I drove off my driveway and up the hill about 100 feet until I realized that I still had my emergency brake on. I was wondering if anything bad could happen to my car. I know that I could Google it, but I did and most results were for people who drive a lot more than me before realizing they still had it on. I know this isn't tech related either but I just want to make sure my car is fine. Thanks!
Answer by barnsleynut · Aug 02, 2011 at 01:54 PM
Why do americans call it the emergency brake? You dont use it in an emergency at all! (but thats another argument :)
The only bad thing that may have happened is you will have worn your brake pads a little, but over 110 feet, it will be negligible.
Answer by PolishJamaican · Aug 02, 2011 at 06:02 PM
Driving 100 foot with your (we call it a handbrake) on will hardly wear down the brake pads. Its like, stopping up somewhere about 10 times using it, It hardly does any damage, though it consumes fuel like a bastard though