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Q: How do I engage the parking brake?

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How do I engage the parking brake?

A: The parking brake is an important safety fe...

The parking brake is an important safety feature that keeps your car from rolling away when it is parked. To engage the parking brake, simply lift up on the parking brake lever, which is located directly below the shifter. The brake lever will hold in place.

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