Basic Car Care & Maintenance : How to Check the Car Emergency Brake

Hi this is Jeff Wong with Expert Village and
today we’re going to learn the basics of maintaining your vehicle. Another thing that you should
check with your regular maintenance is that your emergency brake is working properly.
So to test this you can park on a slight incline. Make sure there’s nothing behind you, no people
or obstacles. You can take your car, step on your brake, shift your car to neutral,
release the emergency brake. Now as you slowly let off the brake your car will begin to roll
and then pull your emergency brake and your car should stop with your foot off the brake.
If your car doesn’t stop or still continues to roll slowly, you should take your vehicle
in and get your emergency brake inspected.