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Vayerr
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Careless Driver

Post by Vayerr » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:18 pm

Had a nice drive on Friday. Was on the way to work for my night shift when some di***ead in an Audi pulled out in front of me on an A-Road... Having a fairly recent accident (October) it's safe to say that I had the worst thoughts in my head / in front of my eyes, and was expecting another airbag in my face (not a pleasant experience) or at least a collision of some sorts.

Thankfully my quick reactions and this lovely Grandland of mine have avoided going into the back of this muppet - "Four zeroes on the grill, another behind the wheel". It's great to see that on a 3 year old Grandland with 20,000 miles, the factory brakes are still going strong. Having new all-season tyres also helps.

This lovely incident has also left me to discover a cool modern feature on the Grandland too - when completing emergency stop, the hazards come on themselves and flash rapidly then start flashing as normal.

Anyway. Bottom line is - Please drive carefully. Don't be distracted. Please never cheap out on tyres, especially on a vehicle that's slightly bigger and heavier - it's better to spend a few £££ more than crashing your car. Car is replaceable but you are not.

Please note: Things in the recording appear further away than they actually are.
Driver has been reported to the police with the footage attached, should they decide to take any action.

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Re: Careless Driver

Post by edgejedi » Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:31 am

Phew, relief for you!

3 years on my brakes are still only at 50% at the service a month or so ago ....i wonder what pads they put on originally?!!
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Re: Careless Driver

Post by Vayerr » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:22 am

edgejedi wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:31 am
Phew, relief for you!

3 years on my brakes are still only at 50% at the service a month or so ago ....i wonder what pads they put on originally?!!
No idea mate haha. Usually when it comes to replacing them though, I put on Brembo or Pagid ones. Great quality and often for a decent price. That's what will be going on when it comes to replacing them.
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