More transmission questions... The emergency brake handle comes to use everytime you park, am I right? I also use a method to be in 1st/Reverse gear on a hill depending if it's uphill or downhill. Ex: the car is parked facing downhill. I shift to reverse to keep the car from rolling down. The car stops right when I let go of the clutch. I hope I'm not the only one doing this... :flame:
I'd leave it in reverse only if I'm facing uphill. And 1st if I'm facing downhill. Why? Because it's generally not a good idea to spin the motor backwards if the brake fails. Oh, and the car most likely WILL roll even if it's in a backwards gear.
That is why you're supposed to turn your steering wheel, so the car rests against the curb.
I know that you're supposed to turn your steering wheel to face the curb if the car was to move downhill, but I heard that if you park your car with the wheels turned (like how we like to pose our cars before we take a picture of it ) something like the wheel bushings or something can tear causing some money to replace. "Ummm, just park with the wheels straight," they said.
I have to side with horatio on this one. I don't see how any serious damage could be done during a short time like that. If you don't turn your wheel all the way the wear would be even less, I'd guess.