One time, I came out to my car for my lunch break. I walked to the side of the parking garage where I parked. No car. Omg stolen... look to the other side. My car is backed in. The realization that my parking brake wasn’t on and my car has slowly rolled backwards exactly into an open spot. Holy shit.
Edit: It is a manual car for all the questions about it being in park. Manuals don’t have a “park” option. It needs to be in a gear when you turn it off, or have the parking brake set. But you seriously should do both.
You should have bought a lottery ticket that day too. Damn!
I know right? This wasn’t even my closest call. I was halfway up the stairs to my apartment when I saw it go rolling by. RUN. RUN. RUN. Shit! Someone is backing up and doesn’t see my car rolling towards them. “HEY!!!!! HEY! HEY!!!!!” She backs up to about a millimeter from my car, and pulls forward. Holy shit! Get in the car and press the brake. Die inside for a second. Pull into the spot and put the brake on.
Now, I use the brake AND put it into 1st gear. Sometimes I forget one, but never both.
I always use the brake, on any non flat surface I pull it into 4th. Enough to keep it still if the brake fails, not a synchro I stress so it doesn’t wear on more important ones, and if it somehow is getting towed and is left in gear, it won’t totally blow up like it would in 1st.
Never thought about the tow aspect. Good call lol.
Heard of a bmw getting towed for something minor, but essentially was towed and was cruising at 14k rpm in first the whole way back. Ended in a near complete engine rebuild.
Is that on the owner to fix? Or the towing company for screwing up the car?
So I valet parked cars at a hotel in college. Bad ass Porsche pulls up and I park it in one of the spots at the front of the hotel instead of taking it to the lot, because that's what you do with a Porsche. We had 6 or so spots on an incline so I back it in and get out. I turn around an sure enough I forgot to put the e-break on and that bitch is rolling. Luckily enough that one spot had a drain in front of it and the car didn't pick up enough speed to roll over the grate. The owner sees the whole thing. He watched as I run my ass off to get in and park it correctly. He never says anything and went about his business.
...it was probably his backup Porsche.
Bumper sticker says 'My other car is also a Porche"
Get back to work dad.
That’s not true at all. Tow companies are liable for any damage they do to your car. If a car can’t safely be towed by a hook then they are obligated to bring a flatbed tow truck and put it on. It is their duty to mitigate any possible foreseeable damage. This does not apply to firefighters if you park in front of a hydrant. They can total your car and you’re shit out of luck. Nobody is paying for that except the owner, unless you have a super expensive insurance with special terms.
I saw a FDNY break a car's windows to pass a hose through. They wound up not needing the hose after all. I'm pretty sure he just did it to make sure the asshole who owned the car remembers to not park in front of a hydrant.
Even if you have expensive insurance with special terms, unless it has "damage by firefighter" specifically covered, they will find a way out of paying you, possibly even if it's actually illegal and against your policy terms (taking the bet that you won't sue, or won't be able to hire a good enough lawyer to win).
I guess it's more that I see tow signs in private business which state towing we be at the owners expense so I kinda lumped it with that. Thanks for the insight.
Very true, cop tried to have my friends lowered vette towed and they dropped it because they couldnt do it without causing damage to the front end, but they sure as hell tried every way to do it until giving up
I accidentally put on the parking brake before towing a car with my RV. I only made it 40-50 feet before I could feel that something was wrong (and that was already enough to nearly shred two back tires).
I know the level of resistance isn't the same, but I don't understand how someone could go that far without realizing something was wrong. Wow.
After the engine grenaded i am sure it felt smooth as could be
Had a VW bus towed in 2nd at 55mph for about 5 miles. Flipped the fanbelt inside out and blew the fuel line off the carb, spraying gas everywhere (mechanic pump driven by engine).
Fixed the belt and fuel line and put another 100k on the motor.
Had a VW bus towed in 2nd at 55mph
Had a VW bus towed in 2nd at 55mph
There's an HOA horror story on Reddit of a Nissan GTR owner whose car got mistakenly towed from his driveway. All-wheel drive, differential and transmission completely trashed, warranty voided. There's a bit more to the story and it's quite a worthwhile read.
The tow truck driver and son were waiting trial. How can that be the final update?!
Trials can take ages. Couple hopefully got a decent insurance settlement and fresh start to their newly married life together with a brand new Porsche. HOA calmed down and the drama is over. Hopefully the lack of update means they've moved on and are living happily ever after.
Awaiting trial for breaking into his place and trashing it.
That's what I'm pointing out. I need closure lol
So the tow truck driver didn't know to lift the car by the driven wheels?
Weird that it ran without the key, but sounds like it bump started while being towed. Definitely better than it being off while towed!
Later it transformed into a walking talking sentient robot from another world. Together we defeated Megatron and saved our planet. That old Jeep did a a lot of weird things...
Hound reporting for duty!
One snowy night my husband was getting off work. Our ignition was broken so you needed the key to turn it on, but could pull the key right out and it would still be running. Now if you live in a cold area you know it's important to warm up your car, so he, for some reason, took the key back in with him to finish and lock up. Gets home, wakes me up at midnight freaking out, "I can't turn off the car!" I was super groggy and had no idea what to do. Eventually my husband was able to turn it off with a small screwdriver but we couldn't turn it back on again without the key.
The next morning we go back to find the key at about 7 am, but someone had been up bright and early to plow the entire lot.
We searched for hours and hours for the keys. Eventually, after searching through the high snow Banks a few times, for hours at a time, we gave up and had to go have the car re-keyed, it was expensive, and we couldn't afford it, but it had to be done.
Spring had sprung a few months later and we had pretty much forgotten about the keys when my husband's boss (we worked in the same gas station but I worked in the subway restaurant connected) and brought me a rusty old keychain that he spotted next to the dumpster, they had been so close and yet so far.
I find it's episodes like these that seem to define our lives.
My old 94 Cherokee you could start without the key by the end of its life, not 100% sure when it happened bit i drove that thing down to 260k miles
Thank you for that. Going to start parking my car in 4th instead of 1st
I had to learn about putting it into 1st gear (manual) AND parking brake the hard way as well. Was on a slight incline with only the p-brake on and I was halfway up the walkway when my buddy saw it rolling i to the road and about to go over the edge. I ran so godamn fast, but thankfully it scraped over a rock which saved it. Only minor scratches 😬
Good time to jump in and say that if you park facing uphill you want to put your car in 1st or 2nd, but if you park facing down hill use reverse. Always use the parking break.
My dad taught me to also turn your wheels if you're on a hill. That way it should never go too far if something happens
Jeez. I had a similar thing happen. It was my first week at a new job, and I had a 2003 Hyundai tiburon GT. Little thing, manual 6 speed. Got up to the 3rd floor (business suite), look out the window and see my car just slowly accelerating to the other side of the parking lot, about 100ft away. I shit myself. It landed right beside another car, in another spot.
Since then I've been super paranoid about inclines and parking in gear and, you bet, the parking break. Lesson learned lol
For sticks, you should use reverse and the the ebrake for parking.
You should alway leave it in gear.
