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Many motorists continue to use it in winter, here's why it's a bad idea

Some car mechanisms can freeze when it is cold. This is the case of this fairly essential element for parking which is better not to use when the temperatures are negative.

The cold probably affects cars much more than the majority. motorists think so. When temperatures become negative, we immediately think of the frost that will settle on the windshield and windows and of the time lost in the morning to scratch his windows. Some experience this every winter, the battery can discharge suddenly due to the cold, or rather from the cold. Temperature difference sometimes quite sudden, thus preventing the engine from starting. But the cold can cause a lot of other damage, especially to a car parked outside, and sometimes it's better to keep that in mind .

This is for example the case of a function that all motorists use whenever they hit the road. Whether before starting the engine or when switching it off, the driver activates the brake. by hand, by raising a handle on older models, or by pushing a small electronic button on newer vehicles. In doing so, it's hard to imagine that we're taking a risk when temperatures flirt with 0. And yet… hellip; Few motorists know it, but a brake hand of a car can freeze. In this case there is a good chance that you will not be able to loosen it when starting your car.

The consequences are more annoying than when ice is deposited on the windshield because thawing the ice prevents the windshield from freezing. choirs of a brake & hand takes more time than scraping your windows. It is recommended to let your engine run smoothly. The car heats up but if you're in a hurry the best solution is to grab a hair dryer and blow it out. ;hot air towards the rear wheels, at the rear. où the brake &agrav; hand acts. But above all, it is possible to anticipate the problem to avoid finding yourself in a stuck car.

The solution is simple but few motorists think about it: do not use your brake. hand in periods of extreme cold. If you are on a perfectly flat surface and in an isolated parking space, you can very well leave your vehicle without doing anything. In the event thatù you park your car on a slope or in an area with a risk of collision with another vehicle, simply engage a gear, first or reverse. , to block the wheels (activate the parking button on automatics). And if you don't have enough confidence, nothing stops you from also placing chocks in front of your front wheels and/or behind your rear wheels.

The brake à hand of a car is mainly used for keep a car stationary when the engine is off. Unlike the main brake, which is used To slow down or stop the car while driving, the brake is applied. hand is designed to ensure safe parking. It generally acts on the rear wheels of the car. By pulling or activating it, it applies mechanical force to the rear wheels, preventing the car from moving, even if it is parked. eacute;e on a slope. But you now know that it can get stuck. cause of freezing and how to avoid it.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116