Bad braking habits

I hate admitting I am wrong about things or that I suck at something, but I think I need to come clean on this one. I suck at braking. When driving I’m always incredibly nervous that I’m going to accidentally crash into a car in front of me, go over the speed limit, or lose control of my car. It’s because of this fear that I always find myself driving with my foot constantly on the brake pedal, ready to press it as soon as I get too close to a car or when I feel my car going slightly too fast.

It’s recently come to my attention that this sort of habit when driving may result in my brakes wearing out quickly or getting damaged due to overuse and friction. I recently started noticing that my car was making weird noises when braking. After some quick research, I discovered that these were signs my car needs a brake repair. Moorabbin doesn’t exactly have the best transport service, so I’ve been rather prompt at booking an appointment for my mechanic to inspect the brakes. I’d hate for the issue to get worse and then I’m left without a car for an extended period of time. That would be such a hassle!

Tuesday is when I am due to take my car to the mechanic. Bentleigh is about ten minutes from me which is nice. I’m glad I didn’t have to travel far to get my car checked out. To be honest, I’m not even that worried about this repair. I’ve no doubt worn the brakes down a bit, but aside from that my car has been running smoothly. I think I will definitely treat this as a learning lesson to stop letting myself get so paranoid when I drive. I don’t need to hit the brake every two seconds, nor do I need to drive with my foot constantly lightly pressing the brake.