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Summerlin • Las Vegas • Spring Valley • Centennial

Monthly Archives: November 2022

Are You Using the Parking Brake Enough?

Are You Using the Parking Brake Enough?

The parking brake goes by many names: emergency brake, e brake, handbrake. Even though it is a secondary brake system, it stands to be one of the most critical safety features on your automobile. Most people tend to believe that these brakes only serve to be used in case of service brake failure. While that is true, you should also always engage the brakes whenever you park your car, SUV, or truck.  Parking brakes nowadays come in different forms (shapes and sizes). Here are some of the most common forms: Lever - usually positioned between the two front seats of the car Stick Lever - on the instrument panel Pedal - furthest to the left side  Push Button - commonly used in newer-model vehicles It doesn’t matter whether you're parking on a steep hill or flat-level ground – you should always be using the parking brake to park. This is a very common mistake people make. Using the parking brake releases tension and strain put on the transmission system. At Red ... read more

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