My friend keeps saying that you should not use handbrake during the cold weather and use the gear 1 to keep car in place: if you set the handbrake on, it may freeze and get poor. Then again the friend says that you can use the handbrake during driving in short stops. Handbrake here has only some basic metallic ropes connected to rear wheels, apparently also to the front wheels. Now I cannot understand why handbrake could not be used during winter -- I think that the key is that the handbrake cable is well lubricated before installation so it will last longer. But I cannot understand why the handbrake cannot be used while stopped for a longer time.
Should handbrake be used during very cold winter or not?