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15/3/2016 at 8:33pm
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There is a saying use it or loose it I have a auto and when I put it park it will still rock back and forth as there is no brakes on the car

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Quote: Originally posted by Hacksaw Bob on 13/11/2015

Exceptions might be when driving towards rising or setting sun when holding the brake lights on makes the car more visible to following drivers.





There is a reason why they are called brake lights so people know when you are braking you drive around with them on all the time you will p**s people off and you are likely to have someone go up the back of you when you start slowing down and they will be at fault as they went up the back of you even as you could say I was slowing for the junction and they went up the back of me they would check your bulbs and see they were lit when you were hit


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Quote: Originally posted by Hairywol on 26/11/2015
Have C and E Class Mercs, awkward foot-operated parking brake on both. So rarely.



I have a c class would not say it's awkward it's just about her the foot rest

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Quote: Originally posted by simonamyjakeuk on 15/3/2016
Quote: Originally posted by Hacksaw Bob on 13/11/2015
Exceptions might be when driving towards rising or setting sun when holding the brake lights on makes the car more visible to following drivers.





There is a reason why they are called brake lights so people know when you are braking you drive around with them on all the time you will p**s people off and you are likely to have someone go up the back of you when you start slowing down and they will be at fault as they went up the back of you even as you could say I was slowing for the junction and they went up the back of me they would check your bulbs and see they were lit when you were hit




With respect, I think Bob was hinting that if there was no low sun, and he was likely to be sat stopped for more than a few seconds, he'd put the handbrake on and release the foot brake so the bright lights go off. But with a low sun, he'd leave his foot on the brake to keep the bright lights on (To which I'd agree). Maybe he should have put "...when stopped towards rising or setting sun...". I doubt he was hinting at driving around with his brake lights on!



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Quote: Originally posted by Mucker1884 on 16/3/2016
Quote: Originally posted by simonamyjakeuk on 15/3/2016
Quote: Originally posted by Hacksaw Bob on 13/11/2015Exceptions might be when driving towards rising or setting sun when holding the brake lights on makes the car more visible to following drivers.





There is a reason why they are called brake lights so people know when you are braking you drive around with them on all the time you will p**s people off and you are likely to have someone go up the back of you when you start slowing down and they will be at fault as they went up the back of you even as you could say I was slowing for the junction and they went up the back of me they would check your bulbs and see they were lit when you were hit




With respect, I think Bob was hinting that if there was no low sun, and he was likely to be sat stopped for more than a few seconds, he'd put the handbrake on and release the foot brake so the bright lights go off. But with a low sun, he'd leave his foot on the brake to keep the bright lights on (To which I'd agree). Maybe he should have put "...when stopped towards rising or setting sun...". I doubt he was hinting at driving around with his brake lights on!





Thanks for the clarification, Mucker! That was indeed what perhaps I should have said.



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Quote: Originally posted by iank01 on 11/3/2016
If you do not sue the handbrake regularly, it may seize up or the brake shoes may come apart like happen with us. Apparently on some vehicles you have disc for normal braking and brake shoes for the handbrake. Can be an expensive repair. I always use the handbrake.



How true.Just had my parking brake linkages done. Both sides seized up.



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Quote: Originally posted by simonamyjakeuk on 15/3/2016
Quote: Originally posted by Hairywol on 26/11/2015Have C and E Class Mercs, awkward foot-operated parking brake on both. So rarely.


I have a c class would not say it's awkward it's just about her the foot rest


I have a bad habit. I drive my auto with my right foot and brake with my left foot,(pedals)Anyway,


I drove a merc 180 auto last nite. So i was slowing down with my left foot on the brake Coming to a stop on a hill at the traffic lights,I had to take my left foot of the brake pedal to put my foot on the hand brake pedal to apply it,I found it hard work, just bad habits i guess.

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My Skoda Yeti Outdoor SEL TSI 110BHP DSG 5 Door just has a ordinary handbrake and i press the foot brake when i release it and i find it great .
Also if i am at a Traffic lights it switchS off to save fuel then press the brake pedal and it starts up . So far i am so chuff with my new 65 plate Car it been great .



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