Man! I was always taught as a kid, parking break, in gear, tires facing away from curb if parked facing uphill, towards the curb if facing downhill. That way you have multiple redundancies. But yeah, I always just leave my car in gear when i pull in places and shut off the car with my feet on brakes and clutch. Then pull parking brake and get out. But if you werent kinda drilled on that stuff, it isnt the easiest thing to think about. And totally can lead to incidents like that!
I don't know why people say things like this. Don't you think all of their luck for the day was used up already?
Maybe they're on a roll.
Like the raptors till their coach called a timeout.
That's what gamblers always say!
Yes but today’s different I can feel it. Double down!
I used to work in a gas station that gave free coffees to police/firefighters/military/emt. Tbecause of this, and the centralized location it became a kind of "hang out" for cops on their breaks. I'm not a big fan of cops, but these guys were okay, and they were wisecrackers, and young, talked about COD and other games a lot, and they were pretty nerdy so they were Ok in my book.
Now I had a baby and at the time I was working full time at the gas station and my husband was a stay at home dad, so we didn't have a lot of money, my car tags came up and I was late to take care of them.
I usually drive myself to work, and I got to work and got busy. After a few hours those cop Bros came in, they said something about cars getting towed, I said it wasn't my car was it? They asked what the make and model was so I told them and they were like "yeah, that's the one" they were grinning so I really didn't believe them, but just to be safe I ran outside to check and my car was gone! I started having a full on panic attack and came back inside, if I couldn't even afford my tags at the moment I definitely couldn't afford to get my car out of tow. I come in breathing funny, with tears on my face "my car is gone! What do I do!"
Cop Bros looked at each other funny, and confused, they said they were just joking about it being my red car, and that they saw a minivan getting towed from the other side of the lot that had been there for a while. I tell them "oh my God it's been stolen!"
I call my husband crying and freaking out, because our car is everything. And he goes wait what? I finally calmed down enough to explain that the car had disappeared.band he says "slow down babe, I drove you to work today.."
I would do this. I would do all of this
My husband used to drop me off at work all the time. But there was one day that I decided to drive myself and then after work I waited outside for him to pick me up for like an hour. Finally, it got dark. There were only a few cars left in the parking lot and I realized one of them was mine.
I'm not a big fan of cops
I'm not a big fan of cops
It's amusing that on Reddit you have to qualify a story with a statement like this.
A guy where I worked parked his car at a 7-11 and it rolled backwards, went across a 4 lane street and rolled into a gas station right next to the pump. He said, "I thought my car was stolen, I called the police and gave them the entire description with license plate, then I looked across the street and saw my car so I told the operator "Hurry, I think the guy who stole it is trying to get gas across the street right now."". Then he went across the street and realized nobody was even with it and the store clerk told him what they saw. He gets in his car super relieved, and is promptly swarmed by 2 cop cars who wanted to arrest him for stealing his own car.
Dude your car might be an Autobot
Haha, not gonna lie, that might've crossed my mind had this happened to me.
My first car was wrecked by a newspaper truck. This gentleman had the opposite luck. He got out of the truck, and it was still in drive. So he leapt into the drivers seat, and slammed the gas rather than the break, causing the truck to ram into my car and push it into six others parked infront of me (we were parked along a side street). No one bothered to tell me they had wrecked my car, even though I was working in the newspaper building as it happened.
Similar experience. My first car was a manual transmission and I forgot to put the parking brake on in my regular parking spot which is on a very slight incline. Went into my townhouse for a few minutes and came out to find my car was not there...a few seconds later I could see that it appeared wedged at an angle between 2 cars in an empty parking spot.
My heart sank and I rushed over to see the damage I had done, but was shocked to find out that my rear bumper was a few inches away from one car and my front was maybe an inch away from another. There was no damage to my car or the others...I had completely missed them.
I still don't know how this was possible as my car didn't simply roll straight back, it actually shifted over a spot. It was either blind luck or somebody saw what was happening and guided the car gently to its resting place. Either way, I considered myself lucky!
My husband did this with MY car when he borrowed it once, since I drive a manual and he doesn't. Why he even told me about it I'll never understand. He got lucky that day!
Happened to me too in an alley behind my house. Ran inside to grab something. Came out and my car was gone. It rolled 20ft before a rock stopped the wheel. If it had not stopped it would have gone across steeet and down a hill, probably hitting a house or another car.
I’m dying laughing that commenters don’t know how a manual works. LOL.
But you probably should get in the habit of leaving it in a gear. :)
Or somebody had a joyride and when they came back, the spot was taken, so they put it there. Or maybe your car didnt liked that spot.... imagine cars with IAs that will turn themselves on and park somewhere else, "dude, where is my car?" minigame
I did that while grocery shopping once, except it rolled into another car. I didn't see any damage so figured I could just drive off. I end up having a cop show up at my door like 30 min later asking if it was my car outside. Ended up charging me with unattended hit and run.
Moral: always always leave your insurance info, even if your done see damage.
I did that to a friend of mine. He drives a manual and never locks his car so one day I popped it in neutral and pushed it to the very back of the lot.
Was once on my way home from a road trip. Getting late, the stars and moon were out so I pull off the highway (onto the shoulder) to take a picture.
As I'm outside the car taking it, I realize the car is pulling away slowly... I left it in drive with the emergency brake on.
Dude someone totally took your car for a spin Ferris Bueller style but when they came to return it there must have been a car in your spot
Damn... hope they enjoyed my 2011 Hyundai Elantra Blue. “It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.”
It was only later when he found the elderly lady that died pinned under his vehicle.
Dude, this happened to me at university one day, I was on a parking garage parked on the angle bit. I went front-in, and it backed itself into an open spot on the opposite side, one spot down the grade. I was so confused... I was like I did NOT park there, and my dad (only other key) is 3 hours away.
You got lucky with that one.
Don't tell the wife!
They wait until the coast is clear before they attempt their escape
They wait until the coast is clear before they're clear to coast
They wait until the coast is coast before they 're coast to coast
They wait until Space Ghost Coast to Coast is on
They wait until the Ghost who makes the Roast goes Coast to Coast
They wait until the coast roast boasts of toast?
They wait until the coast is clear before they boast an attempt to roast the toast.
They wait because Ghost didn't get pet till the last episode.
They wait till they roast the ghost and boast the coast.
If guns don't kill people, people kill people.
Then that means toasters don't toast toast... Toast toast toast.
This has gone on way too long
And I would have gotten away if it weren't for those pesky kids!!
What everyone is trying to say is... They go when they go, and go and go
Coast coast coast coast coast coast coast coast.
You’re an icon.
I had a car do this in my driveway once. Can confirm. They don't start rolling away until the coast is clear.
Christine, is that you?
There is only a tiny bit of acceleration available, so it takes a while for the car to speed up to a point where it becomes noticeable.
This must be what's the problem for all those idiots in front of me when the light turns green.
Nah, the car didn't have to finish sending a text
Yeah. It takes inertia to send it.
Inertia 5g is faster, but dangerous.
I need to cut down on the video games because I legit thought "not much hp" meant close to dying for like a full minute.
