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How does E-Brake work?

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E brake (also known as emergency brake on a vehicle): ”A brake (as on an automobile) that can be used for stopping in the event of failure of the main brakes and to keep the vehicle from rolling when parked.”



An E brake is mechanical hand lever or in some cases it's foot-operated is designed as a back up or emergency brake, an E brake is completely separate from your regular brakes and it controls the rear brakes. It’s designed to keep a parked car stationary, the name for it comes due to most people only using it in an emergency. Parking brake or E brake works by using only cable and lever to operate, when the lever is pulled the cables transmit the necessary force to keep your vehicle in place or to stop the vehicle. Those steel cables are attached to the parking brake which are tightened when pooled, when its pulled the cables compress the brake shoes to stop the car. Parking brake is an important feature in case of an emergency situation because it helps you stop, here at Bcr Automotive we make sure your e brake functions because your safety is important to us.



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