Had a spine chilling experience at 18000 km.
15000 Kms Brake Pad Change. (DIY)
I was travelling back from Kerala to Bangalore & was at a speed of 80-90 Km/hr in Mysore highway almost near to Bidadi. There was a Verna in front of me tailgating a truck almost at a speed of 90-100. All off a sudden a truck from the other lane jumped the median and came in front of the truck that was in front of the Verna.
That truck all of a sudden applied brakes which stopped the truck with loud screeching noise.
Verna which was tailgating the truck applied brake so hard and stopped towards the right.(It was TOP END model which as ABS
Now coming to My car(KWID, No ABS
but was having 20 COCONUTS in the BOOT that was carried from KERALA).
I applied brakes very hard, that the brakes levers touched bottom foot mats.
Thanks to all my stars! The car screeched and stopped inches from the Verna!
There were heavy Tyre marks in the road.
There was a duster that was behind me and he was about to hit me from behind but dragged to the left and managed to stop in the mud.
These all happened in time span of 5 seconds.
I never though that my car will stop.I strongly believe my car stopped due to the heavy weight of the coconuts in the boot.
After the whole incident, I parked the car for 30 minutes and started again, reached home safely.
That was my lucky day!!!
Once I reached home, I noticed the back left brake light not working.
When I took it to the service center they said that there was a wiring broke off due to hard braking!!!