How to stop a car with defective brakes. Slowing down without brakes

God forbid you to experience the chilling feeling of horror when the brake pedal falls to the floor, and the car continues to move forward at the same speed.

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causes of sudden failure of the brakes

Damage or wear of the brake pads are not included in this list, since such a malfunction of the braking system of the vehicle manifest themselves slowly and gradually, giving the opportunity to find the cause of reducing the efficiency of the brakes. Damage, breakage of the brake hose (at least – in the pipeline) or rupture of the cuff in the cylinder of the actuator is one of the most frequent causes release of the brakes out of action. A depressurization of the hydraulic or pneumatic brake system leads to leakage, and a sharp drop in the level of brake fluid and ingress of air. The result is a pedal crammed to the floor and the braking effect is not at all. It is also so that the brake system is defective, but the brake pedal does not respond to effort. The reason can be failure of the pedal itself, so banal bottle of water rolled down from under the seat and "lying" exactly under the brake pedal. In real road situation it makes no sense, and no time to find out the cause of a malfunction of the brakes, the urgent question: "How to stop the vehicle with minimal harm to life and health, as their and their passengers and other road users?"


Performed a few energetic strokes of the pedal. This procedure will help in the following cases: — if the brake system of your vehicle dual circuit, when the failure of one of contours can energetic work the brake pedal to create the necessary pressure of the brake fluid in the intact loop, and the machine isn't as effective, but still will be slow down; — if a system is exposed to the air, after a few active and accented strokes of the pedal you will most likely be able to create in brake pressure necessary for actuation of the brakes; — if the damaged cuff and liquid through them either bypassed or out, but still some amount is present in the system, repeated plunging of the brake pedal, despite the loss of brake fluid, will help to stop the car.

engine Braking

Sequentially from the highest gear to the lowest, trying to get down the clutch pedal to a minimum: a vigorous clutch, fast on a lower gear and immediate releasing of the pedal. Before enabling low transmission, you must remove your foot from the accelerator pedal, it moderates "gas".


Click on the button fixing the position of the Parking brake lever and hold, smoothly-smoothly pull the handbrake lever itself. Keep the button depressed throughout the braking time, gradually adjusting thus the load on the brake system. Be aware that when braking the handbrake it is possible to skid due to locking of the rear wheels, especially when braking is performed on the curve or on the curve. When skidding, you should release the Parking brake lever down to align the position of the car and try again on the straight stretch of highway.


Braking the wheels or body on the curb, separation beams, barrier or any structure on the side of the road are extreme ways of stopping the car with a faulty brake system. Even in the extreme Arsenal of ways to stop the congresses are on the side of the road, into the roadside bushes, in a plowed field, and in winter – snow piles or drifts. The most risky way stop "tidy crash" — braking a gentle blow in front of the truck. To mitigate the impact it is desirable that the speed of the cars were the same. Before the planned collision should take care that the passengers were wearing seat belts and took a steady reliable posture. In conclusion, we wish that the information gleaned from this article, you never had to. Let the brakes of your car will be in good working order and the motion on it is safe and brings only positive emotions! Good luck to you!

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