An electronic handbrake is essentially a button pushed inside the car that engages the brakes while the vehicle is parked. Because this is a system connected to all the other systems in the modern technological marvel that is a car, it is prone to issues the old brake set by hand is not. The Mail cited low system voltage or an open fuse as common issues that cause an electronic handbrake to fail. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
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