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So i drove the car through a large puddle yesterday, and afterwords it seemed fine all yesterday, i was able to use the brakes fine, because i dont slam them down.

But my mom came in this morning and said the brakes went out, and she claims its because i drove through a puddle, but i disagree. I think she just slammed on the breaks and went hydroplaning

Its been raining for the past day, and its pretty warm outside, is there any basis for her argument?
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huzzah, thank you

oh and by puddle, it was like a foot deep
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Brakes are waterproof. In conclusion, this sounds very silly.

Nah water can effect them... that's why when you go through a ford (or whatever it's called in your country...) there's a sign after to say check your brakes.

I didn't read this but that's my response.
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It will effect the brakes in the immediate future, however as soon as the brakes dry they'll go back to normal, you driving through a puddle is not gonna effect the brakes the next morning.
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My Hyundai has some brake control called ABS. When it is raining pretty hard and I go through a puddle, the ABS light comes on. When my wheels dry off, the light goes off. The ABS controls deal with the antilock system, but the water definitely affects them.
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My Hyundai has some brake control called ABS. When it is raining pretty hard and I go through a puddle, the ABS light comes on. When my wheels dry off, the light goes off. The ABS controls deal with the antilock system, but the water definitely affects them.

All cars have that nowadays.
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well the brakes were probably wet, making it harder to brake right, unless your mom was driving for more than 10-20 minutes they should've been heated up and this would not have been the problem,


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haha, alright thats what i thought, thanks
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I think someone hates your mom...and decided to cut the brake cables.
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What kind of car is it? I know some VW's have brake systems that are all electric based in which case water could screw something up pretty bad.
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Aren't you supposed to drive through slowly then gently pump the brakes?
#18
if you brake while in a deep puddle, it can mess with your brakes. but driving through a puddle doesnt do anything.

the hydroplane theory sounds feasible.
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if you brake while in a deep puddle, it can mess with your brakes. but driving through a puddle doesnt do anything.

the hydroplane theory sounds feasible.

I agree with that, probably just not used to driving in the rain...does she actually know it takes twice as long to stop in the rain?
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Nah water can effect them... that's why when you go through a ford (or whatever it's called in your country...) there's a sign after to say check your brakes.

I didn't read this but that's my response.

It's called a "fjord."

But no, water would have nothing to do with brakes. It sounds like your mom hydroplaned.
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I tampered with your brakes in an attempt to kill you, but it looks like I'll have to try something else.
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It's called a "fjord."

But no, water would have nothing to do with brakes. It sounds like your mom hydroplaned.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_%28crossing%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fjord

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Aren't you supposed to drive through slowly then gently pump the brakes?
no driving through water you should go through fast it creates a plow wave that stops water from getting into anything important
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no driving through water you should go through fast it creates a plow wave that stops water from getting into anything important

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=WkY_SE-mrEUC&pg=PA173&lpg=PA173&dq=highway+code+puddle+brakes&source=web&ots=CFGso-cy-w&sig=mDySWBRQHXp1alpdQ8xc0B24lk4&hl=en
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Therefore yes it was the OPs fault.

It's called a "fjord."

But no, water would have nothing to do with brakes. It sounds like your mom hydroplaned.

Nope, its a "ford".
http://www.world-waterfalls.com/glossary.php
Fjord
A deep, steep-walled, U-shaped valley formed by glaciation, which has been flooded by seawater. Typically, waterfalls in this formation drop from hanging valleys. Fjords are commonly found in New Zealand, Canada, southern Argentina and Norway
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Well, now that your attempt to assassinate your mother has failed, it's time for plan B - stab that bitch right in the face.
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