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EMERGENCY BRSKR

2011 Ford Taurus • 80,000 miles

I am wondering if it is necessary to use my emergency brake at all times that my car is parked. I know to use it when it's parked on a hill, as well as turn my tires toward the hill, depending if I am parked uphill or downhill. I have been told that using the parking brake takes pressure off the brakes. Thank you.
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Valhee
July 6, 2013.



It wouldn't take pressure from the brakes, but it would from the transmission. Is it necessary? I would recommend it, but when you are on a flat surface, it would be okay to only use park.