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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Airoflaw(m): 7:59am On Nov 27, 2019
greenhulk:
@no 2. Most people's parking brake (handbrake) don't work. Most of other people's car I drive have non working parking brake.

Did u just say turn off engine and put car to neutral? Bros u are a terrible driver. This thread should be deleted because u are going to lead people to a crash.
was about to say d same ooo. Turn off your engine and your steering becomes hard to turn, puting car neutral you just put in free mode...
From my own knowledge of manual stick.. Take d gear back to 1 dont accelerate dont turn off engine ..dat will decrease d speed of d vehicle
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Sunisonflex39(m): 7:59am On Nov 27, 2019
you didn't add "Start shouting blood of Jesus, blood of sango, amadioha,allau Akbar







when brake fail if you are doing 80km and above na waiting person go remember bdis
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by SouthSouth1914: 8:03am On Nov 27, 2019
aspabay:


I thought the same until I read again. Op said "turn off engine but leave ignition on". That's quite sensible. But how many people know the difference.

What about push/thumb start vehicles? undecided
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Aboguede(m): 8:04am On Nov 27, 2019
I asked a simple question and u are still deviating.

A car that is on 80k/h can it still enter gear 1 in the absence of brake?





Apelex:


When your dont know somthing.You
learn

Its called engine breaking. It's your best bet when you gave a failed break. The car can only run on low speeds in low Gears.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Badonasty(m): 8:04am On Nov 27, 2019
Ọgá abeg Leave auto segment for autojosh abeg....no go kill people

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by bmdmixed: 8:05am On Nov 27, 2019
greenhulk:
@no 2. Most people's parking brake (handbrake) don't work. Most of other people's car I drive have non working parking brake.

Did u just say turn off engine and put car to neutral? Bros u are a terrible driver. This thread should be deleted because u are going to lead people to a crash.
turning off the engine will cause what?
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Sunisonflex39(m): 8:05am On Nov 27, 2019
Jasen1:
But OP before someone will press break he must've seen traffic in front shey all this procedure fit happen under 2 minutes? I doubt

Na to look for pillar or gutter oh
gutter is sure..
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by holadhayor1: 8:05am On Nov 27, 2019
the steering wheel even stops working once ignition is off so i think its dangerous to put off ignition..

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Airoflaw(m): 8:05am On Nov 27, 2019
nakotee:
Car is a mechanical and electrical system which can fail at anytime, so whenever you loose your brakes during driving just see it as a mechanical malfunction likely to occur , dont think its spiritual or strange just put your mind together.

Five steps to follow when you loose your brakes

1. Don't panic , be strong and concentrate on your driving.

2. Pull up your hand brake.

3. Put your gear on Neutral (N)

4. Off your engine while you leave the ignition on. ( all this four steps while automatically slow down the car)

5. Look for a safe place to stop the car .
do you even drive
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Simongm(m): 8:06am On Nov 27, 2019
nurey:


So you are doing 80km/h and see traffic ahead and you press the brake to slow down and see it isn't working and you expect someone to remember all these.

safety maneuver is an involuntary action, the best bet that any driver in such distress should have in mind is "Engine breaking"

for manual transmission, switch to gear one straight and lightly the depress the accelerator and the car would decelerate instantly.

For automatic move your gear lever down to 1 or L or lowest gear depending on vehicle make and deceleration would occur.

please never switch to N or off Engine, as downward decent in N would make car go faster or level ground would not slow Engine down as for switching off Engine, you loose steering wheel feel nah crash be that ooo
Correct, I am sure you are talking from experience.
Never put your gear on neutral or turn off your engine.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by anonymous96: 8:06am On Nov 27, 2019
thesicilian:
So many contrasting opinions up there
Don't know what to believe
.
Not the OP. If you put ur car in Neutral u lose engine braking (when u change to a low gear nd remove ur leg from d accelerator) If u turn off the engine,you lose power steering..
This OP wan kee person pikin
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Donbabaj: 8:06am On Nov 27, 2019
Pull hand brake ke on speed shocked
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by asahnwaKC: 8:08am On Nov 27, 2019
Hmmm...this OP self angry undecided......from my own experience....keep pumping the break while you look for safer manover....some times the break responds back to constant pumping

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Airoflaw(m): 8:09am On Nov 27, 2019
bmdmixed:
turning off the engine will cause what?
your power steering engine is also switch off.causing it to be uneasy to turn
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by gr8cany: 8:12am On Nov 27, 2019
OP pls o, edit the content of your write-up. You only spewed trash that can endanger any adherent to it.


We can never experience brake failure in our driving but if at all; for manual simply be calm and continue changing the gear to a lower gear such as from 5 to 4 to 2 or 3 to 1; if automatic put your gear lever to the lowest. The hand brake can be applied in all. With this surely your car will come to rest.
N/B. No to neutral or engine turn off it accelerate the car more. This is from experience.
Shalom and save travel buddies, Christmas Eve is sweet will respect us
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Boyooosa(m): 8:18am On Nov 27, 2019
No 2 scares me tho
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Teeeela(m): 8:20am On Nov 27, 2019
thesicilian:
So many contrasting opinions up there
Don't know what to believe
Best go with that of nurey. The Op knows nothing about driving. Once you turn off the ignition the power steering is gone and the steering stiffens up. Then in most cases putting the car at Neutral, the car tends to gain more acceleration.

