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  • n. Alternative spelling of foot brake.


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  • They were red, and so with the car being an automatic, I applied the footbrake to come to a gentle stop - at which point the dashboard lit up with battery and oil pressure warning lights, and the car gracefully stalled.

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  • Gerard's car stood exactly in the same place where he'd stalled it askew, stamping on the footbrake when he caught sight of the gun swinging round to his face.


  • I didn't mind so much when I felt my footbrake snap, but when I put all my weight on my side-brake, and the lever clanged to its full limit without a catch, it brought a cold sweat out of me.

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  • Instead, the vehicle would sometimes continue accelerating until the footbrake is used, he said at the time. recalled at least 7.8 million vehicles on five continents, including the 2004-2009 Prius, to repair defects that have been linked to unintended acceleration.


  • Apparently the footbrake becomes pretty much useless because when the engine is revving so high, theres almost no vacuum for the brakes to work on. what's new online!

  • When creeping, hold your foot above the footbrake in an automatic shift; maintain clutch at friction point in stick-shift car.

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  • '' When I did that the car slowed to 80km/h, but then the footbrake just became stiff, it wouldn't go any further.

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  • In some American cars, the handbrake isn't a handbrake at all, it's a second footbrake on the far left side of the footwell, which is basically totally useless because it's a pain to put on and even more of a pain to get off because it's a one-way ratchet system (you have to force the pedal all the way down to get it to release).

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  • For example in a car with an automatic gearbox, it's force of habit to just use the footbrake.

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  • It's in the new E-brake that allows you to perform 360s and reverse 180s; in the trail braking feature that opens up simultaneous throttle and footbrake controls; or with the back-peddling gearbox as you lock-up for a corner.


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