The Importance of the Parking Brake

We’re all familiar with the parking brake. If you’re like most people, you know enough to use this brake when parking on an incline so as to keep your vehicle from rolling away. However, if this is the only time you are engaging your brake, you are not deriving the full benefit of this handy little device.

Even when your car is on a level surface, it is a good idea to apply your parking brake. Otherwise, the only thing keeping your parked car in place is your transmission. The transmission is ill-equipped to keep your car parked, and depending on it too much puts unnecessary stress on this fragile structure. Make good use of your parking brake, and bring your car to our auto body shop in Seattle for any problems you may experience.