6 cylinders. Big
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Midlands
Maybe its the years of Saab ownership, but I alway put the car in gear (most Saabs lock in reverse) before leaving the car. Have never trusted a "parking brake" and never will. Same whatever car I drive.
Also, when starting a car, it is good practice to start with your foot on the clutch, less drag for the starter motor, less battery strain.
Step daughter previous KA had a handbrake cable snap, rolled 30 yards down the road. Guess what she does now, yup, parks in gear........