The Importance of the Handbrake Function in a Car

1. Prevent the car from moving on its own when parking

This is the main function of the handbrake, preventing the car from moving on its own. Especially if the car is parked in an uphill or downhill position, the use of the parking brake is mandatory

2. Prevent the car from moving when at a red light

The handbrake can also be used when stopped at a red light for a longer duration to prevent the car from moving on its own. That way the right leg can be more relaxed and not get sore from holding the brake continuously. For this one, the driver still has to be vigilant, don’t relax so much that he forgets that the light is green.

3. Help when on the road uphill

When stuck in traffic on an uphill road, the use of the hand brake is highly recommended. This prevents the left foot from getting sore from holding the brake and then having to react quickly to step on the gas pedal when the car is about to start again. By using the handbrake, the right foot only focuses on the gas pedal when the car is about to run while the clutch is lifted until the car vibrates when the handbrake lever is released.

4. Helps when performing extreme maneuvers while drifting

The handbrake is one of the most important tools in the world of drifting, especially when performing extreme maneuvers in sharp turns at high speed. For this function, it should not be done by just anyone, only those who are professional drifters or who have done hard training. Novice drivers or those who have never trained hard should not try it because it can be very dangerous, unless accompanied by a good trainer.

Many are proud to use the handbrake when stopping on an incline, even though this is very helpful

5. Helps braking when the brakes fail

The handbrake can be used when the main brake is not braking while the car is going fast enough. By pulling the handbrake slowly, the vehicle’s speed can be reduced before finally stopping. However, the use of the hand brake when there is a blog brake must also be careful because errors in braking can cause the car to move out of control.