Being a sleep-deprived, exhausted, full-time stay-at-home-dad to a rambunctious 2 year old, i've been very forgetful as of late. Yesterday, I forgot my emergency/parking brake was on, and drove about 1 to 2 miles on my GTI until I smelled something burning at a stop sign. I immediately realized my blunder, and drove the rest of the 4 miles home normally. Do you think any damage was done to the car? Is it just the rear brake pads that are engaged when the emergency/parking brake is on? Can the intense heat buildup damage any other components other than the brake pads? Should I bring it to the dealership for inspection?
Thanks in advance!