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My Parking Brake Is Stuck

My Parking Brake Is Stuck

You’ve been driving for years, so you don’t need anyone to remind you to use your parking brake. You value your car, thus protecting your car’s transmission from wear and tear is a number one priority. What happens when you try to disengage your parking brake to find that it’s completely stuck? Driving with your parking brake still up can damage your brake system and lead to costly repairs. What causes the parking brake to stick?  The parking brake was left up for too long. Your parking brake is only meant to be up for small windows of time. If you don’t plan on using your vehicle for a few days, it may be best to leave the parking brake down. Leaving your parking brake up for extended periods will cause it to be challenging to disengage.  You pulled the parking brake too hard.  If you used too much of your bicep when pulling your parking brake, you might have accidentally jammed it. Pulling the parking ... read more