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When Should I Use My Emergency Brake?

When Should I Use My Emergency Brake?

There are two brake systems in every automobile. We commonly use the service brake, which is the primary brake system that is engaged whenever you step on the brake pedal. The secondary brake system functions as a backup if the service brake fails. The second brake system is often referred to as the emergency brake. However, it is also often synonymous with the parking brake, e-brake, or handbrake.   Since it is coined the emergency brake, most people have a misconception that you should only use it during emergencies. However, this common myth must come to a stop.    Instances That You Should Use Your E-Brake Parking on a Hill Parking on Flat Ground Parking Along a Curb Your Service Brake Fails Your Car is Getting Serviced Changing Your Tires   In other words, you should be using your emergency brakes EVERY DAY. There are a few rare instances where you should not use your e-brake. You should avoid using your parking brake whenever temperatures are well b ... read more