Q: How do I set the parking brake?

asked by on December 11, 2015

How do I set the parking brake?

For your safety, your truck is equipped with a parking brake. The parking brake is an extra measure to make sure your vehicle stays in place, especially when on a hill. To set the parking brake:

  1. Locate the parking brake pedal.

  2. Press it down until the pedal stops.

To release, pull the handle above the pedal.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

98 Ford Expedition, the Catalyst monitor and evap monitor is on before a smog test can be done. How to get 1 of these off?

The monitors may take up to 200 miles to get them to pass since it takes special conditions to get them to pass. You can have a mechanic run the monitor test before taking to inspection stations to get checked...

I have 2012 Mazda CX5. How do I change the language on the information display system from Japanese to english? Thank you for y

I believe that this would be in the settings menu on the radio or instrument cluster. I would recommend checking in your owner's manual for this particular information to see if it tells you how to do it. If the...

How do you turn on the high beam headlights?

Your car’s headlights have two modes of operation – low beams, which are dimmer and should be used during most driving situations, and high beams, which are much brighter and can illuminate the road ahead of you better. Here’s how...

electric ground locations

Hello. There should be three main electrical ground points for that engine. One from the battery to the frame or engine, one from the battery to the starter, and one from the firewall to the engine. Clearing the contact points...

U joint or I have to replace one should I replace them all

Hi There, It is certainly much easier to replace them all while you are under the vehicle as you can take advantage of having it all apart at one time rather than having to pull the drive line out another...

Steering wheel locked

This is a pretty common problem on Ford trucks. Typically, you can get the steering wheel to unlock by turning the wheel side to side while also turning the key forward. If this doesn't work you likely need to replace...

What should I do to protect the three way catalytic converter?

Your car’s catalytic converter (or converters, as the case may be) is a critical component of your exhaust and emissions systems. It’s responsible for burning off harmful gases that lead to environmental damage and smog production. If your converter is...

I have a 2005 Ford Mustang and it won't go past 20 miles per hr. There are no lights on sayings what should be checked and no nois

Hi there. Usually when the vehicle will not accelerate past 20 mph it is due to the ECU creating an error code that activates the "limp mode". This safety system is designed to reduce vehicle speed when an error is...

I accidentally drove through 2 feet of water, I have replaced several parts but the car still runs poorly

You did not mention replacing the air filter after it got wet. The engine and its sensors were not designed to go through water and will get damaged. You may have also damaged internal engine parts like bending engine piston...

Related articles

How to Handle a Car With Total Brake Failure
Brake Brake failure is terrifying and most motorists consider it to be a worst-case scenario. Here are a few things to keep in mind in case you find yourself in such a situation. Awareness of your surroundings is key....
2012 Toyota Prius vs. 2012 Chevrolet Volt: Which One Should I Buy?
While these two vehicles are both certainly cost-effective to drive, they can be difficult to compare due to the Prius’ entry in the mid-size category and the Volt living squarely in the compact car category. Both of these vehicles are...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing ABS Fluid Level Sensor
Common signs include the ABS Light coming on, unexpected wheel lock from the ABS system failing, and low fluid in the reservoir.