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Is a parking brake the same as an emergency brake?

What to do if my parking brake is stuck?

  • The seized wheel should be removed so that the brake is visible. Gently tapping the brake with a hammer helps remove any adhesions. The cable may need to be replaced because the parking brake can become stuck due to a faulty cable or faulty calipers. The cable can rust and wear down over time.

How does the parking brake work?

  • The parking brake or emergency brake is a latching mechanism typically connected to the rear wheels which is used to keep your car in a stable position. The emergency brake acts as a backup to the primary service brake, which is the brake that activates when you step on the pedal while driving.

How do you release a stuck emergency brake?

  • If an emergency brake is stuck, it may help to pump the regular brake a few times, lubricate the emergency brake cable or release button, or locate a repair manual for vehicle-specific instructions. If the car changes gears, shifting the gear from drive to reverse a few times may also loosen the emergency brake.

image-Is a parking brake the same as an emergency brake?
image-Is a parking brake the same as an emergency brake?
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