By _Tater_Tot_ - 03/04/2015 16:39 - United States - Anniston
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To answer some responses Im a girl and I don't put the parking brake on, my mom happens to somehow put it on whilst driving and she does not notice the light on the dashboard :/
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huh. with the brakes on you'd think she wouldn't have trouble stopping the habit. sorry, OP!
breaks and hand break are a big difference.. and new break pads cost like $400... New big brembos (expensive amazing breaks) are a few thousand... how small is your tax return and your mum might have damaged your hand break but to adjust that it should be free.. just a wire that you pull.. I've driven in circles with my hand break up.. hundreds of times(stunt driving) and I've never changed my hand break(what you call park break) lmao..
Honestly after the first couple of times I don't think I would have allowed her to drive my car without signing a damage waiver... I'm sorry that happened but she really needs to take responsibility for what she did and the damages that accrued.
Mom needs to a) let her son keep his tax money that her son is entitled to, and b) mom needs to pay to have the breaks replaced herself . Good luck OP.
Do you need to put the hand parking brake on every time? Not saying you're in the wrong OP; but maybe if it's not needed you don't need it on? IE if you don't live on a hill or sloped street it might not be needed :) just trying to provide another viewpoint!
also in saying that, if something did happen while it was there with no hand brake on and it rolled back into a car or house, you'd be in a bit of trouble, if it rolled back with the hand brake on then you might get away with it on a mechanical fault (provided you could prove you had no knowledge of the fault)