What to do when the handbrake is frozen!

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Winter is approaching and the frosty temperatures are approaching, this time of year you should plan more time for your car. It gets annoying when you want to drive off and put on the handbrake is frozen solid. The risk is clear in winter increasedthat things like the car battery, the doors or the handbrake start to strike. And if you have the car draußen If you leave it standing and maybe even not move it for days, then there is a high probability that it will be affected by problems. The individual components are likely to freeze and the handbrake in particular is often difficult to release.

Use a little trick!

Let's start with how you even notice the handbrake is frozen. You can tell, for example, that they are without resilient resistance can solve. From this point on you should be attentive. Most of the time, cables or parts are frozen to the brake disc, which is immediately noticeable when starting off. The vehicle will hardly move and the wheels will lock. The easiest way to get rid of the wheels is to remove the car move carefully. Release the handbrake and drive slowly and carefully back and forth.

A few centimeters are usually enough, then stop again. If you repeat the process a few times, in most cases the brake will release. If it doesn't work then consider warming. A simple hair dryer that you hold as close to the brake caliper as possible is ideal for this. Mostly only the rear wheels are affected. If you have an older vehicle with brake drums, you must use the hair dryer accordingly hold on to the drum. You do not need other devices such as a hot air blower, the heat from the hair dryer is sufficient. After the brake has warmed up, it will work properly again. However, the process can take a few minutes.

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