Q: Q: How do I apply the parking brake?

asked by on

How do I apply the parking brake?

The parking brake is an important tool and can help take stress off your transmission, while ensuring that your car stays in one place on an incline.

  • To use the parking brake, follow these steps:
  1. Locate the parking brake lever between the driver and passenger seats.

  2. Pull it up completely.

  3. The Parking Brake light on your dash will turn on.

  • To release the parking brake, just:
  1. Pull up slightly.

  2. Push the release button on the end of the lever.

  3. Let it all the way down (the parking brake light should go out).

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: How do I apply the parking brake?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Brake piston compressed rather than turning

The rear calipers on this vehicle incorporate the parking brake system. The parking brake system uses a rotating screw inside the caliper that will push the caliper piston out when parking brake lever is rotated on the caliper. When the...

Q: Car not accelerating check engine light on

Hi Jesse. Thanks for contacting us today in regards to the issue with your Honda Accord. When a car will start but stall, it can be caused by a few different items, including an ignition system sensor (like crankshaft or...

Q: Do I need a brake fluid flush when I replace my brakes?

Brake fluid, like other fluids used in our vehicles, is subject to degradation over time. Brake fluid is a hydraulic and hygroscopic substance which means it absorbs moisture if left exposed to atmospheric humidity. Minute pieces of rubber can break...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.