Tag: emergencies

24 Posts

Apr 01, 1996

Is there a warning for when your brakes are about to fail?

Dear Car Talk

Please help You fellows are a dear to us single females who own cars What does a driver do when her brakes fail This happened to me and it was a hellish experience believe me I had a Dodge Dart...

brakes warning lights emergencies

Sep 01, 1995

A reader suggests a way to escape a vehicle if its electric windows fail in an emergency.

Dear Car Talk

Some time ago you guys published a letter about a little old lady who was fearful that her car's electric windows wouldn't work if the car plunged into a river In your inimitable way you made her look like an...

safety emergencies accidents

May 01, 1995

Is there a "safe" way to stop an out-of-control vehicle with a stuck accelerator pedal?

Dear Car Talk

A tragic accident happened this past spring in the Denver area A woman was driving a U-Haul truck on the interstate when the accelerator stuck in the full open position She fought it for a mile apparently before hitting numerous...

emergencies safe driving tips

Feb 01, 1995

Could braking hard in an emergency cause my engine to stall?

Dear Car Talk

The other day I had to brake hard attempting to avoid a vehicle turning in front of me When I did the engine on my ' Toyota Celica stalled and I lost my power steering and brakes I figured cars...

emergencies engines