I have a Toyota Etios Liva, about 1 year and 3 months old. I do not know driving, and have learnt about car operations from the manual given with cars. As a result, I am often fooled by drivers.
Today, my car has been out in the rains. While keeping it in the garage, should I set the hand brake, or keep it in gear, so that it doesn't move forward by itself? Many drivers had told me that if hand brake is set on a car which had been in the rains, then the hand brake cannot be released due to it getting stuck to brake shoe or something like that. But I have found no evidence of this in any manual. Is this true?
Moreover, is it at all good to keep a car in gear other than neutral when it's in garage? Many drivers say it's absolutely fine, but are they true?
Please help me regarding these. I am fond of my car, but as I don't know how to drive, I need your opinion regarding this.
The car is a petrol one. And this is in Kolkata, India.