These are the must-do things prior to or during the time your car breaks down, including tire change, things to prepare, etc.
As a new driver with no experience in driving in a long road trip, you shouldnot ignore the advice below. We will help you better handle your car when it is suddenly broken halfway.
1. Learn how to change tires
Before any long trip, you should try, even once, self-learning how to change the tires or ask for guidance from those who have experienced. This helps you not rely on the help of others when incidents occur.
On your car always needs to have: a wrench to open wheel screws, jack, pump and spare tires in case there is an incident on the road.
2. Prepare simple but essential things
Going on the long, strange or sparsely populated road, you need to have a gas can in the car. Even if only one cannot also be helpful, you can ask for help from other cars or to the nearest gas station.
2 crucial things to remember are to test water in the coolant and windshield washer before leaving. Or you can make time to do it once you wash your car every two weeks. Having flashlight in the car is not redundant either – it is very probable that the problem happen at night time. And of course, you must also have reserve money to pay for spare parts or repair costs in the event of force majeure.
3. Stalled vehicles
If the car stalls while running, you have to pull your stick shift to number 2, the car in most cases will re-start the engine. It is important to pay attention to the acceleration pedal to avoid stalling the engine again. Similarly, the car will start the engine if pulled or towed by the other car, if the engine starts, the car will jerk. To avoid any shock on the other car, when towing the car, you should turn on the emergency lights.
If the car breaks down and stops, you can move shortly by batteries unless you want to push the car. How to do the following: Set # 1, release all pedals, including the accelerator and brake pedal and turn on the start switch. The car will run if you keep the key in that position. Of course, you should not use this method too often, but in case of moving the car towards the sidewalk.
4. The rise in motor temperature
When driving your car, if the temperature starts to rise rapidly, it means that the engine has overheated. Don’t rush in turning off your car engine, it is best advised that you stop the car back to number "0" and press the accelerator, wait for the temperature to decrease and check if it lacks cooling water or fan belts have not coincided.
If it is run out of water, refill and continue driving. If you do not have the cooling water, you can use non-carbonated mineral water, or even tap water. If fan belt coincides, you must adjust the according tension level. Be precautious when opening the radiator cap, and try to avoid the boiling water.
Here are the few tips for when the car begins to stall. Let us know more what your experience is and how you react to the problem above.