That’s actually where hp comes from. When D&D first came around Gygax and Arneson were trying to come up with a good analogy for losing energy and they thought horse power was a pretty good analogy. Losing “horse power” seems kinda silly, so they decided to abbreviate it to HP. Then they later thought it might make sense to call it “hit points”.
TL;DR: I’m a liar and made that story up.
Holy shit you totally had me! Good on you.
This right here is my favorite kind of bullshit. My dad used to do this and unfortunately for most of my friends, so do I! Definitely let's you know who the gullible ones are.
like almost 20 years ago now i was hanging out with friends in a tree house trading pokemon cards and this one neighbor kid kept saying ‘horse power’ instead of ‘hit points’ even after everyone lmao’d and corrected him
so now i’ll randomly call it horse power every now and then just to be a shit head lol
Ahahaha brilliant! Tbf mate considering that car of mine was on abt 165k miles when I got it you'd still be right thinking it's close to dying!
or switch to driving sims
Funny, my old shitty car (92 Buick Century) had the most ridiculous idle speed I've ever experienced. If you so much as let off the brake just a tiny bit that bitch was trying to take off. I'm pretty sure it idled at over 10mph. Actually got bitched at once because of it, was idling through a neighborhood with a 5mph limit and a woman yelled at me to slow down, I stopped to explain and she freaked out and ran into her house thinking I was going to murder her or something. What a fuckin nut bag...
Mine did that but only if I was trying to brake without moving down to 2nd gear from 3rd then it'll try to jump right back to abt 14mph. On a sidenote what hellhole would have a speed limit of 5mph that should be a violation against human right that! But then it'd also explain the nuttiness of that woman i guess, it must be a heavy toll on you having to crawl in and out of your neighbourhood at less than 5mph everyday!!
Yeah, I was visiting a friend at his dad's condo, it was a private road and had 5MPH signs plastered all over the place. Been there many times and that was the only time someone actually had an issue with me idling through the complex.
5mph? That's slower than parking lot speed, what idiot would set it that low? That's like easy roll speed, my car doesn't even have a marker for that (though I'm in Canada so the mph markers are secondary to the km/h ones).
I see you’ve been driving behind my 1990 Toyota Camry carrying 4 people
Or just a crappy car lol, old one was only an 09 under 100k but a terrible engine. Started misfiring and always had engine problems. It's 0 to 60 is teeeerrible. Seemed to be a common issue with these cars too
That's usually an easy fix. It's either plugs or wires/coils.
Ignoring the other 150 things it could be I suppose
Imo Misfiring is almost always a simple fix unless there is a significant mechanical or computer problem. Timing issues rarely are an issue anymore. It is basically what I said, you can throw in vacuum leaks. Check codes. I've been working on my own cars for too many years to say.
Basically, pull the codes. Go to one of the chains they'll do it for free. Tells you what cylinder. Ops car almost certainly has coils. So find the misfiring cylinder, then switch coils, if it moves it is the coil, even in a wasted spark system like a lot of Toyotas. If it doesn't move, plugs or wires if wasted spark. Vacuum leaks usually won't fire a code but you'll run real rough.
That covers literally 90pct. Not saying there aren't bizarre Gremlins though. You are right there.
Edit. Many people don't know the difference between running rough and a misfire. I'm talking only about misfires.
It's more the people who literally don't move that are the problem, the one's who go slow can be annoying, but at least they're paying some kind of attention
My favorite are the people who spend the entire red light inching up and are always the last to go when it turns green.
Every single time, I've never seen a creeper actually go when the light turns
Yeah that's fair enough, got stuck behind someone that was doing their nails when the light changed, someone behind me hooted at them and I was just watching how they like, slowly tuck the nail polish and what not away then started moving...
What's more dickheadish? Revving your engine or holding everyone up and causing people to not make it through a green?
I feel like it should be a social responsibility to fuckin floor it at lights to keep traffic flowing
Seriously everyone. Stop driving like maniacs.
If you speed 10 miles over the speed limit and you have a half hour drive home you could possibly get there 5 minutes faster. However that's without a single slow down. Once traffic lights are involved you don't get there any faster.
I drive for a living and I don't know how many times I see people weaving in and out of traffic and driving like maniacs only to be right next to them at a light 5 miles down the road.
It burns more gas, puts a lot more wear and tear on your car and most importantly it endangers you and the people around you. Car accidents are the leading cause of accidental death and the leading cause of death overall to people under 35. Slow down. A minute or two on a hour drive isn't worth it.
So what you're saying is if I'm going to be late to work by 5 minutes or less I just have to go 10mph above the speed limit?
It means you can sleep five minutes longer in the morning, yep
I believe u/Taco_Pie is complaining about people who are so engrossed in their phone that they don't even notice when the light turns green.
The other day, I was the first vehicle stopped at a red light and there was a lady in a car behind me screwing around on her phone. The light turned green, and I pulled away. I was a block away before she finally pulled through the intersection. I'm not even exaggerating. She forced 5 or 6 cars to sit through a second cycle at that light.
This is daily, at every intersection, in Seattle.
This is daily, at every intersection, in Seattle The USA.
I see it constantly. And they have the audacity to get mad at me for honking at let them to let them know the light is green.
I get irrationally mad at people who are in the left lane and refuse to let anyone by them because they are going 42 in a 42. Id argue this type of driving causes accidents as well.
I agree with that. Driving slower than everyone else is just as dangerous as driving faster. I'm not advocating everyone go exactly the speed limit. Just that they drive safely.
That’s not irrational.
Sometimes they wait 2.
Reporting for duty sir
Are you one of those people that people that doesn’t bother paying attention to the road until someone honks?
No but I do drive a commercial vehicle and I start off nice and slow so my tools and equipment don't get shifted. I ain't flooring it for your impatient ass :)
I’ve seen people camp for 4 or 5 seconds before they go, on a 15 second light... sad.
Sounds normal, in my town 3+ people are still running the light once it turns green. I'm not trying to get T-boned.
I usually start moving pretty quickly, but in certain intersections, I have to make sure the red light cheaters have all passed thru. (I live in metro Atlanta, notorious for terrible driving and traffic).
In the UK they have a yellow light after red to prepare people to get moving... it was amazing ... traffic flow was so much better over there ...
The green light needs to warm up a little first... takes time to come to full strength.. /s
And it is overcoming all the friction that doesn't want to move. The friction in the wheel bearings, u-joints, rear gear, etc. Once it overcomes all that friction it takes off.
This isn’t the standard physical model. If the force on an object is constant and the object isn’t moving, it will never move. Dynamic friction can decrease the force (making an object that is already accelerating slowly accelerate even more slowly). But in this case the answer is mostly about inertia.
I think people are expressing it imprecisely. The car is able to overcome those forces, but only slightly. So, notable movement takes a moment. The perception is no movement then movement when it's really very tiny but increasing. That seems like a more useful layman description that isn't breaking the more precise physics understanding. Anyway, just riffing a bit.
It may be that getting out of the car reduces the static friction by the exact amount that is needed for the force of gravity to start accelerating the car. Sitting in the car, no movement. Get out, and the car begins, imperceptibly at first, to roll, building up speed quickly, (although terminal speed is also rather low.)
you're telling me the car is shy?
transformers. robots in disguise
Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.
