Emergency Brakes

courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man


Hey Bob,
I drove a car 50 to 100 feet at about 15 mph with the emergency brake on. Does this do any damage?
Jeff

Jeff,
Well, the worst that could have happened is that you prematurely wore out your rear brakes, but if you only drove for 100 feet max, I would think that you should be okay.
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man


Have a car care question? Visit our automotive center and see if we've already answered it or a similar question.

Take the Next Step

  • Reduce the cost of your gasoline with a 'gas card'. You can compare them here.
Stay Connected with TDS





Subscribe to TDS Newsletters

Join over 250,000 other subscribers!

Join Fido!

Discounted movie tickets
Sign up for Savvy Savings at TDS and get a free membership for discounted movie tickets!

Your Email:


The Dollar Stretcher
Dollar Stretcher Parents
Dollar Stretcher Tips
Surviving Tough Times
Financial Independence
The Computer Lady
Computer Lady Lessons
Healthy Foods

Your Email:


View the TDS Privacy Policy.