So, last night saw temperatures dip well below freezing and I parked in shaded place (this will become relevant). This morning I drove about half a mile to school and noticed a very strong burning rubber smell when I stopped. When I was driving, I thought it felt strange, like there was a resistance to my movement forward. I tried the car at lunch time and it was all fine, no smell or resistance!
Is it possible my handbrake was frozen on? Or something else frozen/wrong?Is there anything else I should be concerned about or shall I just leave it?
Temperatures are expected to drop very low again tonight - should I park on flat land and leave the handbrake off?
It's a Golf Tdi se, mark 5 (2005 reg), so pretty old!
Thank you in advance.