Would Driving with the Parking Brake Engaged Cause Damage?
I have an 05 Cobalt w/ auto trans. Today I was parked on an incline at a campground with the front of the car facing downwards (towards a lake). So naturally when I parked I engaged the parking brake to make sure it doesn't roll.
But for some reason when I was leaving, my dumb self put it into reverse and backed up the incline into the road with the parking brake engaged and drove about 5 mph for maybe 500-1000 feet. I then realized the traction control disabled ("TC" crossed out) icon was showing on my dashboard and "BRAKE" in red letters, which obviously meant parking brake was still engaged, so I put the car into park and disengaged the parking brake and then put it back into drive and continued driving.
I have a couple questions-
1) Would this cause any damage to the rear brakes or any other components?
2) Is the car supposed to be able to move with the parking brake engaged, or does this indicate my parking brake isn't working properly? I was surprised it even let me back up the hill like that with it engaged.
Hoping I did not mess up anything on my car haha.