About Emergency Brake Control Replacement
What does the emergency brake control do? Every vehicle is equipped with an emergency braking system. This can be in the form of a handle on the center console by the shifter that is applied by pulling up or as a pedal by the gas and brake pedal which is applied by pressing down on it. When the vehicle is placed in park in an automatic transmission, a parking pawl is engaged to prevent the vehicle from rolling. In manual transmissions or when on an incline, the emergency parking brake system will prevent the vehicle from rolling. The emergency braking system is also used in emergency braking situations to assist braking. How do you know you need your emergency brake control replaced? Lever or pedal will not engage Lever or pedal is loose and has little resistance How is the emergency brake control replaced by a mobile mechanic? The emergency brake system and inspected. The old emergency brake control is removed The new emergency brake control is installed The emergency brake system is testing and adjusted for proper operating How important is having your emergency brake control replaced? If the system is not function properly or wonäóťt engage, this is a safety concern and should be attended to ASAP. It is especially important in manual transmissions. Emergency braking or parking on an incline will be difficult or not likely at all.