I have just started driving our family car and notice some differences between it and my driving instructor's car obviously, I know). I'm wondering if the following are normal variations or if they are faults needing attention: 1. footbrake travels much further than instructor's car, but brakes work fine once they engage 2. I keep thinking I've released the handbrake and start to move away, only to find it's still on. I have to take it all the way down to touch knuckles on the trim to make sure it's off. Sorry if these are obvious, but to someone who's only ever driven two cars, it's not easy to know.