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Q: How do you use the parking brake?

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How do you use the parking brake?

A: Your car is equipped with a parking brake t...

Your car is equipped with a parking brake that should be used in almost all parking situations, even if you’re parking on what seems to be a flat, level surface. In addition, you’ll need to make sure you’re applying it properly. Just follow these brief steps:

  1. Put your foot on the brake pedal.

  2. Pull up on the parking brake handle.

  3. Lift the handle as far as you can.

  4. Put the car in park.

  5. Take your foot off the brake pedal.

  6. Turn off the engine.

To release the parking brake:

  1. Put your foot on the brake pedal.

  2. Crank the engine.

  3. Press the Release button at the end of the parking brake lever while lifting up slightly.

  4. Lower the lever completely.

  5. Make sure the Brake light in the dash goes out.

  6. Put the car in gear.

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