Q: How do I set the parking brake?

asked by on January 20, 2016

How do I set the parking brake?

The parking brake is a vital safety feature that helps keep your car from rolling when it is parked. You should always apply the parking brake when you park your vehicle on any incline, and it’s a good idea to apply the parking break no matter where you are parked. Setting the parking break is very easy:

  1. Locate the parking brake. The parking brake handle sits between the two front seats.

  2. Pull up on the parking brake.

  3. Wiggle the parking brake to make sure that it is firmly secured.

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