I just got chewed out by my boss about worn out rotors/whatever because one time, for 1 mile at most, I forgot to release the parking brake before driving. It smelled, smoked a little, and realized what it was and released the brake.
This was 6-7 weeks ago and now all of a sudden it was the cause of bad brakes? I know little about this but I seriously doubt that did much. Especially considering I had mentioned many times I didn't like the way the truck felt when braking normally - it kind of felt llike a shuddering or rapid grab/release of the pads/rotors.
Basically my question is this - would even an entire mile at 25-30 mph with the brake on cause enough damage to say without a doubt I was the cause of the brakes needing repair? AND, is there any way to differentiate between regular braking of a heavy truck on San Fran hills and this one incident with the parking brake? Do they both affect the same part of the brake (rotor, etc)?
Please feel free to email me direct, or post here -
I really want to know for sure what I feel pretty confident about - no way did I cause the truck to need fixing from a few minutes 2 months ago.
Thanks very much for any info at all
Kevin, kovu65@comcast. Net
Sunday, October 28th, 2007 AT 5:29 PM