Please, people, it’s not that difficult. Brakes are what you use to stop your car; breaks is what happens to it when the brakes fail and you hit something with the car!
I used to sometimes read the rec.motorcycles newsgroup and “break” was used incorrectly more often than not. I still read a few of the rec.aviation.* newsgroups and it’s nearly as common there.
That’s disappointing, no doubt. After all if you’re going to discuss nearly any kind of motor vehicle it seems like a minimal amount of effort would teach you the difference between “break” and “brake”.
But now I’ve seen it right here on this very message board! I come here expecting a higher standard than what we see from the general public! Instead, now my fragile belief in humanity has been crushed!
(Sorry, forgot to do any cursing in this pit post: darn!)