Please advise since I need to understand these things.
This evening, the brakes on my college son's 98-F-150 went out. Thank goodness no injuries or another car involved. In an effort to stop the truck, he used the emergency brakes (parking brake?)and the drive shaft broke. He thought the transmission was toast. The tow truck driver said a broken shaft doesn't necessarily mean a wrecked transmission. Is this likely?
Tow truck also took the truck to their repair shop. Is this customary? My son is young, and I don't know cars. I'd like to give him the best advice I can.
Thank you all in advance.