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Driving School Pullenvale | Handbrake Elegance

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At Brizwest Driving School we encourage learners to use the handbrake quietly. On a journey there may be many hill starts along the way and the handbrake ratchet can be quite noisy and a little irritating at times.

If you press the button in on the end of the handbrake at all times before moving the handbrake up or down the process can be very quiet and just as effective. To engage the handbrake - just push the button in and lift as far as needed and release the button so that it locks into place.

Allowing the handbrake to make a ratcheting noise can cause wear on the pin and the locking surface and all of this is not necessary. Maybe you could consider this and make it a habit to be elegant when using the handbrake in Pullenvale.

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Handbrake Hillstart in Pullenvale

Several of the Driving Test Centres in Brisbane have a Stop sign on a hill and if you are driving a manual car and sometimes an AUTO car you will need to do a hillstart to avoid rolling back. If you are a Learner from Pullenvale this Stop sign is a great place to practice basic hillstarts and practice stopping just behind the line. If you wish to pass a Driving Test one day you must learn to stop correctly at places like this one.

Using your handbrake

Regardless of Manual or AUTO car, you should use your handbrake when appropriate. Parts of Pullenvale can be very hilly and it may even be a safe thing to do to apply the handbrake in many situations. Both in a Practical Driving Test or in situations where your car is near other objects it may be appropriate to use the handbrake to prevent rollback. Even today, the most common place to find a handbrake is in the section between the two seats and it is more likely that will be where you will have a handbrake in your first car. In the Driving Test you will be expected to move off without rolling backwards, so learn to use the handbrake to do this.