Parking brakes are more than just for parking

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  1. Amit says:

    Hi, thank you so much for sharing great information…
    i am amit from india went through you blog and loved it…

    i have also made 1 one minute awareness video about safe driving
    it will be great if you van share this on your blog…. 🙂

    thank you so much

  2. marshmat says:

    I just took apart, inspected and adjusted the parking brakes on our truck a few days ago. (The cables slowly stretch, and the friction surfaces wear, over time.) Not too hard a job, only about an hour if you know how.

    You need to actually test them under load now and then. (Typical tests: a parking brake should hold the car parked on a very steep hill, it should hold the car stationary at ~2000rpm with the automatic transmission in drive, it should comfortably slow and stop a car coasting on a flat road. I’m open to suggestions for better tests.)

    Just because you set it all the time is no guarantee that it’s actually working, unless you test it.

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