Ok, but what if bumblebee transforms into a bumblebee, flies inside megatron's ass, then transforms into his robot form causing megatron to explode and die?
That's enough Transformers for today.
What if Bumblebee transforms into a robot and shoves Megatron up his ass in gun form and transforms back to a car?
Rolling resistance and inertia needs to be slowly overcome by the force of gravity.
I own a 65 mustang. the parking brake is .... touchy. You can put it into park, but you have to let it coast a second to feel the prawl get into place. You hear the transmission click.
Edit : parking break should be automatic shifter. adding... you can put it in park, and the car will act like its in park, but then the prawl doesn't engage and it will roll exactly like this. I parked mine once a bit too quickly, and came back to find it 30 feet away against a bush.
By "parking brake" you mean shifting the gear stick into park right? If so then does your mustang not have a handbrake that you can use to ensure that it doesn't roll away?
ugh... too much morning and not enough coffee.
IF this is automatic, I meant the shifter.
yes, they have a parking break, and they .... act like they work. they require constant adjustments which are done under the car. You have to jack it up to get there. They are rarely adjusted correctly.
Kinetic energy overpowering static energy.
Friction can be static, before it rolls away, and dynamic once it's moving. Static friction, or stiction, is generally greater.
People are saying it’s due to inertia, but the car may have also rolled out of 1st gear after a second.
Fords had a bad habit of falling out of gear for a while there. Not sure if this is one of the affected transmissions but maybe.
After seeing him leave the door open I wasn't surprised he didn't use the emergency brake as well
he probably did. i have a 50 year old car; the parking brake is made by some place called schrodenger from what i can tell.
So the brake does and does not work?
Yes and no.
Off and on.
50 percent of the time
100% of 50 percent of the time
So that was the problem with the car in the gif. He stopped observing the car so the emergency brake was both applied and not applied.
Schrödingers brake. You never know if it is working, until you need it.
My cars only 10 years old and the last time I used the parking brake it never fully released and tore the shit out of my rear rotors.... I use a block of aluminum now.
I have this almost exact car (64 1/2 Mustang). My emergency brake broke the linkage about 25 years ago. I just leave it in gear and the drum brakes seize up so no worries there.
I just looked up the price of a 64 mustang brake cable because I was thinking, man that should be a cheap fix especially with such a large aftermarket base for these cars.
Would fix your seized up drums in the rear though. Shoes and a rebuild kit are pretty cheap even the brake cylinders are cheap on these.
It's not too bad. It's actually the left front brake that keeps seizing, the adjusting mechanism has worn out over 50+ years and I've just been too lazy to fix it. The brakes and almost all the mechanical has been redone. Now I get to do the body work (25k est min).
I did most the work with a buddy that worked as a mechanic. The exception being I had my shitshop guy do all the bushings and the leaf springs. He charged me an arm and a leg but I know how hard those were to get off after ~half a century.
Pulling the parking brake doesnt always mean the brakes are engaged
That's why I leave my car on cinder blocks at all times
That's one Trans Am that isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
I just leave mine in 1st
Emergency brake? You mean the handbrake?
In the US, most of their cars are automatic and some cars don't even have hand brake, they have "emergency brake"/parking brake underneath the steering wheel. So even when some cars do have hand brake, they mostly don't use it and just set the gear to P instead to park.
Depending on where you live (US) it's commonly referred to as emergency brake. Also, some emergency/parking brake is actually a foot pedal instead of a hand brake.
Fair enough. I just am a little confused why it's an emergency when it's daily operation
Flawless. Dude got his priorities right
some of them. putting his car into park wasn't high on the list
I’m guessing that’s a manual transmission and the guy drives an automatic. There is no park, you have to engage the parking brake.
Am I the only one who uses the parking brake on all vehicles I drive?
I use it every time, my car cost to much to just let it move without my consent. It grates on me when I’m in someone’s car and they don’t use it.
I think it's much better on your transmission if you put on your parking brake, especially on a slight hill. When you get back in your car and put it in drive, if there's any weight sitting on that gear then it's harder on the transmission. Now I have an old pos car that the parking brake doesn't work and the compression is shot, so I have no choice and I hear a nice clunk when I put it in gear after getting back in.
Sometimes on a big incline I will.
Shit into neutral.
Put on e-Brake.
Let off of foot brake.
Shift into park.
Then there is no pressure on the tranny.
Neutral shits. Nice.
I believe they're also called "Swiss Shits".
Neutral shits are the best.
Is this how I’m supposed to park? This wasn’t covered in driving school. Didn’t even know neutral had a purpose. Thought it was for pushing dead cars.
You really aren't going to save any wear on an automatic parking with that procedure. When you put it in park, in engages a parking pawl, which is basically a pin that locks into place to stop the car from moving. The transmission is absolutely designed to allow the car's weight to rest against that pawl, and no gears are engaged. Park is just neutral plus the parking pawl. If you really want to make sure there's no weight on the transmission however, you can just engage the e brake while stopped, then shift into park. That'll have the same effect without the extra step of shifting until neutral first.
Same. I was taught to use it when I learned to drive, and it is habit now. When I got married it drove my wife crazy for about a year, but now I've got her doing it too.
My mom and sister were making fun of me and my dad for putting on the parking break every time we stop. My mom goes off about how that can’t be good for your car when you aren’t on a hill. I’ve shown them a few r/idiotsincars videos of people hitting parked cars without the break that then roll. They now both use the parking break.
I do. It annoys my husband when i engage the brake in his car and pisses me off when he doesnt use it in mine. I'm like so what its an automatic why strain the transmission for no reason. There's a parking brake in an automatic.
Do you engage the parking break before putting it in gear? Switch to neutral, engage, switch to park or else this is doing very little to not strain the tranny.
Hey man it's 2019. You can't say that anymore. :P
Nope. One, it keeps your parking brake from freezing up. Two, it means your car is resting on the rear brakes instead of on the transmission's parking pawl, which if you have seen what a pawl is, that's not much! It's cheap simple insurance against putting strain on what's probably the most complicated and expensive single part in the car. I got into the habit driving stick but do it with automatics too.
Two, it means your car is resting on the rear brakes instead of on the transmission's parking pawl, which if you have seen what a pawl is, that's not much!
Two, it means your car is resting on the rear brakes instead of on the transmission's parking pawl, which if you have seen what a pawl is, that's not much!
It's as much as it needs to be. Failure of parking pawls on modern cars is almost unheard of. There's a huge amount of mechanical advantage between the wheels and the parking pawl, so it doesn't need to be very large.
I had a piece of shit Ford for 17 years putting "strain" on the pawl and it never had an issue.
It's designed to be used, you're not going to fuck it unless you're talking about ultra inclines and applying other outside forces.
Always. Also when stopped in traffic or at lights since I dislike pressing brakes for 3 minutes straight.
I don’t even think about it. It’s like seatbelts you just use it.
I do it every time. I get criticised for it a lot, because apparently, is annoying to take it off.
What, you mean pulling the little release hande? Yeah, I can see how fucking difficult that is.
