I have the cape yet
still can't fly
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: South West Birmingham
Re: Handbrake woes. Bump!
Never trust your handbrake alone, always leave your car in gear as well.
After a couple of days of having my 156 a neighbor call to tell me my car was sitting in the middle of the road after rolling off my driveway. Luckily no damage done and i thought that i had just not put the handbrake on correctly. But a couple of days later i parked up at a friends house was knocking on the door when i hear "clunk" and off started rolling the Alfa, Luckily i had not locked it and managed to chase it and stop it before it crashed into a car across the street. It turns out that 156 have crap handbrakes, especially in the cold. So now, as recommended in the highway code, i always leave the car in gear.
Always in the sh*t, just the depth that varies