How To: Handle it when your car stalls

Handle it when your car stalls

Have a small fear that your car might stall and you'll have a freak out? Stay calm. If you are driving down the road and your car suddenly dies, you need to know how to avoid a crash.

What you will need:
• A car with a manual transmission
• A cool head

Step 1: Don't panic
Do not panic. Panic will only distort your judgment and increase your chances of causing an accident.

Step 2: Depress pedals
Depress the clutch and brake pedals simultaneously.

Step 3: Put the car in neutral
Place the shifter in neutral.

Step 4: Turn the key to start
Turn the key to the start position until the engine is running. You may need to repeat this several times.

Step 5: Move the shifter to first
Move the shifter to first gear.

Step 6: Work the pedals
Slowly remove your foot from the clutch while slowly pressing down on the gas pedal. Proceed slowly.

Step 7: Drive
Continue on your merry way.

Tip: In 1904 the Sturtevant brothers invented the first automatic transmission.

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