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by dakido(m): 8:25am On Nov 27, 2019
ElidaxZiel:
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The moderator that push this to front page is very stupid and lack good sound education m

How can you pull hand brake while brake fail

That will automatically make the car somersault

Nairaland is gradually turning in rubbish

Seun you need to reevaluate this forum

No credibility and Professionalism
I

I was about saying this.... You don't pull your hand break when the break fails. It's so so wrong! The best thing you could do is keep pumping the failed break, then adjust the gear to neutral.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by twinskenny(m): 8:31am On Nov 27, 2019
You might not remember any lol
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by alfredjhay(m): 8:33am On Nov 27, 2019
Dcaliphate:
sad wld have been amongst the FTC but glo na bastard... op u forgot to add the most important point,.. the driver's head out his window yelling 'no brake ooo,...baa brekiiii'
Lol..u 4uni

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by chibjohn(m): 8:37am On Nov 27, 2019
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE RULES IN CASE YOU FIND YOURSELF IN SUCH A SITUATION

Yes, you should never panic in any emergency situation. Panic will definitely make you more confused causing you to make a terrible mistake.

Never pull your hand brake if you are on high speed. It will lock up your back wheel which will destabilize the car causing the car to skid which will make you to loose control of it. This can lead to somersault. It's a very dangerous maneuver at high speed. Use the hand brake only if you lost your brakes at low speed of 40km/h and below. Above that speed, you have to downshift your gears first to the lowest gear for the engine to slow the car down before using the hand brake.

NEVER switch off the engine for any reason till the car comes to a stop. Switching of the engine will make you loose steering wheel control as the steering will become very hard and difficult to turn.

Whether you are to put your gear on neutral depends on a specific situation. Putting your gear on neutral if you are going downhill isn't advisable as that will disengage the gear from the engine and make the hill to roll the car the more. If you are going uphill, you can put your gear on neutral. Generally, it is safer to use engine braking. That is, downshift your gear to the lowest gear (Drive 1 for automatic transmission and gear 1 for manual), the engine will slow the car down to the lowest gear to a safe speed at which the hand brake can be applied.

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by dgitrader(m): 8:40am On Nov 27, 2019
Aboguede:

I asked a simple question and u are still deviating.

A car that is on 80k/h can it still enter gear 1 in the absence of brake?




Yes! Very easy. It's called engine braking
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by bmdmixed: 8:40am On Nov 27, 2019
Airoflaw:
your power steering engine is also switch off.causing it to be uneasy to turn
but i csnt one switch one off n d other one?
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Kevinsamba: 8:43am On Nov 27, 2019
Hia o
This steps won't work
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by dgitrader(m): 8:43am On Nov 27, 2019
MOD take this thread down, the article is misleading and deadly.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by AJohnnasa(m): 8:45am On Nov 27, 2019
Misleading. This thread should be deleted.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by femmoy(m): 8:48am On Nov 27, 2019
there's no way in hell a car of 80km/h would be taken straight to gear 1,again if u immediately pull the hand brake,ur car would make a 180 degrees turning thereby causing accident even before the brake failure does.

best way is to look for a bush to swerve to and using the passenger's side to hit a tree to halt the car,the passenger side would crash and ur car would stop without u having any injury. all u need do is just to go and fix ur car.
I'm talking from experience.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by tourpee(m): 8:48am On Nov 27, 2019
As I saw turn off engine....I just assumed Jesus Take the wheel....You should never turn off engine as you wont be able to turn your steering for abs cars even if the brake where to pick up again the abs wont work.

greenhulk:
@no 2. Most people's parking brake (handbrake) don't work. Most of other people's car I drive have non working parking brake.

Did u just say turn off engine and put car to neutral? Bros u are a terrible driver. This thread should be deleted because u are going to lead people to a crash.

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Awoleesu(m): 8:51am On Nov 27, 2019
Dcaliphate:
sad wld have been amongst the FTC but glo na bastard... op u forgot to add the most important point,.. the driver's head out his window yelling 'no brake ooo,...baa brekiiii'
grin grin grin cheesy cheesy grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

Mallam, you must be from the North!

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Erastuslove: 8:52am On Nov 27, 2019
nurey:


So you are doing 80km/h and see traffic ahead and you press the brake to slow down and see it isn't working and you expect someone to remember all these.

safety maneuver is an involuntary action, the best bet that any driver in such distress should have in mind is "Engine breaking"

for manual transmission, switch to gear one straight and lightly the depress the accelerator and the car would decelerate instantly.

For automatic move your gear lever down to 1 or L or lowest gear depending on vehicle make and deceleration would occur.

please never switch to N or off Engine, as downward decent in N would make car go faster or level ground would not slow Engine down as for switching off Engine, you loose steering wheel feel nah crash be that ooo
bros you made a lot of sense here.....off engine and power steering will not work again very stiff...….. I will practice that L LOWER GEAR to see if it really works...….by assumption practice
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Nobody: 8:55am On Nov 27, 2019
Good article.....

But turning off the engine while still in motion? This is not actually ideal in all cars as most modern cars steering system will shutdown with the engine making control difficult. This can also be another hazardous situation itself.

...Don't panic,
...Put on your Hazard lights
...stop accelerating..
... put gear on neutral
....with engine still on, gradually steer off the road and apply handbrake.

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