Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated May 28, 2010)
An emergency brake, while a vital piece of automotive equipment, is never really thought about until an emergency happens. Considering how this particular piece of automotive equipment could save your life, or at the very least keep your car from rolling down a hill, it might be a good idea to check it every once in a while. Luckily, there are a couple of methods that anyone can use to check their emergency (or parking) brake. Here are the two best methods, one test that is quick (takes all of 5 minutes), and one that is more in depth. For your initial exam, I would suggest using the more in depth test, then proceed to the quick test later on for a periodic review of your brake.
In Depth Exam:
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