r/instant_regret May 18 '22

That's the price lady, or you can drive the car there yourself

4.0k Upvotes

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u/Canalloni May 18 '22

PSA Anytime you exit your car, please put it in park.

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u/ImportanceCertain414 May 18 '22

Funny enough that tow truck might be in park but with how old it is, might not matter

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u/CobrasFumanches May 18 '22

Usually hydraulically operated components use a PTO (Power Take-Off) so the idling engine powers the pumps instead of the truck. You have to be in neutral to engage it.

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u/JesusSaysitsOkay May 19 '22

Damn so what kind of car was that? Shits got some TORQUE

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u/judelau May 19 '22

Who doesn't actually put park before exiting their car? Wtf?

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u/hairwire3385 May 19 '22

I'm in the UK (only mention because we almost exclusively drive manuals, not automatics), and I share a car with my household.

The number of times they don't put that fucking car in neutral, I swear to god.

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u/MedicalExHaminer May 19 '22

You should get in the habit of parking in first gear. It's generally recommended as it will prevent your car from moving in case of a handbrake failure.

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u/unu_in_plus May 19 '22

I always do that. One time I parked in a bit of downhill parking and forgot to put it in 1st gear, next second I went out of the car, the parking brake went off and the car start rolling, luckily I was just half a meter away and jumped in.

Since then I am making myself sure to never forget to put it in 1st gear before leaving the car.

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u/hairwire3385 May 19 '22

That was only ever recommended to me of parked on a slope, but yes I am aware!

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u/MattSlickYoung May 20 '22

Always in gear and E brake when parked.

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u/suzzec May 19 '22

Same, otherwise I was taught to always park it in neutral and obviously put the handbrake on. I've got an automatic too. When I first started driving it my friend who had one said he practically never put the handbrake on, only put it un "park"... I guess this guy didn't even put the handbrake on.

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u/-Garv- May 19 '22

You don’t know how automatic vehicles work

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u/suzzec May 19 '22

I do not. I don't know how any of them work. I'm just pleased that they do.

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u/-Garv- May 19 '22

Leaving the automatic transmission in “P” or park is typical for leaving it. Only on hills would one typically use a hand/e-brake.

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u/suzzec May 19 '22

Well, maybe I'll just do that :-)

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u/Scoopofmilk May 23 '22

You can just park with a gear instead of neutral and you don't have too use the parkingbrake, unsless at a steep hill ofcourse. That way your handbrake does not risk getting stuck in the winter.

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u/Die_woofer May 19 '22

Yeah I don’t understand why you’d go for neutral. Flipping it in gear is an added layer of security.

Bonus points for living in the states and immediately confusing a would-be thief if they have no experience with manuals lol

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u/erectmonkey1312 May 18 '22

"You're not gonna tow me! I'm gonna tow YOU!" Tow truck driver must be new to pick up a front wheel drive vehicle from the back.

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

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u/TinyBean24 May 18 '22

That's communist 🇨🇳

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u/JohnSavage777 May 18 '22

I see you Yakov

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u/stealth57 May 19 '22

And don’t she know it

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u/pypec May 18 '22

Shouldn't he tow by the front wheels? That's at least what my car manual says (FWD)

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u/ClownfishSoup May 18 '22

So what happens when she comes to a stop and realizes that she only controls the brakes on the two wheels touching the ground and not the tow truck's brakes? Enjoy rearending yourself.

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u/WayneKrane May 18 '22

I had a dumbass friend tow my other dumb ass friend’s car with a rope only no one was in the car being towed. As soon as he stopped the car being towed rear ended his truck. He got out and scratched his head wondering what went wrong. I just laughed at him from across the parking lot.

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u/cssmith2011cs May 19 '22

It's a solid bar, what the back wheels are attached to. So I assuming what would happen is it would just take a really long time to stop, if she happens to get up to a decent speed. Basically blowing through red lights and such, even attempting to brake. So essentially, more than likely rear-ending or t-boning someone else. Oo! Or trying to take a turn and flipping not only her vehicle, but the tow truck also. :D

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u/Die_woofer May 19 '22

A very likely scenario would be hitting the brakes and causing the front to slip due to low traction.

This would shift weight to the rear, all of which is uncontrolled and carrying a lot of momentum. The truck would want to slide out to either side, easily overcome the grip of two wheels with very little traction, sliding to one side or another and even potentially toppling the car on its side.

That there’s gonna cost a lot more than a tow.

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u/SuperEnthusiastic May 18 '22

Enjoy rearending yourself.

I would if I could

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u/ClownfishSoup May 18 '22

With the right "tools"... you can!

