Most people don’t bother with engaging their parking break, especially when they are parking in their garage and there is virtually no chance of the car rolling off anywhere. However, there are definitely times where you want to have that parking break on, so some new models are making the parking break automatic. When you put the car in Park, the parking break engages, and when you take it out of park, the parking break disengages.
Why did it take so long? Parking brakes have traditionally been operated with a cable that the driver would pull or release. Over time these cables would stretch or come out of alignment, weaken and just become unreliable. So, the actions that the driver used to make are now being made by the car itself. It’s a great feature and one you should expect to see in the models of the not-too-distant future.
If your parking break isn’t holding, or if it’s squeaking, bring it in and have us take a look at it. If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy’s Service Center for all your auto repair needs!