Right?? And is people who doesn't even drive my car. Like, I like using it, it make sense to do it, leave me alone.
Everyone at work complains because I engage the e-brake on all the cars I use when I get out.
But I drive a manual, and it's muscle memory. Also, I'm not going to start varying my routine on the off chance I might forget my e-brake on my own car one day because of it.
So they can just deal with it.
I hate how the car rocks after you put it into park and release the foot pedal when the parking brake is not engaged, so I have always used it.
No, that's how you are supposed to do it. That's why it's called the parking brake. Even drivers ed teaches you that
While you’re not alone, there’s a sadly low percent of people who do
So do I, and I'm confused as to why no one else does. If I ever drive someone else's car, the parking brake is never engaged when I get in.
Yah even on automatic cars you are supposed to use the parking brake.
My fiance does. I don’t, unless it’s his car. It isn’t a BAD idea.
I drive an automatic. Although coming from 25 years of driving only manuals. It's never occured to me not to use the handbrake!
Don't really have parking brakes unfortunately. Just these electronic switches and motors. Seriously, I don't know who thought that was a good idea. The whole point of the parking brake is to be simple and fail proof.
I agree with FARTBOX_DESTROYER, again.
Stop being reasonable or change your freakin' name!
Drive an auto, always use the parking brake. My wife makes fun of me for it, but I figure it's a good habit to have...
I had a guy make fun of me for turning my wheels into a curb when I parked on a hill.
Like, how is good practice funny?
I use it in my automatic if the surface isn't level. in automatic's there's a parking pawl in the trasmission to lock it when it's in park, but those can break under stress so when you're not level you should be using the parking brake anyway (and put on the parking break first before you let off the main brakes, so it brakes in a position putting less stress on the parking pawl)
you probably should no matter what, but on a flat surface its not got gravity stressing it from the car trying to roll away
I drive automatic but always use it when there's a slope, even if it's really minor.
Using the parking brake when you park is literally the only way that makes sense
Or put it in gear when you shut it off. Or use both the gearbox AND the parking brake like you're supposed to.
Putting it in gear by itself without the parking brake is slightly bad, causes more wear due to the tension on the gears when you try to release it, so yeah, both.
It might cause a tiny bit more wear, but it's inconsequential. Unless you're parking in San Francisco, maybe.
Or leave it in a gear
I've seen a left-in-gear car get jostled and pop out of gear, rolling backwards down a driveway into the neighbor's porch. I had warned this she person previously about only using the engine compression to hold the car in place, but they thought they knew better. It was not an old car, either, but a 2yo Civic.
The only people i know who use gears like this also have the handbrake on, and usually only do so when parked on hills. That way if one fails, there is a backup.
I live on a hill, so by default I end up leaving the car in gear and the wheels turned toward/away from the kerb (as appropriate) and obviously the handbrake applied. Pretty much guarantees it'll still be there when I get back to it..
My dad(and life later) taught me not to just rely on the handbrake on any incline. Turn the wheels and leave it in gear where it won't roll (reverse downhill and 1st uphill).
I drove both a manual and automatic. Both have handbrakes. Both get used the same way. I mean who parks anywhere without using it?
Heck, I use it if I'm stopped more than 20 seconds.
You don't live in a wet freezing country?
Handbrakes only for short stops or in summer.
In winter I put it in gear or even put wheel chocks when on a steep hill.
It only takes one frozen handbrake to ruin your day.
yes, I could agree to that
Owning a classic Mustang convertible is a priority.
Ah yes, priorities
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I mean, if he hadn't he probably would have a car without roof now depending on the force of penetration
Not really true. Guessing this is a manual and he just thought the ground was level enough to leave it for a second. Every manual driver I know puts the parking brake on when they park their car. Only other way is to leave it in gear.
Most if not all automatic transmissions have a neutral position.
But it's hard to tell what this guy is doing really.
In Australia, everyone uses the park brake on all types of cars.
You should ALWAYS leave your car in gear in unison with setting your parking brake.
Yeah it's a stick. When he dives in headfirst he goes for the floorboard left of the clutch. That's where the e brake is on most older cars.
Not sure I’d fully agree here.
I’ve always heard it called the parking brake for manual transmission cars and emergency brake for automatics. Granted, the owners manual does still call it a parking brake.
Unless I’m in San Fran or somewhere with real hills, I don’t use the “emergency” brake for an automatic. Most of the hills in IL don’t even warrant turning the wheel away from the curb. But when I drove stick, I always used the parking brake, and turned the wheel according (still remember the saying for curbs: up up away with TWA)
Yeah, like 99% of people I know don't use the parking brake as intended. I started doing it in all vehicles I drive now after reading that you should use your parking brake, even on automatic transmissions. I think the reason why a lot of people don't do this is because Park on an auto transmission will prevent the vehicle from moving to an extent, and a lot of us learned how to operate a vehicle at 14 years old. Being a teenager, obviously you know everything and don't need to listen to everything the driving instructor tells you. I dOnT nEeD tO uSe ThE pArKiNg BrAkE
I've been driving for ~10 years and have never used my hand brake and never had a problem yet
Have you driven a manual on a steep incline in bumper to bumper traffic yet?
I used to just use park until I did some digging. Here's a quote from this article.
Most vehicle manufacturers and auto mechanics do not recommend using the transmission's parking pawl as the sole means of securing a parked vehicle, instead recommending it should only be engaged after first applying the vehicle's parking brake.
Most vehicle manufacturers and auto mechanics do not recommend using the transmission's parking pawl as the sole means of securing a parked vehicle, instead recommending it should only be engaged after first applying the vehicle's parking brake.
They are just covering their asses. Better to tell people to use two safety features at once than to face their complains when one of them fails.
I don't understand why people don't use their goddamn handbrakes. It takes less than a second to use it and it guarantees that your vehicle won't roll away, regardless of where you park it.
I always use the parking brake and one time a friend borrowed my car and fucked my brake by driving on the parking brake.
That guy is a scumbag and apparently it was my fault for using the parking brake like a pussy.
I always do a full systems check before starting or getting out of my car , it's a habit. Clutch in? Gear neutral? Belt on? Brake pedal in? Handbrake off? Good to go.
When parking I anyways like to let my engine idle a bit on account of the 30 year old turbo. While it idles I check it out. Handbrake on? Lights off? Clutch in, 4th gear? Turn off engine. Pop off the wheel, slide it under seat. Get out, lock the doors, good to go.
This is the first car I bought, and I want to make sure that I don't mess it up with a stupid mistake.
Lucky it didnt burst into flames.
Just rolled out of the shop lol
Doesn’t pull the hand brake or shut the door. Incredible
I'll give him a pass on the hand brake because sometimes the old ones don't work that well, but that door. Who just leaves the door hanging open?
He was like Jason Bourne saving this car.
HAHAH oh man....I did this when I was a kid
I pushed my mom's car a bit out of the garage and it started to roll down the driveway. Had to hop in really quickly and press the brake or else it would have rolled into a van
This sounds like a senior prank to me. Were your friends laughing in the background?
How is this funny??
It's not, so /r/funny is perfect for it.
More like sweatypalms
Some Reddit subs go through a phase called dying
how is this funny?
