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Q: How do I release the parking brake?

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How do I release the parking brake?

A: You should always release your parking brak...

You should always release your parking brake before driving, or else you can do damage to your brake system. To release the parking brake, press the Parking Brake lever all the way down and release, at which point it will fully disengage.

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