Question:

What is an E- brake ?

My car an trucks have a parking brake.I have been driving for more than 50 years,hundreds and hundreds of automobiles And never seen a label or facts in owners manuals,calling anything an E-brake.(emergency)Think not it is a parking brake and should be called that.

Answer:

How is it not an emergency brake? If the hydraulic system fails when your on the road the Emergency Brake can be used saving your behind. Things change. 50 years ago this Brake could and has been used the same way. Back the the brake was operated by a cable to the rear shoes. Just in case the hydraulic system failed.
May 28, 2018
You can call it an E-brake because its a secondary brake system and could be used in an emergency should your normal brakes fail. You can a call parking brake the kind that uses a small lever somewhere underneath the dash to turn on. An e-brake can be the kind that has a large handle on the right side like in all manual cars and some automatics. An e-brake can be used to make a car skid out under speed by locking just the rear tires and turning. Try to do that with your parking brake. Plus e-brake just sounds cooler.
May 28, 2018
E brake is the Emergency brake, the one you pull up with your right arm. It is very useful especially with manual transmission cars, when you leave them at neutral.
May 28, 2018
I put Kumho Ecsta ASX's on my wife's car last time and was pleased with them. I'll probably buy them again.
May 28, 2018

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