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Thu May 18 2017, 07:57pm
Member No: #48370
Joined: May 15 2017
Location: Wales
Hi, just bought a 2013 C4P and I have a question about the handbrake, do you have to disengage it before driving if or do you just drive and it is turned off automatically?
Dealer is supposed to be getting me the handbooks but I don't want to damage anything in the mean time.
Thu May 18 2017, 11:21pm

Member No: #19238
Joined: Apr 12 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
Just drive away - it automatically releases as you apply the throttle and release the clutch (if it's a manual), likewise it automatically activates when you turn the engine off.

The only time you need to apply the handbrake is in traffic. Releasing it manually is even rarer, if you do you need to have your foot on the brake (you can't release it manually unless your foot is on the brake) - this you might do on a rare occasion such as being parked on a steep hill and wanting to use move the car into a different position before applying the throttle.
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 BigJAK (19 May 2017 : 10:27)
Fri May 19 2017, 10:27am
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