Have you ever pulled or pushed the parking brake a bit harder than you should? This may not seem like a big deal, until you realize it’s stuck when you try to release it. Sure, you can try to fix it later and just drive with the parking brake in place. However, this will damage the brake system. A stuck parking brake may require auto service intervention.
What Causes a Stuck Parking Brake?
Were you’re channeling your inner Hercules when you applied the parking brake? The more-than-necessary force, combined with corrosion, can cause brake cable erosion. To prevent corrosion be sure to use the parking brake regularly, even when parking on a flat surface.
Fortunately, modern cars have components within the braking system that protect the parts from moisture. Nevertheless, a stuck brake can occur in any vehicle, including hybrids and classic cars. Continue Reading →