by Lee Wyatt
(last updated May 9, 2013)
Unlike regular brakes, emergency brakes are purely mechanical, and as such this means that they not only work differently, but also need to be maintained in a different manner. One of the easiest ways to maintain the emergency brake is to periodically adjust it. Considering this difference, adjusting emergency brakes is a process that is not the same as what you may do when working with regular disc or drum brakes.
Now that you have your emergency brakes properly adjusted, you can begin cleaning up. Typically you should only need to test your emergency brake once or twice a year to ensure that it is working properly. If you feel that the brake adjustments need to be made more often, and then feel free to do so.
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