Fastest and cleanest way to 'see' if Breaks are functional is dig out your
compass (thing we all used before GPS), have friend/DW/DGF/ST (stubborn teenager), turn key to the run position (aka KOEO), with engine off, hold compass near on of the breaks, have helper step on Breaks. If needle swings to the break it works, if not it doesn't. repeat for all wheels.
Striving for a less complicated life since 1949 ...
Home: 2008 Cougar 278 RKS
T.V.: 2004 F-250 4X4, Level III BulletProofed , Detroit Tru-Track Differential (915A550)
Dog: 2006 Border Collie (Rascal) aka Maximum fur dispersal unit. (08/04/2006 - 12/16/2017) RIP.