Excited Tesla Owner Crashes Car Seconds After Buying It

Usually when you purchase a car and sign the dotted line, a store employee will fetch your car from the showroom or lot and bring it to you to drive off in. But this time, at a Tesla dealership in California, they let the new owner drive it out. They would later regret this decision.

Things were going smoothly for the new owner, who was eager to test out the charging feature of the car. But when attempting to back the car into the charging bay, the driver accidentally put it in drive, then accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the brake! This propelled the car forward ultimately striking it against a metal Tesla sign, ruining the front end and costing thousands worth of damages to this all electric sports car.

It is said a car loses 20% of it’s value the second it leaves the dealership parking lot. I guess it seems that this car lost it’s value before it even left the parking lot!

Monroe Brake Products Announces ‘Trust the Pros BENEFITS’ Sales Incentive

Tenneco’s Monroe Brakes brand is ready to reward counter professionals, jobber salespeople and warehouse distributors with a prepaid card for every Monroe Brakes Total Solution, Monroe ProSolution and Monroe Severe Solution brake pad set sold between April 1 and May 31.

Created to drive traffic to Monroe Brakes trade partner locations, the Monroe Brakes brand also has two consumer promotions running concurrently with this incentive that rewards consumers with up to a $30 prepaid card for Monroe Brakes product installations and a $10 prepaid card for any additional qualifying product purchases.

“The complete promotional program from Monroe Brakes offers the consumer a great value on premium Monroe Brakes products,” said Sheryl Bomia, Tenneco’s North American Programs manager. “It reminds consumers and all of our trade partners of the critical importance of inspecting brake pads for wear and replacing worn components, restoring the vehicle’s stopping ability.” 

The Monroe Brakes “Trust the Pros BENEFITS” promotion will provide a $2 spiff for each qualifying sale of Monroe Total Solution and Monroe Severe Solution brake pad set sold and a $1 spiff for each qualifying sale of Monroe ProSolution brake pad set sold. Total award dollars are calculated from total program sales and delivered on one prepaid card at the end of the program.

To obtain a “Trust the Pros BENEFITS” scorecard or to learn more about the promotion, contact your Monroe Brakes representative and/or parts provider. Completed scorecards and copies of sales invoices must be postmarked and mailed to Monroe Brakes promotional headquarters no later than June 16. A minimum of 25 brake pad sets must be sold to qualify. There is a maximum $500 redemption per participant.

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Brooke Burke Brake Failure Results in Broken Fence and Smashed Maserati

Professional actress and Dancing With The Stars co-host Brooke Burke walked away without a scratch yesterday after she totaled her Maserati when her brakes failed.

She passed a field sobriety test administered by police officers, and has now revealed she lost control of her car after the anti-lock braking system (ABS)  malfunctioned and she decided to hit the fence rather than risk her life in oncoming traffic.

Burke told Tmz.com, “Abs failure in my Maserati, I was driving to (Tv show) Melissa & Joey. I actually had my daughter’s little friend with me and I just lost control. And I think the car behind me probably thought I was a drunk driver because I was trying to recover the swerve so that’s why the cops had me do the test. It was 7:30 am, it was fine. They were really cool about it, it was safety, I think it’s the law…”

“I actually made the choice to drive up the hill and there’s a chain link fence there for safety. I mean I don’t care about the car, I care about the little girl in the back of the car, so it was either oncoming traffic because I couldn’t recover out of the swerve.”

Caption Contest: Hybrid Cars

TGIF brake nuts! Are you ready for this week’s Safe Braking caption contest!

Submit your best caption for this photo in the comments section and you could win one of our weekly prizes!

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1. Write your funny caption in the comments section below

2. Include your name, email or Twitter handle in the comments

4. Like Safe Braking on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

5. Check back next Friday, April 12 for the winner! It could be you.

Here’s a caption from Safe Braking to start the train chugging along: “We are all trying to  compensate for something in some way.”

Safe Braking’s Caption Contest: Train vs. Car

Break out your thinking cap and get ready for this week’s Safe Braking caption contest!

Submit your best caption for this photo in the comments section and you could win one of our weekly prizes!

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1. Write your funny caption in the comments section below

2. Include your name, email or Twitter handle in the comments

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5. Check back next Friday, Mar. 29 for the winner

Here’s a caption from Safe Braking to start the train chugging along: “These cars lost track of where they were.”

Caption Contest: Someone Missed The Boat

Time for our weekly Safe Braking contest!

Submit your best caption for this photo in the comments section and you could win one of our weekly prizes!

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2. Include your name, email or Twitter handle in the comments

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5. Check back next Friday, Mar. 15 for the winner

Here’s a caption from Safe Braking: “Someone should figure out how to put brakes on boats!”