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Old 02-16-2013, 02:12 AM   #11
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Looks like I fail at hand brake usage!

I only use it on snowy days like today - to whip my ass-end around in turns. ;)
I, sir, would not call that a fail. Just the opposite, in fact.
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Snowy parking lots are great for first snow to remind oneself about how the car reacts..
Also.. being a manual user parking brake is always used..
Some dealer folks comment when I use it in an auto.. They mention they can tell a tried and true manual driver by the use of parking brake.

One point about turning the wheels.. If you are in a parking lot, keep the wheels straight!! If they are way out one side, and another car bumps your wheel. the other driver may bend your steering parts all to hell. And they nor you will know it even happened.. Just your steering is suddenly screwed up.
Happend to me. Had to pay for bent parts to be replaced
Sounds like you went to a crappy shop and have an even crappier insurance company. Wich insurance do you have so I make sure not to use them.
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