What is the next step if your car brakes stopped working suddenly? Did you ever think about this? Or did you have this kind of experience? Do not worry. In this article, you will find a complete answer to this question with in-depth details.
How does Brake System work?
Usually, cars with hydraulic brake systems have the main brake master cylinder, which puts pressure on the piston and pushes the disk to the brake fluid of the master cylinder.
After that, the brake oil is piped to the piston in the brake caliper or the brake cylinder (wheel solder) of the wheels by means of small tubes and hoses, which are mounted on the brake pads or liner brake discs or drums to stop the vehicle.
What is the reason for Brakes Stopped Working?
If your vehicle has brake fluid leak or brake line cut out, the break will stop working when you push the brake paddle. So it can be a disaster. Most of the time, you will have to face the accident, if you don’t know how to handle this situation.
How to Deal with Car Brakes Stopped Working Suddenly?
In the first step, try to pump the brake if your vehicle brakes stopped working. If there is a small leak in the brake line or brake fluid tank, it will help to pump more brake fluid into the system and control the vehicle.
If your vehicle still not stopped, you have to use the emergency brake. If an emergency brake is not working, it means there is a problem with the brake system.
What should I do next?
If your emergence brake is not working now, you have to use the engine brake system.
You can use the engine brake system by using the transmission system. I will explain how to use a transmission system to slow down your vehicle.
There are three kinds of vehicle transmission systems. Those are Manual, Automatic, Tiptronic automatic transmission.
Manual Transmission Vehicle.
You can down-shift your vehicle gear and preform engine braking. Then your vehicle will slow down. (Usually, a lot of drivers make this as a habit to slow down their vehicle)
Automatic Transmission Vehicle
Push the brake paddle and shift to lower gear .then wait for slow down your car after that shift to next gear (1-2-3-L-B).
Triptonic Transmission Vehicle,
You can get your car shifting to manual mode. Then you can down-shift your vehicle gear to down.
What if Still Me Unable to Stop The Vehicle?
Sometime you will not be able to stop the car even you do all above mention things,
So at that time, you have to hit your car on something like a concrete wall, a bridge, or a fence. Most of that doesn’t choose some public place to do this. So you have to find a safe place.
Also, the better place is bank or mound. It will help you to reduce the damage to your car.
There have other tricks to do. That is riding your vehicle on a soft area like the beach, mud road, and sand road.
Always care about your safety of passenger’s safety. At last, you can trust your vehicle safety system (seat belts and airbags). So always wear a seat belt. And it will save your life and other passenger life.
Also, when you service your vehicle, inform the mechanic about the brake system. That way, you can fix if there have any issues with your brake system.
So those are all about things you can do when Your Car Brakes Stopped Working Suddenly. I hope you get useful information in this article. Thank you for reading. I will see you in the next post.