My dads gunna kill me
Who are these people that get out of a car and leave the door open?
I can't believe more people are not addressing this. That's the weirdest part of it for me.
He probably expected himself or someone to hop back in a second later.
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How is it that cars wait to start the roll, it happens in so many vids. Why not start rolling immediately? It’s like they understand comedic timing.
It takes a few moments for gravity to overcome friction.
If you ever try pushing your car in neutral, notice how it's difficult and slow at first. It takes you a bit to get it rolling, but when it does, it's much easier to push it at speed.
That's exactly what's happening, but instead of you pushing, it's gravity doing the work.
Often in those vids it's not a steep incline, meaning the potential energy is a lot lower and any rolling initially will appear imperceptible until kinetic energy builds up.
It still mesmerize me how people can leave their car without leaving it in gear, in P or with the handbrake on 😂
Yup. I have it ingrained in my head that as soon as I turn my car off, I put it in gear, handbrake on, remove keys.
It’s so odd when I drive my girlfriends car that is automatic and push to start. I put it in park, press a button, and just sit there feeling like I still have things to do.
First responder here. One of the weirdest calls I’ve been on was for a guy who attempted this. He ended up sandwiching himself between a tree and his car door in a ditch, effectively crushing his rib cage sideways. After seeing that I cannot recommend chasing rolling vehicles.
Why does this happen? Do cars in the US not have parking brakes?
This might look like a problem for someone living Europe, but you can't really compare them. The US is so large each state is the size of a country in europe. This car is basically stationary within the same small margin of error as a car in Europe using a parking brake.
That feel when you are trying to comprehend what they are trying to say and it defeats you.
I have re-read the comment about 10 times and still cannot understand what they are trying to say. How is the relative size of US states and European countries relevant to people using their parking brakes?
I think it was a joke. Because the US is so huge, when you scale it to the size of a European country, the rolling of the car in the US is the equivalent of minimal movement in a European country.
It was a parody on the often used "the US is so much bigger than Europe so (behaviour that seems absurd to Europeans) actually makes sense" argument
Most US cars have automatic transmissions, like 95% or more. When you put an automatic transmission into park, it doubles as a mini parking brake, and as a result nobody uses the parking brake, except people with manual transmissions.
I’m fairly certain that putting the weight of the car on “park” instead of the parking brake is really bad for the “park” mechanism.
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You’re right, doesn’t change the fact that people do it though.
It seems to be a US thing only though. I wonder why that is?
It's not. The U.S. has ~25% of the worlds total number of cars, yet less than 5% of its population. What you're seeing is selection bias.
Thats exactly why its so much more common in the US than anywhere else tho. You have more automatic cars and less people using the parking break.
Because the majority of our cars are automatic and that’s what we’re used to.
Really bad is an incredibly overblown way to look at it. I've driven a few cars that had been on the road for near 20 years without the handbrake being used and they were fine. It's a piece designed to survive small amounts of stress from average parking.
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Don't see it mentioned elsewhere in the comments but I think that dude dove down head-first and hit the brake pedal with his hand. Impressive.
I tried to do that once and got run over by my own car. What was so lame on my part turned into badassery as I then got up and drove myself, bleeding and hurt, to the Emergency Room. I then walked in and told them I'd been run over by a car.
They need more videos like this to balance out the “epic fails”.
While I was in the Army, I saw a medic park a humvee under a covered area on an embankment. She started to walk away and this happened, the steep embankment quicky accelerated the truck and it rolled, perfectly, through the center of two rows of personally owned vehicles for about 120 feet. In that time she ran it down, opened the door tried to jump in and her legs were nearly pulled under the truck. She pulled the E brake and it screeched to a stop. A few others and myself ran over, to make sure she was fine, and thankfully she was. The truck stopped about 10 feet from another embankment that would have sent the truck screaming into the packed, glass walled, gym.
WHY DO PEOPLE HATE THE HANDBRAKE
Also, while this had a happy ending. This is also a good way to run yourself over so YMMV
How come every time I see these kind of videos it’s like the car waits till the person leaves to start rolling like they’re doing it on purpose
HOW DO PEOPLE NOT USE THE PARKING BREAK EVERY TIME?!?
Holy fuck. Saved the door from damage first and manages to stop the roll.
That's a man who spent far too long restoring that car to let that happen.
I lost a car once like this. I was working at a golf course during the summers when I was in high school. It was a pretty steep golf course (the members called it "The Goat Hills") and I had a POS Cavalier with a manual transmission. I went to the club house to pick up my pay one afternoon and ended up sitting down inside talking to the owner for a while. The parking lot was pretty steep too, so I had left the car in gear and set the parking brake. After a while one of the regular golfers came in and says "Who's Cavalier was parked out front?" I said "What do you mean was?" and he calmly stated that it had taken off down the hill. I ran outside, and it was no where to be seen. It had rolled to the bottom of the lot, jumped an old railroad tie that kept people from parking in the grass, and at that point the wheels turned and it made a sharp turn down the hill and into the woods. It went between two large trees, and the rear bumper hit a smaller one that sort of bent over and slowed its roll. I started it up and drove it out. I had a dent on the front fender and the mirror on the passenger side was ripped off, but it was otherwise Ok. I started parking it on more level ground after that....
That happened to me once in my 1963 Corvair. It rolled backwards down a hill, out of a parking lot, across two lanes, into a second parking lot and stopped. Didn’t touch anything.
Why does it seem like cars wait till you’re just far enough away before they start to roll away.
His name is Ferris and it was his day off.
Dude hit the brake with his hand
You know you’re in a panic when you decide you should go ahead and hit that brake with your hand haha
1960-something Ford Mustang
Explain that flat earthers
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This isn't really funny, more like r/nonononoyes
This video made me visually nervous the whole time
I was expecting another car to speed into the garage just as the owner of the red car stepped out of it.
My neighbor did this with his truck when I was young. He was about to leave for work and realized he forgot something, the street has a very slight incline and by the time he came back out the truck had rolled down to where his driveway started, through his other neighbors yard and through the wall of their living room.
Luckily no one was in there at the time.
He got himself into and out of a pickle quick.
Out of the frying pan.... aaaand back into the frying pan!
How is this funny? It’s impressive and he did a great job of making sure he didn’t damage his car but it didn’t get a laugh from me.
Yep, it's only impressive because he made a 101 manual transmission mistake in the first place
How is this funny?? This subreddit sucks allowing videos like this
He's lucky he doesnt have a roof
This is Rocket League!
I was sitting at a friends house on their deck eating pizza. Their dad comes home in a new mercedes that was only weeks old. Did I just see that car move? Yep. It was starting to roll down the driveway into a busy NY street. My 18 year-old self flew out of my chair, jumped over the railing and was able to get inside the car and stop it before it reached the street. It was a great moment in my life.
I always engage the e-brake while my foot is on the main brake before shifting into park. That way the car doesn't do that rocking motion either.
TIL that most people don't put their cars into "Park"
This is why I badgered my wife until she ALWAYS put in the parking brake any time she got out of the car, no matter how level the ground seemed.
