Same here, and I have two cars with manual transmissions - in those cars, one *always* uses the parking brake.
I haven’t driven a manual in such a long time & what is the old saying if you can’t find it grind it.
Hmm... I learned on manual too but I also remember that a testing officer will fail you if you park without putting the hand brake on whether you are on a flat surface or not.
@OfDeath Oh yeah, I forgot about the driving exam. FWIW, the same guy who made the comment about people learning to drive on manual transmissions is a Brit. He also has strong opinions about Americans' general lack of clutch control.
As a Brit, when I drive an automatic, it can be embarrassing; I think: I'll just coast into that parking spot by putting my left foot on the clutch (aka brake)...
Even better, turning the wheel towards the curb.
Good judgment call as far as noticing inclines & setting the break.
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What we call mountains, you call speed bumps, I like that one & I’m going to remember that. On the flip side what you call snow, we call pollen.
Great answer & thank you for showing what the gear actually looks like as well.
It’s a habit you never forget & the one time I forgot it my suv rolled. On the highway I had a tire blowout & when I went to go change my tire I put a brick locking the front tire while I changed the rear tire. I forgot to set the emergency break & the second I went to jack up the truck it rolled forward. Word to the wise if you ever have to change a flat set the break.
Good answer Miami! & speaking of Miami that song is now stuck in my head. https://youtu.be/IwBS6QGsH_4
Yep some call it the hand break as well & nowadays in some new cars there is an electric break push button which I rather an actual gear instead of a switch.
That’s a good call & well done.
I haven’t driven stick in a long time. If you can’t find it grind it.
A little extra protection is a good thing when it comes to breaks & other things as well.
True, a person can never have too much protection!
As for me I call it the emergency break & some call it the parking break so when I posted this question I called it the emergency parking break & let the users figure it out.
I know it as hand brake so you missed that one lol
It’s better to be safe than sorry & good job on setting the break.
Fair answer & if the car slips out of gear it’s not going anywhere.
Smart move & I do the same & it seems to be a habit.
Smart because you wouldn’t want to find your car at the bottom of the hill.
Cheers to extra protection!