Scared out of my skin for the first time..
I'd just finished washing my car, all shiny and new. I start the car, drive around the court and stop outside my neighbours house. He gets me fired up, tells me to smoke em, so i put the left foot on the brake, and pump the gas a bit. The wheels spin, smell abit of burning rubber, and then i stop.
I take off quite fast up the road, doing about 50-60 by the top of the court. I go to brake, and there's nothing there! I slam them on and only hear clucnking noises. The car doesn't stop. I panic, and slowly edge the handbrake up a little bit which sends the car into a little skid before coming to a stop.
I drove around slowly, riding the brakes after that.. After a bit of driving, the brakes are back to normal.
My question is, why the hell did the brakes fail after just a tiny little stand still.. I didn't give the car heaps, just enough to spin it on the road a little bit. Was it because the calipers and rotors were wet?
This really scared me, and i hope i haven't done any damage.. Any advice/help gratefully accepted.
Thanks in advance,