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Q: How do I apply the parking brake?

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How do I apply the parking brake?

The parking brake is an important part of your braking system. When engaged, the parking brake keeps your car from rolling when it is parked. To use the parking brake, pull up on the parking brake lever, which is located in between the two front seats. You should apply the parking brake anytime you are parking your vehicle. Tip You should only apply the parking brake when the vehicle is stopped, or else you may do serious damage to your brakes.

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