[Knowledge about cars and homes from the car owner’s home]Friends who drive often know that today's vehicles are becoming more and more electronic, and the use of some functions has begun to change. Electronic technologies applied to cars are also emerging in endlessly. The handbrake we are talking about today is one, although the function is the same. You may ask: "They are all the same, what else can I introduce? But how well do you actually know the types and differences of handbrakes? This article will tell you about handbrakes.
The mechanical handbrake is the parking brake we see on most models. For those who like to control, the traditional handbrake is the "standard feature". The common handbrake is generally located in the drooping position of the driver's right hand for easy use.
Its function is to stabilize the vehicle after the vehicle has stopped to prevent accidents caused by the vehicle rolling away on slopes or when parking.
The traditional handbrake mainly consists of: brake lever, cable, braking mechanism and return spring. It is used to lock the drive shaft to lock the drive wheels. Some lock the two rear wheels. For the brake lever, the lever principle is actually used to pull it to a fixed position and lock it through the locking teeth.
How to use the handbrake?
To apply the parking brake, depress the service brake pedal and pull the parking brake lever all the way up. To release the parking brake, also depress the brake pedal, lift the parking brake lever upward slightly, press the button on the handle end with your thumb, and then lower the parking brake lever to its lowest position.
What are the pros and cons?
advantageCompared with today's electronic handbrakes, traditional handbrakes are said to have a relatively simple structure, low cost, and easier maintenance.
shortcomingLong-term use of the handbrake will cause plastic deformation of the steel wire. Since this deformation is irreversible, long-term use will reduce the effectiveness and the handbrake stroke will also increase.
We usually call it "foot brake", and the foot-operated parking system is also a type of "hand brake". The functions of the two are the same, but in a different way:Use foot pedal to controlmore commonly seen on B-class models.
One thing you need to pay attention to when using this kind of handbrake is that as mentioned above, do not depress it with all your strength every time. Because the power of your feet is very strong, it is easy to depress the "handbrake" deeply, which is very detrimental to the life of the cable. , even if you use your feet, you should deliberately control the intensity and not be so harsh.