Holy shit Batman, the brakes were all but frozen this morning. We started the SUV to let it warm up for the morning commute to school and piled the kids in with their 50 pound backpacks and began the day. There is a big heat wave of 6 degrees and the roads were passable until- shimmy shake yikes for the from end at 20 mph.
We pulled over and as it turned out our brakes, wheel wells and metal hubs were frozen in solid ice. I’ve been driving in the crap of winter for many years and have never, ever had to de-ice tires. With near frost bit hands and the snow brush handle we got it all cleared and made it safe.
Thing that gets me is why didn’t a sensor go off? Dang car indicator light pops up when icy conditions occur, when we need an oil change, a low tire indicator etc., but not when the brakes don’t work? Wtf GM?
Alas the SUV is a 2009 so maybe there is a hiccup. We have always only purchased USA branded and made. No more, looking for a nice Honda or Toyota w some sensors that tell me snafu ahead of driving.
Be safe friends and by all means give your tires a glance before heading down the lane.
January 30, 2014 via iPhone.