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Old 12-05-2012, 01:01 PM
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Handbrake During the Winter

Guys, winter is coming here and I was wondering if it is safe to use the handbrake during the winter - for example, in -15C? The owners' manual tells us to use the handbrake every time we park our cars, no exceptions. Nothing has been mentioned about -15C temperatures...
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:14 PM
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:28 PM
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It's fine. Why would you think there would be a problem?

It's actually in extreme heat that it is worse (especially when the rotors are hot) as it will warp them.
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It happened to me twice, that the handbrake was frozen and couldn't release the tires on -15C--20C. Therefore, I couldn't move... but that was on a 2003 car so I was wondering if this could still be a problem with modern cars...
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Laws of nature are laws of nature. I suppse with temperatures THAT cold there is always a chance of it freezing with water and slush and snow getting in there...

Personally, I never ever use a parking brake.

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I never use a parking brake
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