Noticed when I parked on a decline not a major one either, that I had to pull the handbrake pretty hard for it to prevent the car rolling. Think it was about 7 clicks nearly double that from my old car.
Is this normal? Or do I need it tightening?
When practicing to become a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, I wasadvised to hold in the handbrake button, and thus avoid the clicks, when applying the handbrake. This was so that the ratchet would not take unnecessary wear and tear. So up to now I did not know how many clicks were involved in securing the handbrake on my Captur. However, today I experimented. I found it was six clicks to secure the car under normal conditions, but I could apply seven clicks.
I have not felt that the amount of travel was excessive, and the car is held securely. So I suspect, unless you feel the car is insecure and runs the risk of rolling away, then all is OK.
Like wise I use the button was taught to do this when I passed my test in 84, and has become a habit. It's just that I parked it on a downslope and it rolled and I thought mhh thought the handbrake was on and high enough. That's when I counted the ratchets as I vaguely remember that it should be around 4.
Probably normal for the car as yours also is around the 6 mark but I will ask the dealers when I visit them next.
Thanks for the replies.
Will admit they are better than the electronic ones Dal...less to go wrong. Surprised they didnt go with this option on the Captur though as it worked fine on the Scenic I had.feels like a step backwards on Renaults part