My uncle once parked in a fairly flat driveway without his parking brake and his car rolled out of the driveway and across the street. It was stopped by a thick hedge in a neighbor’s yard. Incredibly lucky no one was hurt and no serious damage.
"Not the door not the door not the door not tHE DOOR!"
Fucking lucky fucker. That would have been posted in nononono... If it had been my car
He jumps in and goes for the hands down on the brake pedal rather than sitting position. Nice save!
I don't get how this happens.
I don't even have to think about pulling the handbrake, I just do it unconsciously.
Wow, I'm so happy for him!
Quick thinking, but why is it so hard to pull the handbrake before getting out?
I broke the door off my car when that happened to me...
I Like it how the car waited for the human to go away and then started rolling away
It’s a good job it was a convertible,
Such a good job 👏
Fuckin hollywood man im telling you
I've had this happen to me to three times with two different vehicles.
First was an early 2000s Camaro that the e-brake didn't work so I would just leave it in gear. Well left work and found it half way in the road.
The second was a 2005 GTO that again the e-brake didn't work. That time was a lot scarier because it rolled out into the middle of a very busy street. Heard a bunch of honking and turned around and about shit my pants when I see my car getting swerved around on both sides.
The third time it only made it to the curb but I was running my ass off to catch it.
My butthole puckered so hard watching the door going at that wall.
Leaked security footage of Keanu Reeves
I don’t understand why ppl don’t like putting on their parking brake on when they stop somewhere
I have a little Audi stick I drive. One day I came home and parked it in my driveway. The next morning I saw my car looked like it was parked back further than I thought. My E brake wasn't on, and if it wasn't for a little hump in the driveway, it would have gone off into my neighbors mailbox probably
Door! Door! Door! Car! Car! Car!.......fuck.....go get lottery ticket
Dad reflexes. Saved his baby.
I honestly don't know how so many people keep doing this. Who doesn't put their car in park when they stop? It's like, have you ever driven a car before?
That is an awesome save!
Full time dad, part time action hero
Opted for the hand on the pedal instead of the foot, interesting.
One time when I was super tired after work I somehow left my car running as I started getting out of it. This wouldn't have been that bad, but I have to squeeze out between a poor and my door to get out. Well the car kept moving and I got pinned between the pole and my car door. I was barely able to sqeeuze back into the car and felt like I just narrowly escaped squishing myself to death.
Had this happen in our driveway. My lady's '68 Mustang Fastback 428 CJ was parked in front of my '65 Coupe and she got out for a second to ask me something. As she was walking back to my car, hers started rolling back towards mine and I frantically tried to get her to realize. She did, and she turned around and leaned against it to stop it. It stopped rolling and she looked at me like she needed help quick, so I got out of mine and ran to help her. Once I got her back into hers, I glanced back to see my car rolling into the street...
Her e-brake now works. I just park in 1st.
Wow. When I was 4 I was playing drive the car in my parents driveway apparently ( I do not remember)
Bumped the manual gear shifter into neutrul and rolled down the driveway into a busy street. Luckily just bumped into the neighbours car and no cars were driving past. Circa 1989. The good luck started from this point on.
Why do Americans never use the handbrake? It's one of the basic things we get taught to use in the UK. Even the top comment says "or use the emergency brake" what? Always use the damn emergency brake. It's not for emergencies. It's for any time you wanna make sure the car doesn't move.
Plot twist: he does this every morning just to test his reflexes. Everyone at the shop is getting tired of Dave's shit
One the third watch, I was still pretty sure he wasn't going to make it in time.
when you have Progressive as insurance
Thank god it was a convertible
I saw this happen 2 times when I worked at a shop. We rarely ever had manuals come in and both times the mechanic forgot the ebrake lol
Holy shit talk about hustle
Wow, that was a good save almost got that door!
All right, FINE... this convinced me that I need to go out and buy myself a convertible.
I had something like this happen to me recently. I was washing my 4wd ute in the front yard and i reached in and hit the key to turn on the accessories, not realising it was already on acc. The truck was in gear and lurched forward and started, then continued to drive toward the neighbours yard and a fair pace. I shot into a sprint for three or four paces and pulled myself up into the driver's seat and hit the clutch and brake just before the vehicle ran through the fence right into the side of my neighbours brand new Landcruiser, which was literally a day old.
I must have exerted so much force pulling myself up into the lifted 4wd that I done something to my back, it took weeks to come good but I can still feel something off in there now lol.
I was pushing a poop out while watching this. The anxiety caused me to pucker up and pinch it off.
I did that in college for my Toyota echo! Parked on a hill and didn’t put it in gear (manual) DUH. I chased it down the hill and jumped in before it smashed into a tree. Then I realized I was wearing Dress shoes. then I realized how dangerous it was and how little the car was worth.
After years of oppression, this car finally found its moment to flee. Risking serious personal injury in the process. But that BASTARD ended up being to fast for the worn vehicle. That's when the little red Corvette knew the end was nigh.
When I finished highschool I did a 4 year apprenticeship as a mechanic. During my first year I had something very similar happen to me that was completely my fault with a customers vehicle.
I had just had the car up on a hoist lift at the front of the reception area used to show the customer under their car. As the car was lifted 4 rubber blocks went between the hoist and the chassis. I forgot the passenger front block and the car jammed on it.
I put the column shift into Park and got out. I found the rubber block wedged and kicked out. The car was not in park it turned out. It reversed it's self out heading directly into the carpark behind it. It somehow went between the white lines of a space missing cars either side.
I dived through the still open window and pulled on the Park brake while I also shoved the selector back into Park. Missed the car behind it by the mechanic technical measurement of a bees dick. I don't think I've ever forgotten the park brake since. That was 18 years ago.
Years ago I worked for a commercial moving company, and we were hired to move the mechanics out of a Porsche dealership and into a new location. It took 5 of us pushing to roll their giant toolboxes out of the shop space to our truck to be loaded. We all stopped to take a smoke break before loading them, and one of the huge toolboxes started rolling down the slight incline right at this Porsche GT that cost about half a million dollars. We managed to stop it a good 15 feet before it reached the car, but I think we all almost pissed our pants for a minute there
B-by Grabthar's hammer...
This guy heard of closing the goddamn door.
This happened to me once except I was less successful to say the least. When I was around 11-12 years old my grandfather who has a 3rd generation limited edition Miata parked right in front of the drive way because he didn’t plan on staying long. My mom who has a Kia Sorrento which is obviously significantly bigger than a Miata was parked in the drive way. While they were inside chatting she asked me to roll up the windows as it started to rain. She gave me the keys and I got in the car. I didn’t drive at the time, I still don’t know why I did this, but I started the entire car and because it was stick shift, it must have slipped out of gear into neutral because it started rolling back. Being dumb, I panicked and jumped out. I have no idea why I didn’t pull the emergency break or press the breaks. The car rolled back right into the passenger side of my grandfathers Miata, crushing the entire side and ripping the entire mirror off.
He actually got it fixed and still has the car to this day, it looks fantastic but to fix it, it was like 3,000 dollars. I feel bad about it but it’s a funny story to tell. Needless to say he doesn’t park in front of driveways anymore 😂
“Thank god I invested in a convertible”
“Looks like them Duke boys are at it again!”
