Experts talked about ways by which you can stop a car if it suddenly has a brake failure. There are many reasons for this situation.
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Most often, the fault of the brake failure is the depressurization of the system, against which the brake fluid leaks. Often responsible for the problem on the brake hoses, the quality of the fluid used, the seizure of some elements, etc. The type of trouble depends on the action to be taken. If the pedal starts to stall or sink when trying to brake, you need to remain calm. It is recommended to try to press it with rhythmic and not abrupt movements. Sometimes after 5-10 repetitions it is possible to “pump” the brakes. If this method does not work, you can try to stop the car with the engine by shifting down. This should also be done gradually, so as not to ruin the transmission.
You can use the handbrake if you want to brake only if the vehicle is moving at low speed. You need to perform manipulations smoothly, increasing efforts with each press. The electronic parking brake can also be applied in an emergency, and it works even more efficiently and safely. Sometimes, if the conditions are right, you can resort to maneuvering, but you cannot change from side to side at a significant speed, otherwise there is a risk of getting into a skid, which will lead to an accident. If there is a rise, the car must be directed there.
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A radical method of inhibition that can be applied if others have not helped is the use of obstacles. Some are lucky and a neighbor on the stream agrees to help, substituting a bumper. Otherwise, you need to go to the side of the road, where shrubs or snowdrifts will help to slow down, if everything happens in winter, writes RG. If you have sufficient driving skill, you can rub the wheels against the curb or the entire side part against the fence.
There are also things that cannot be done when the brake fails. First of all, do not be nervous and freak out, experts also do not advise to turn on the reverse gear, because at best it will not work, and at worst, the transmission will end. Not the most successful solution would be to use advice from the Web, where they call to turn off the engine without turning off the ignition. Probably, after that, the hydraulic or electric power steering is deactivated, which will only aggravate the situation.