Auto: Only on a steep incline or if I need to reverse direction at 40MPH
I didn't want to go into how a differential works. What I meant by "locking" one wheel, is that it only takes one of the drive wheels to slip, and the other is free to roll. I know that it doesn't pick one wheel and physically lock it. It is indirectly locking the ring gear in the differential. What happens after that is up to the design of the differential. With the typical "open" differential, the tires aren't actually locked, they spin free as long as it's in opposite directions.Originally Posted by arkadiyp
I've been driving my manual for about a year now. How do people get away with not putting on their parking brake in a manual??
Got a question since I don't know anything about cars. Is it better to have your car in nuetral when it is parked or in gear? I always have mine in nuetral but I have noticed that lot's of people here (when reading threads about remote starters) don't use the remote starters because they always leave their manual vehicals in gear when they are parked and don't want it to drive off when they start their cars. Does it matter?
All this discussion about the parking brake!! Bet you all would be real worked up if you heard that the majority of drivers here in Ohio don't use their blinkers (turn signals). The standing joke to people moving here is that the first thing they need to do to be able to drive in Ohio is disable their blinkers.
manual: rarely. mostly on steep inclines
goes for any major metropolitian areaOriginally Posted by Batmanatthenewb
Originally Posted by Confused
Now, Now.... don't go generalizing that most Americans don't. It's only the people that don't give a **** if their car kills someone or ****s up someone elses car. Ehh, whatever, if they don't and it causes an accident, it's their insurance that goes up anyways.
Just my .02
Auto / Manual : Always.
You would fail your driving test over here if you didn't use your handbrake and I'm sure that if something happened, like you car rolled away, you would be liable for any damage if there was an accident.
I can understand leaving the park brake off in areas that get extremely cold and the pads freeze on, but other than that I believe that it should be used at all times. It's there why not use it?
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