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Car rental in Moscow: how to use the parking brake?

Car rental in Moscow: how to use the parking brake?

18.09.2019
Although progress is striding widely around the planet, and everything should have been robotic and automated there is still a manual parking brake in cars. It is a lever (sometimes a pedal), as well as a network of cables and a brake mechanism.Photo: https://fb.ru
Car rental in Moscow is a very popular service along with the car sharing. The goal of the service is to unload the roads of the metropolis and make our environmental situation better. Of course, the owners of rental offices carefully monitor the safety and technical condition of their cars, however, tenants must also be responsible for it. In this article we’ll talk about things that you can’t do with the hand brake.

Take care of the rented cars!

 Although progress is striding widely around the planet, and everything should have been robotic and automated there is still a manual parking brake in cars. It is a lever (sometimes a pedal), as well as a network of cables and a brake mechanism. When the lever is engaged, the cables are tensioned and the brake is applied. This mechanism is quite simple and can be easily damaged.

Of course, the most common mistake is riding with the handbrake raised. Very often the driver does not see the warning signal and continues the trip, although the car shows that something is wrong as it is very difficult to drive. The damge to the brake mechanism will depend on how quickly you notice it, as the movement causes a strong overheat.


Sometimes the handbrake is not completely lowered. This is almost the same situation as described above. But there may be other nuances: if you leave the car on an uneven surface, it can easily roll, get damaged and cause damage to other cars. Therefore, carefully check how exactly you put the car on the handbrake to avoid such situations.

Another thing that reduces the life of the brake mechanism is the use of a handbrake for controlled skidding. Of course, people do it only in the emergency cases, but it is harmful, and you can soon make an unscheduled visit to a car service center.

We advise checking the handbrake as often as possible, since when it is used intensively, especially when you are driving with the handbrake raised, the tension on the cables loosens, and the brake mechanism does not work well, so various troubles can happen.

So to summarize. No matter you have your own car or you have rented it, these are things that you can’t do with the parking brake:

• Start driving and ride with a raised handbrake;

• Park the car with the handbrake not fully raised;

• Often use the handbrake to drive into a controlled skid.

If you follow the basic rules and take care of yourself and the car, you will be safe from unnecessary expenses and troubles.

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