Girl Friday is a worst case scenario kind of gal. I often think about what I’d do in an emergency.
If I drove my car into a body of water (on accident or because I was being pursued in a high speed chase), I’d make like Sydney Bristow and wait until the car was totally submerged, open the door and then take some air in via the tires. Of course I don’t anticipate this happening to me, but today I did found myself asking, “How would I stop my car if the brakes went out?”
I had my brakes worked on in September, but today I drove to work and noticed the breaks felt squishy and the BRAKE light remained lit even after I disengaged the parking brake. I left work early and dropped off my car at the shop and later learned that the lines are totally shot and need to be replaced. So the moral of this story is, always plan for the worst case scenario.
Before I embarked on my drive from work to the shop, I Googled my concern and learned that I could coast, pump my brakes, down shift, gently use my parking break, tap the back of a car traveling the same speed as me, hit the rubber of the tire up against the guard rail, drive into shrubs or grass, and even hit a tree less than four inches in diameter.
Things I never knew, but now I’m glad I do. Don’t you?