Once got out of my car, doors locked, and it started rolling, managed to get back in, slam on the ebrake, and slide in circles on the ice.
That car did that on purpose,he waited driver to go then they see me rollin
Dang! Ninja save on that door.
My friend parked at a bowling alley once when we were in high school. This guy and girl parked above her, go out and started walking away. His car started to roll towards her. I jumped in front of it and stopped it with my legs. Had to give the guy a couple "yo! Dude!" for him to come back and fix the issue.
r/nonononoyes God tier
You're a fuqn mechanic that doesn't set the parking brake on a 65 mustang with a manual transmission YOU'RE FIRED!!!! It's more than likely the dumbfuq just put it in neutral Idiot
Oh boy. One day I got home late from work and expected my wife to be home but didnt see her car in her usual spot (street parking).
I go inside and expect nobody to be there so I turn in to the livingroom and greet my cat with a "hello there". I am greeted with a "hello to you too!" From my wife coming out of the other room. I IMMEDIATELY turn to her and say "Dude, where's your car!?"
She has no idea what Im talking about. She parked it in the normal spot and now it is totally gone, no sign of an accident, no car and the street ends in a little cul de sac circle. She panics. She thinks it was stolen. We start panicing and she calls the police. I run outside and go to the neighbors asking if they've seen anything suspicious.
Well, it turns out they did see something. They saw my wife's car (they didnt know who it belonged to, we arent close neighbord this is the only time Ive ever spoken to them) do an extreme slow roll down the road and fairly gentpy bump in to a car parked further down the street. The cops responded because it was technically an accident. They went door to door knocking to try and see if it belonged to anyone. If they were there they could just move the car, exchange insurance with the owner of the other car and move on with their lives.
Well, my BEAUTIFUL wife heard someone knock on the door and had anxiety because we dont have a lot of random people knocking. She has anxiety and decided that instead of just going downstairs and checking things out she would go in the bathroom, lock the door and take a shower so she would habe an excuse as to why she didnt answer the door.
So the cops didnt have any choice but to call and have the car towed.
We had to track down what company did it and where it was held. Paid almost $300 and then $900 in damages to the other car to avoid a hit to our insurance.
People will do incredible things for ones they love
Imagine the adrenaline shock the guy had
Mong should have put the handbrake on and closed the door. Can't rely on awesome reactions all the time.
I might do the same, but then get confused and press the wrong pedal with my hand.
That door close was exciting as hell!
So it's kind of a dilemma. Yes it's a great save but at the same time if you show the video to your friends they would know that you fucked up and forgot to put the brake on.
What would you do ?
My friends already know I’m dumb as a bag of bricks sometimes.
Ever since I started driving a manual transmission again this is one of my biggest fears.
5’8 210....4.0 40 in short bursts in emergencies
When he got in the car he was a little snappish when he said, "Good morning, mother!" and she didn't like his attitude.
I'm not insane.
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After reading 'what a save' and seeing a car, I was assuming that the post is Rocket League related :(
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Comes in clutch with the hand brake at the last minute
Almost like the car knew when he walked away.
Must be his boss's car...
My buddy works in a garage and man if people only knew the type of shit that goes down on a weekly basis. Reasons why I will never leave my car with them and go about my day. I don’t care how long of a wait I sit it out every time
me when i pass a test i thought i failed
Did he push the brake in with his hand at the end??
He should talk to the boat ramp guy about how to properly do this.
Do... Do people just not put on the handbrake? I mean it's so easy, it's an automatic action for me now. Car stops, car in Park & handbrake on.
Not a save. A fucking idiot who can't put his car in park or the handbrake on.
Use your parking break, people.
No No No Yes No No Yeeees!
Dude’s lucky he has a convertible
He was lucky it was convertible
Fabulous recovery old gent!
It needs some Miami Vice music when the car starts rolling
A guy from my highschool died because of something like this.
This is why a working parking brake is part of an annual inspection. Now if only people would use them.
Closing the door was smart af, quick thinking by this guy.
Worked at a Audi and Porsche dealer. And saw one of the wash guys pull in a 911 and do this.
What's funny about that? This whole subreddit is just things that are not funny.
Why did it sit for a second instead of immediately rolling when he got out
Just yesterday I locked my keys in the car so I had to call AAA. They advised my policy ended and had to re-sign up which I did. Mind you I’m in a hurry due to a meeting. Because I’m not familiar with the area I gave the service center my old address like an idiot that I am). and I waited for over an hour in a shirt and tie in the 80 degree sun. When he arrived he opened my door and asked for my info so I gave him my license and signed his form. When he left I noticed that my keys were nowhere to be found in my car. After searching for 10 minutes sweating my ass off I decided to look in my work bag that I’ve been carrying this whole time and Bam! there they are. Beyond pissed off I jumped in my car and raced to my meeting when, of course I get pulled over for speeding. Cop got me going 80 in a 65. When he asked for my license I reached in my pocket, pulled out my wallet and sure fucking enough, the tow truck guy (Gary) never gave me my fucking license back. Got my ticket with court date, got to the office and the meeting wasn’t until next Tuesday.
I’m so jealous of this guy
He dove into his car head first so I can only assume he hit the brakes with his hands But I’m hoping he used his head instead
I bet he was sweatin' heavy after that close call.
That was a pretty bad ass save. Most people would have gone straight for trying to stop the car, but he saved the door first. Impressive.
Just when I think you can’t get any dumber...you go and do something like this...and TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!
That man has probably not run and jumped likes that in years!
“Boy, I didn’t realize I could still move like that!”
What a idiot
Joking aside... that was a nice save, but he is still a idiot.
Who... the fuck... doesn't ALWAYS use the parking brake when they get out of their car? It's literally one of the first things they teach you.
My heart skipped a beat. Thank god that nice car is ok!
This is a cool tense gif and all, but what is even supposed to be funny in this? Can you literally post anything here?
Why not just put the car in 1st gear along with handbrake? No rollback bitches.
That car deserves a much better person.
This happened to my dad years ago, except it ran over his leg and broke it horribly. He was trying to jump in like this guy, but the car was going pretty fast by then. Please be very careful if this ever happens to you, cars are heavy.
That’s some serious Indiana Jones shit right there!
My dad has done this with me in the vehicle when I was young. I learned pretty quickly what the pedals in the truck were for.
That guy was like "Not again!"
with an automatic car, just put your car on "parking" and everything is done.
with a "regular" (older) car ether just pull your break or have a gear (prefereable the first) "active" and this can almost never happen.
Just watching this made me anxious.
What a save!
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One time when I was driving down a mountain pass I pulled over and got out to check my tire pressure when my car started rolling down the hill. I forgot to pull the parking brake. It was a really steep hill too. Luckily I left my door open so I managed to hop in after it rolled about 10 feet. Scared the bejesus outta me.
I literally have nightmares about this.
I have dreams about this sort of scenario every night. My car is always rolling backwards about to go over a ledge or crash into something, or the car is driving itself and I'm trying to get control.
Ah yes this has happened to me as well... except my car backed into our neighbors fence.
I am honestly impressed