Test the operation of the Handbrake.
Make sure that you handbrake works by pulling away slowly
and applying it to make sure that it slows the car.
The handbrake should stop the car from rolling on a hill.
Adjustment: When you pull up the handbrake count the clicks.
There should be around 6 clicks before it is fully engaged. If there
is excessive travel or hardly any travel in the handbrake then you
might need to adjust it. This is usually done at the rear drum or
disc but varies from model to model. Refer to handbook.
can usually see an inspection hole near to where the cable enters
the hub and a cog with ratchet like action that can be turned
by inserting a screw driver into the inspection hole and pushing
the driver against the spline to ratchet the cog and apply more
Also check that the handbrake cannot be released by wobbling the handbrake
from side to side. Only pushing the button at the end should release
Make sure the the whole handbrake assembly is solid and that the lever
mountings are secure.
PRE MOT CHECKS
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