Parking Brake: Often Ignored Safety System

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Motor Age - September 30, 2009

If any­one is observed allow­ing a car to rock and roll because they failed to apply the park­ing brake, they should be clued in. Apply­ing the brake costs noth­ing and can pre­vent cost­ly dri­v­e­line prob­lems as well as park­ing brake fail­ure. This can hap­pen when dis­use allows cables to cor­rode and seize; it is often grounds for a flunked safe­ty inspec­tion.