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Check the rear brakes. Pull the drums/brake pads and check the brakes for cracking. Take it to a tire shop and ask them to pull the rear tires off the rims to check for heat damage. If the tire has turned grey where it touches the rim, it has been damaged and shouldn't be used any longer.

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Q: Is the car or brake system okay after driving a while with the emergency brakes on?
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In order to stop a car using ONLY the emergency brake, roughly 4 times the force would have to be applied to the emergency brake system that the normal brake system. This is because the emergency brake only activates one to two pads in the rear of the vehicle, where as the normal brake system activates ALL the pads on every wheel. Emergency brakes are NOT designed to stop a moving vehicle, they are designed to hold a stopped vehicle in place.


What damage can be done driving with the emergency brake?

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If my brakes don't work can I use my emergency brake instead?

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Because the e brake is hooked into your braking system and that system has a problem.


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