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E brake question

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  1. davemqv

    davemqv F1 Rookie

    Aug 28, 2014
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    Hi All,

    Do you guys always use your e-brake when parking?

    No doubt seems like a silly question but my car is finishing up a long service and it turns out the emergency brake cable is seized. I am very eager to get the car back within two weeks time for a variety of reasons that are personally important, and I'm afraid this could slow down its return.

    So long story short, if it's no big deal to put off dealing with the cable I might do that, but my mechanic says parking in gear won't be enough to keep the car from rolling. I have parked it without the e-brake before and never had a problem. I don't live in a hilly area (if I lived in SF it would be a different story!).

    What does the collective mind think on this?

    Thanks
    Dave
     
  2. syata

    syata Formula Junior

    Feb 23, 2017
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    I hardly use my e-brakes. Always park in in gear. Should be fine especially if you park on level ground.

    If worse then you also could supplement with a chock block.

    I would get the e-brake cable fixed at a convenient time.


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  3. JLF

    JLF Formula 3
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    I use mine all the time.


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  4. Apollo 11

    Apollo 11 Karting
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    My garage has about a 3 degree slope, so I park with it in gear, E-brake off with chocks.
     
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  5. davemqv

    davemqv F1 Rookie

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    What do you do when you're out and about in the city?
     
  6. Apollo 11

    Apollo 11 Karting
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    Away from home, I put it in gear and also use the E-brake. Only chock it at home.
     
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  7. yelcab

    yelcab F1 Veteran
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    Nov 29, 2001
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    I almost never use the handbrake, always park it in 1st gear or reverse gear.
     
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