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Old 12th September 2007, 07:48   #106
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I use it when ever I park the car, irrespective of the terrain.
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Old 12th September 2007, 08:49   #107
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I don't know, but I would expect the cops are not within their jurisdiction to cause ANY damage to your car while towing it away.?
And what do they do with rear wheel drive cars?
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Old 13th September 2007, 18:09   #108
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I use handbrake all the time when parking my vehicle apart from putting it in gear. Also at signals during afternoons when sun is blazing, I would like to keep the AC going so putting it in neutral and applying the handbrake relieves me from stepping on the clutch and brake.

Also in cases where starting on a upward slope and there is a possibility of car moving back for the fraction of the second while moving my foot from brake to lever, I apply handbrake.
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I have a question, i have seen drivers use hand brake extensively during those adrenalin filled powertrips. The driver's main intent of using the hand brake is to make the car come to a stop while gliding sideways (sometimes even backwards). My understanding is hand brakes are recommended to be used only when the vehicle is stationary. Is it alright to hand brakes in this manner ?

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Definitely.
The handbrake is an inseparable part of driving. Yes, it may not be of much use in plains and big cities but in hilly areas like in Shimla or in Manali using a handbrake is a necessity owing to repeated stops in treacherous terrain.

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Also at signals during afternoons when sun is blazing, I would like to keep the AC going so putting it in neutral and applying the handbrake relieves me from stepping on the clutch and brake.
Apart from the aforementioned relief, it also aids in reducing unnecessary clutch wear.

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I have a question, i have seen drivers use hand brake extensively during those adrenalin filled powertrips. The driver's main intent of using the hand brake is to make the car come to a stop while gliding sideways (sometimes even backwards). My understanding is hand brakes are recommended to be used only when the vehicle is stationary. Is it alright to hand brakes in this manner ?

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By 'powertrips' if you mean drifting then yes, the hand brake is used to initiate a drift although not much preferred.

It is a much simpler mechanism since it usually consists of a lever connected directly to the brakes using a cable. The stopping force created by this manual mechanism is far less compared to hydraulic or pneumatic-controlled ones hence they are to be used only in case of the latter's failure or in emergencies.

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Apart from the aforementioned relief, it also aids in reducing unnecessary clutch wear.


By 'powertrips' if you mean drifting then yes, the hand brake is used to initiate a drift although not much preferred.

It is a much simpler mechanism since it usually consists of a lever connected directly to the brakes using a cable. The stopping force created by this manual mechanism is far less compared to hydraulic or pneumatic-controlled ones hence they are to be used only in case of the latter's failure or in emergencies.
Thanks for confirming heavy usage of handbrake while in motion is not preferred. I actually borrowed the term after i watched this video,

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