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There is exactly the same amount of wear on the handbrake mechanism when you pull it on regardless of the weight of car and the incline. That wear only depends how hard you pull it on. If the vehicle moves on the hill the shoes will wear a little but insignificant compared to normal breaking.


The engine is optimized to be efficient at high rpm or at low rpm (racing engine or cement mixer design respectively) but it can't be efficient at every possible speed so it is up to the driver to choose the best gear and speed to match the capabilities of the motor he has, i.e. keep it revving at an appropriate rpm for the speed/torque demanded of that ...


What it comes down to is there are trade offs. In the case of the engine, it's torque output and rotating mass versus engine speed ... read on. First, it isn't power which is needed, but torque to keep an engine running. In the early days of engines, each had one cylinder and didn't run very fast. To keep it running, it had a very large flywheel attached to ...


Worth checking for good earth from body/battery to engine, check for good positive connection on starter - check for corrosion etc. Worth tapping the motor body to possibly force worn brush to make contact - don't beat the hell out of it - this will prove starter motor issue beyond repute if it does start on key. But it's most likely the motor needs ...


Once any cabling has stretched to its full amount, there will be no ill effect. The handbrake on your vehicle has been designed to cope with its weight. A extra precaution you can do, if only for peace of mind is: Leave the vehicle in gear; turn the steering to point at the pavement(sidewalk) and apply the handbrake.

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