Recommendations for driving

Parking on a hill

Updated 11/9/2020

Parking on a hill

Always make sure that the parking brake has been activated when parking on a hill.


Always use the parking brake when parking on an inclined surface. Engaging a gear or the automatic transmission's P position is not sufficient to hold the car stationary in all situations.

If the car is parked facing uphill:

  • Turn the wheels away from the kerb.

If the car is parked facing downhill:

  • Turn the wheels towards the kerb.

Heavy load uphill

A heavy load, such as a trailer, can cause the car to roll backward when the parking brake is released automatically on a steep incline. Avoid this by pulling the control upwards while driving the car away. Release the control when the engine achieves traction.

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