How the Parking Brake Switch Works

The presence of the parking brake switch, in the car models has gained popularity. The act of pulling the lever after parking will slowly fade away in the future. Let’s take a look at this groundbreaking component.

Modern vehicles are incorporating features to simplify driving tasks. The advancement of vehicle automation brings enhanced convenience. We can observe the growing prevalence of innovations like the Parking Brake Switch, in cars entering the market, and also the independent aftermarket.

How does it work?

Nowadays modern vehicles are incorporating features to make driving easier. The development of vehicle automation has brought about increased convenience. We can see that innovations, like the Parking Brake Switch, are becoming more common in released cars.

In the handbrake system pulling the lever tightens a cable that connects to the brakes. This action applies pressure to the brakes preventing the wheels from moving.

With the parking brake switch, there are two types of operation:

  • A motor is used to tighten the cable and activate the mechanism, on each wheel.
  • Each brake caliper has a motor that locks the different wheels.

What are some of its advantages?

  • It reduces the risk of a car moving when parked on an incline.
  • It automatically activates when the driver stops and turns off the engine.
  • It enhances safety during emergency braking by preventing skidding.

Having an understanding of how the parking brake operates can enhance the driving experience bringing about added comfort.

BCAR, a niche product specialist for the independent automotive aftermarket, has recently introduced the Parking Brake Switch to its product range and offers the market:

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A recent report by McKinsey & Company predicts that the spare parts market will continue to grow in the coming years, driven by the increasing age of the car fleet and the increasing complexity of modern vehicles.

One of the major players in this market is BCAR, which is committed to offering high-quality parts that meet the highest industry standards.