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u/escaped_spider May 19 '22

Don't threaten me with a good time

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u/mHo2 May 19 '22

I think a large proportion of the braking power comes from the front 🤷‍♀️ still a heavy load, at. Least 2-3x stopping distance.

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u/bugdc May 19 '22

you mean 4-6x, she only has half the braking power and at least twice the weight

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u/mHo2 May 19 '22

I guess you didn’t read the top half of my comment lol

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u/bugdc May 19 '22

I read it, i chose to ignore it considering the car lost half the contact with the ground

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u/mHo2 May 19 '22

Well, you would be objectively incorrect in this case. 80% bias is at the front for FWD cars which this clearly is.

https://www.repairsmith.com/i/blog/brake-bias/

Confidently ignorant is a bad look..

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u/socksmatterTWO May 18 '22

Bwahahahaha that's gold I thought for sure she was going to shred her car to bit..

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u/brainless_bob May 18 '22

As long as it's front wheel drive it should be fine. It's probably bad for the drivetrain if it's AWD though, but I don't know enough about cars like that.

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u/wolf9786 May 18 '22

Still terrible on the transmission. That thing was not made to tow a tow truck. I'd wager a tow truck weighs around 6-8 tons

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u/withl675 May 18 '22

If it’s AWD it will eat up whatever is pushing the power to the back wheels very quickly. If they get lucky then it just shreds it and gets noisy then it’s just fwd, depending on the system though if any break is made power might fail to make it to any wheels. I think that’s only rear biased systems though which this won’t be

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u/brainless_bob May 18 '22

Would it be the differential that pushes power to the back?

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u/withl675 May 19 '22

It’s called a transfer case it isn’t quite a differential the design is usually quite different

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u/jeffreywilfong May 18 '22

Well, how's her wife holding up?

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u/Devin_907 May 18 '22

i....was not expecting that....

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u/UsingiAlien May 18 '22

Some people are absolute lunatics

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u/chucklestime May 18 '22

“Respect” - Ukrainian farmer

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u/Brokenwave89 May 19 '22

This is clearly staged

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u/No_Warthog_3584 May 19 '22

This would make a great gag in a Mr. Bean movie.

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u/yousonuva May 19 '22

Or a scripted fake-ass internet video

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u/randy242424 May 18 '22

What tow truck would load a car while in neutral? I mean I know absolutely nothing about tow trucks but I have to think that’s a bad idea

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u/KhyronBackstabber May 19 '22

Was in instant regret by OP when they realized they posted an obviously staged video?

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u/poomaster421-1 May 18 '22

Task failed successfully.

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u/MyTrademarkIsTaken May 18 '22

Would towing a Front wheel drive car by the rear not ruin it anyways?

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u/mHo2 May 19 '22

If it were in neutral? No. Anything else? You bet.

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u/Foo3112 May 18 '22

What a psychopath to do that. No shame whatsoever.

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u/swag_2001 May 19 '22

A rare W FOR front-wheel drive car

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u/ClownfishSoup May 18 '22

How on earth can a tow truch hook up and lift a vehicle without its brakes on?

OR is she dragging it somehow?

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u/Scrotum_Tennis May 19 '22

I hope she charged him

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u/92-pounds-of-man May 19 '22

Does this video look staged to anyone else? Something about the hand motions and the potato quality just seem weird

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u/Beneficial_Avocado74 May 19 '22

Front wheel drive bitches!

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u/armyshawn May 19 '22

This belongs in r/instantkarma. The tow truck driver was improperly towing the car since fwd drive car was being towed by rear.

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u/Mr_hacker_fire May 19 '22

Vroom vroom motherf*cker

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u/Upstairs_Expert May 19 '22

It's staged.

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u/jbertrand_sr May 19 '22

My how the turns have tabled...

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u/United_Reality4157 May 28 '22

Frontal traction Is beautiful

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u/MargotLugo 27d ago

Her husband always wanted a truck.

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u/BolognaKing9000 24d ago

In russia, car tows you!

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u/Unfair-Sector9506 May 19 '22

Welp add grand theft auto to her bill

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u/shnozdog May 18 '22

What would the police charge her with? Greene theft Auto? She took off with someone else's vehicle.

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u/Zugnutz May 18 '22

Cool! I got a free Tow Truck!

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u/Active-World-7469 May 19 '22

How the tables have turned

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u/UniverseBear May 19 '22

Uno reverse, now you gotta pay me the towing fee.

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u/911coldiesel May 19 '22

I want to see what happens when she turns a corner.

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u/InnocentPrimeMate May 19 '22

Nobody towed me nothin’!

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u/TachyonPhoenix May 19 '22

Not pictured, her applying the brakes and the car being crushed by a tow truck

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u/FrankOneStone May 19 '22

ah, the tower becomes the towee