Jan 04 2022

What to Do in Brake Failure While Driving


Brake failure can happen at any time. This has to be overcome with the right choice of means and a calm state of mind. Brakes that suddenly fail, of course, can make users panic because this will be dangerous. For this reason, this needs to be anticipated and needs to know more about brake failure.

1. Keep Pumping the Brakes:

If when you are about to drive a car, finds out that the brakes suddenly fail, the steps you can take are to keep pumping it. Have to keep pumping the brakes so that the pressure can return to normal. If the vehicle suddenly switches to anti-locking braking or ABS, just keep pumping. Over time, the pressure on the brakes will return to normal. However, if the brakes feel rough or heavy when pumped, there may be something on the pedals. You can check the brakes to find out what objects are stuck in the pedals. If you're driving, ask another driver to check the pedals. it can slightly reduce the speed of the car so that they can check the pedals so that the brakes can function properly.

2. Lowering Transmission Gear:

The method above is the easiest way to deal with brake failure. But if the first method doesn't work, then please lower the transmission gear. Take advantage of the effect of the engine brake to lower the transmission gear on the car pedal. In this case there are steps that need to be done. First, make sure that the car is a manual car, not an automatic car. If it's manual then how to lower the transmission gear gradually and do it with fast movements. If you are wearing gear number 4 then lower it in a fast motion until the first gear. Do not let it decrease gradually, for example from 4 directly to number two. This will cause the car to run out of control. However, if the car is included in the type of automatic or automatic transmission then the way is the other way around. Just lowered it to gear number 1. So, there is no need to gradually lower it like a manual-type car. This method will make car go slower. Over time the brakes will return to normal. Make sure you can do this so that nothing bad happens when the car is being driven.

3. Use Handbrake:

If the first and second methods still fail, you can use the handbrake. Of course here you have to be extra careful when doing it. When you want to brake, do it slowly. The trick is to pull the handbrake carefully and feel the bite on the wheel caliper. If you feel the brakes have bitten then don't let go and let it go until the car slows down. You must also be able to adjust the brake pressure so that it doesn't suddenly lose control. Remember, do not do it suddenly, it can endanger yourself and other motorists on the road.

4. Press the Hazard Light and Horn button:

Actually, if car suddenly has a brake failure, all you need to do is press the horn and turn on the hazard lights. This method is done to give a signal to other vehicles to know that the car's brakes are not working. Do not panic because it will endanger yourself and those around you. Then, step on the pedal slowly. If the pedal can touch the floor of the car, maybe the brake fluid in the car is reduced. There could also be problems with parts such as the master cylinder and brake calipers.

5. Don't Immediately Turn Off The Engine:

When you finds out that the car's brakes are not working, don't immediately turn off the engine. If you do, it will make it difficult for the car to keep going. The brakes can't return to the way they were before. Do some of the steps above to restore the condition of the brakes.

6. Don't Step on the Gas Pedal:

Stepping on the gas pedal suddenly when the brakes are not working will be very dangerous for yourself. Instead of slowing down, the car will go at high speed. Cars traveling at high speeds with failed brakes can cause road accidents.

7. Hitting Soft Objects:

This method is only done if the above steps fail to restore the brake condition. You can look out the window for something soft. For example, if there is a muddy area, direct the car there. Crashing a car into something soft can stop it going. You can also hit other objects such as sand dunes, fences made of wood and so on. The point is to find something safe to hit so the car can stop. You should also be able to focus your mind between driving a car and looking for soft objects around.

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