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      02-01-2016, 10:44 PM   #1
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For manual owners when you park your car, do you pull the hand brake or pop it into 1st gear or both? I personally pull the hand brake shut the car off then throw it into 1st!
It's been debated at my work. Curious to see how you guys do it and why?

Edit: A/T which I'm currently driving I try to pull the e brake then press P and turn it off. ( try because I usually forget)
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      02-01-2016, 10:55 PM   #2
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I do first gear and the e-brake. There's really no reason not to take the safest route. Especially when i park on slight inclines/declines.
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      02-01-2016, 11:00 PM   #3
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Same here...parking brake AND First Gear.
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Yep... 1st gear and e-brake.
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      02-01-2016, 11:11 PM   #5
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E brake and either 1st or leave it in reverse if I've backed in.
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      02-01-2016, 11:21 PM   #6
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I just do the hand brake on flat surfaces, but if there's an incline I pop it into 1st gear or reverse (whatever direction is opposite the incline), plus turn my wheel into the curb.
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      02-01-2016, 11:29 PM   #7
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Seems like most people here do it the same, i think it's the best not putting tension on the e brake or pressure on the tranny....
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      02-01-2016, 11:33 PM   #8
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1st and ebrake here too always. Just a habit now regardless of flat /incline /decline
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      02-01-2016, 11:41 PM   #9
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Both first grear and e-brake.. there have been a couple occasions where I forget the e-brake, but never forget leaving it in first gear.
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I have an automatic and I pull the parking brake before I put the transmission in park and then I take my foot off the brake. No point in putting unnecessary pressure on the parking pawl. If I'm parking on a hill next to a curb I turn my wheels toward the curb.
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      02-02-2016, 12:15 AM   #11
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I say forget the e brake thats for sissies and leave that sucker in neutral, let that mother F&$@! Roll! Lol
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I'm very inconsistent with what I do between cars. My last car it was just e-brake and neutral, with the car before that it was e-brake and 1st.

This car I've been doing e-brake and 2nd for some odd reason. I can't tell you why I leave it in 2nd vs. 1st (does it matter?) but it was probably some subconscious replication of how I picked it up at the dealership.
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I say forget the e brake thats for sissies and leave that sucker in neutral, let that mother F&$@! Roll! Lol
I did this to my first manual. It didn't roll but I came back to my car after work and there it was with no e-brake or in gear. Could have been bad.
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Stop car, shift to neutral, shut off engine, ebrake, shift to 1st.
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I always do e-brake and reverse. Probably because I usually pull out of a parking spot or garage in reverse.
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Is this a lazy millennial question?? There's only one way to park an m/t
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Handbrake and 1st gear every time! Made sure to do it all the time and now it's become a habit. A good one at that! Can never be too safe

I also always press the button on the handbrake when pulling it up and then release when it's up.. for some reason I really don't like the clicking sound when you pull it up normally I associate that with beater cars for some reason
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Quote:
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Is this a lazy millennial question?? There's only one way to park an m/t
Actually a lot of people don't bother putting it into gear they just pull the e brake
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      02-02-2016, 01:42 PM   #19
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47 years of driving, all manuals except for 18 months in a 63 Impala (Powerglide 2-speed auto, the worst).…

Stop the car, keep foot on brake, pull up parking brake, shift into first, done.
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I usually just leave it in gear. If on an incline I also use the emergency brake. This thread suggests I should do more and I probably will (or at least try).
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I typically leave the gear either in first or reverse, depending on the way I park, and pull the hand brake.
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On flats, which is pretty much 98% where i am, i am never in gears and just use the handbrake only. In close to 4 years, never has failed me.

Never in gear for 4 years...


On course, if there is a significant inclide, i would put the car in gear (opposite the inclide) and turn the wheels accordingly toward the curb , on top of the handbrake.
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