Originally Posted by lash
Yes, glad your son is OK. That is one of a parent'* worst fears when your children are still teenagers, the late night phone call...
Tough way for him to learn that the number one and two most important mechanical items, IMO, are brakes and tires. Almost everything else can take a back seat, so to speak.
Personally, I think the most important "machine" in the car is the driver.....
Unfortunately, your son had to learn it the hard way.
Fortunately, he walked away and the only major damage is in the wallet (and the car)
Once again, a Bonne protects a valued family member.