Hello Kira and as always, I thank you for getting back to me.
I will do that. To be honest I never looked into the emergency brake shoes location or how to inspect them on the V70.
Do these pads wear out much since usually the emergency brake is applied after the vehicle is stopped and parked? (Unless of course one drives with it on....)
As to the oil pan gasket that I was telling you. It was replaced yesterday and the car is going to stay in the shop til Tuesday due to the Holiday because the mechanic said that the sealant from VOLVO, takes a long time to dry, and he didn't want to put new oil until totally dry.
So no VOLVO this weekend, though I'm working anyhow, and we still have another car. But better safe than sorry, I guess....
Thank you for the Christmas gift and I wish you a Very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones as well.