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ricker2332

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2011 3:29:24 AM

Always because it keeps the linkages and hardware from "seizing" from lack of use.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 10:26:50 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 12:18:50 PM

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 12:37:23 PM

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 11:54:57 AM

Yes, quite often to relieve the strain on My automatic tranny. Depends where I park, probably 60--40% <as non use. If ever changing a flat tire, better use it 100% then (real firm)using your PB pedal assisting as you lock on the park brake.

A lot of those vehicle jacks are pure junk, cheap made, also the total vehicle weight may be close to maximum limits, depends on the occurrence.

I don't use my park/brake if the weather is extremely sloppy/ice slush type going and then expecting later night time freeze conditions are expected. Reason being; I know of vehicles having their drum brakes lock-up frozen when parked outside very cold nights, or whenever a Cold-Front.... sudden temps drop (hard sudden freeze)ETC.

That happened on some 3-shift to work driven vehicles, a torch was needed to get free motion, come morning!
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 11:20:45 AM

No
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 7:54:03 AM

no
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 7:24:06 AM

Yes.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 7:01:34 AM

No...no excuse either !
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 6:39:05 AM

No
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Yes.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 12:57:13 AM

no
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Yes
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 9:40:23 PM

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ricker2332
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 2:28:00 AM

Always
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No...
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nope
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never
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2014 7:42:30 PM

Yes When I am parked on a hill and with my standard shift car.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2014 10:24:33 AM

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2014 9:58:39 AM

Yes..just a force of habit
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No.
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all the time
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Daily
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 2:16:00 PM

Not very often.......
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 2:15:19 PM

Yes. The driveway has a slope.
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Yes
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