Do you park with handbrake on or in gear

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Do you park car with handbrake on or in gear.

  1. Handbrake

    8 vote(s)
    61.5%
  2. In gear

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  1. Squag1

    Squag1 Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Which do you do
     
  2. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    Handbrake, though on a hill I also leave it in gear, reverse for pointing downhill, first for pointing up hill, just in case, If the car has an "electric" button handbrake both all the time!!
     
  3. jeffa

    jeffa Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Both
     
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  4. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member

    Same as Jeffa,, both Think you need to add an option :)
     
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  5. Ned52

    Ned52 Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Both with car..... gear with Bike
     
  6. DLN1965

    DLN1965 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

  7. Centaur

    Centaur Site Pedant Club Sponsor

    Both. Except for the automatic which I leave in Park.
     
  8. Oldandbald

    Oldandbald Old Hand Club Sponsor

    As do all civilised people. Who changes gear these days?
     
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  9. Squag1

    Squag1 Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Real men!!!
     
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  10. ScottyUK

    ScottyUK Filtering Through Club Sponsor

    I once parked my car after doing a lap of the Nurburgring. Handbrake on, jumped out.

    20mins later my car had moved about 4ft. The disks had cooled, shrinking and enabling it to roll on a very slight slope.

    I've never parked without it being in gear since
     
  11. Squag1

    Squag1 Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Only park in gear.
    I'm an emergency it would be some way possible to move it.

    Once saw a car on a beach and tide coming in. They couldn't move it at all.
    Guy came back just barely in time. It was up above tyre if I remember.

    Also saw a pic of a BMW - both windows in the back broken and fire hose from hydrant passing through. It was taken in USA.
     
  12. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

  13. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    This is supposed to be a bike forum.

    :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Vinterceptor

    Vinterceptor Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Always use both now. I used to only use the hand brake when I first got my 1st car but I soon learned an expensive lesson:(.
    We had been to visit a mate on Blyvooruitzicht gold mine about 20 miles away from the mine we stayed at. As we were making ready to leave for home, Sandra placed the carry cot onto the back seat of our passat estate, there was a loud crack and the car started to roll backwards down the driveway. Me and my mate were behind the car and tried to stop it rolling. Anyway at the last second we had to leap out of the way as it smashed into the corner of the garage lol. Stoved the whole back door, bumper and rear door sill in. Luckily our son was ok(y).
    We thought it was a snapped brake cable, however it turned out to be a worn slot in a brake shoe where the adjuster rod was supposed to locate:eek:
     
  15. Squag1

    Squag1 Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    It does mention BMW :p
    Again.....
     
  16. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    Handbrake. Mine’s an auto and isn’t available as a manual.
     
  17. Oldandbald

    Oldandbald Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Makes complete sense. Why would you pay all that money and change gear yourself.
     
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  18. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    Having lived on a very steep hill for years I always use both, seen too many cars rolling away to rely on the handbrake alone
     
  19. lumpy

    lumpy Wants to Shag BandyIrd Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Both, what a useless poll. Manual, in gear and parking brake, auto in park AND parking brake.
     
  20. lumpy

    lumpy Wants to Shag BandyIrd Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Mine isn't available as a manual either, how cool
     
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