Handbrakes are a key part of the vehicle braking system. Also referred to as a parking brake or emergency brake, its main purpose is to secure the car when stationary to prevent it moving or rolling.
Handbrake cables operate the emergency brake and are usually located at the rear brakes. The cable connects the handbrake lever to the brakes on the rear wheels of the car. Without a fully operational cable, the car can’t be secured or prevented from rolling downhill.
The cables stretch with use, and need checking regularly to make sure they don’t need adjusting. Cables wear over time, and this can lead to fraying.
Other issues with the handbrake include the rusting of moving parts, causing them to stick so that the handbrake can’t be applied or released fully. It’s important that these are replaced immediately if any signs of wear occur. You should make sure to check the cables when replacing any components in the braking system, such as pads or discs.
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