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Q: How do I release the parking brake?

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How do I release the parking brake?

You should always release the parking brake before driving, or else you can do damage to your vehicle. To release the parking brake, depress the standard brake pedal with your right foot. While the brake pedal is depressed, press the parking brake pedal with your left foot until the brake releases.

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