“Oh FFS, car!” or: my mechanical fail

"Right, off we go." Car struggles off and out onto the Fosse Way – the fastest road around these parts – and loses power.  "Shite. What's going on? Oh, great timing, Chuck. Great timing. After I've just spent £500 on your brakes, too." Car behind starts flashing me. "Yeah, yeah, do you not think there's [...]