Q: How do I release the parking brake?

asked by on January 13, 2016

How do I release the parking brake?

Releasing the parking brake is very easy. With your right foot, depress the standard braking pedal. While the pedal is depressed, use your left foot to depress the parking brake pedal fully, at which point it will release.

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