Handbrake – If your car is going to be parked for a long duration, it isn’t advisable to engage the handbrake very tightly as inactivity could cause it to jam. If your car is parked on a flat surface, just engage it in gear and don’t use the handbrake but if it’s on a slope then it is recommended that you put blocks near the tyres to prevent the car from rolling off. If you do engage the handbrake, ensure you go to your car once in every few days to check on it. If you have an automatic car, do not leave the car just in P if it is parked on a slope. Parking the car in P on a slope without the handbrake engaged can lead to gearbox damage.