ever since something moving on 4 wheels was invented. Also on a decline or an incline you park very close to the kerb and turn the front wheels to the left & right respectively.

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Could you please explain why this needs to be the case.
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I always use the hand-brake whenever I park, and whenever the car has to be stopped for more than a few minutes.
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Yes, I use the hand break everytime I park the car, first I pull the hand break and then put the car into second gear, have always wondered, what would happen if I park in a no-parking zone and my car is toed away, in that case, will the breaks go for a toss?
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Use the same concept as Gd described for inclines and declines. Use handbrake during traffic stops too, keep the gear in neutral then.
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