Jammed gas pedal
First, look in front of the road. Move the gear stick in neutral. Switch off ignition (in the way the steering wheel will be not short-circuited) and hit the brake pedal. Roll the car on the roadside. Next, try to find the breakdown cause. For example, the pedal can catch on сar foot pad, and you can easily fix it. If there is another cause, check the drive gear of gas pedal. You may find that some car parts are clamped or stucked. You need to take a bit of oil to check it level in the engine, maybe it would resolve the problem. If you can't detect or correct the fault by yourself(for example, it is caused by malfunction or loss of pull-off spring, or engine mounting), it is better not to start the car and drag it to the parking lot.
If your tires are blown out, don't brake hard and hold the steering wheel tightly to let the car driving along a stright line. Slowly release the gas pedal. Downshift. When the speed decreases, press easy on the brake. And don't change the tire on the roadway under any circumstanses.
The brakes failed to grip. Quickly press the pedal several times. If it doesn't work, be sure to switch on the headlights and alarm signaling. Shift the gears down step by step. Use the parking brake, keeping it in the free position to be able to release it in the case of a skid. If it isn't enough distance for stop: - set the signal;
- Try to reduce the speed, hugging the car wheels toward the curb.
- If the brakes failed to grip on a steep descent, reduce the speed using snow banks or bush fences.
- Avoid a frontal collision. It is better to pull over the verge. If you see in front of you the precipice, as a last resort, you can switch off ignition and engage first gear. It may damage the gearbox, but will help to prevent the fall of the car and in this manner save your life.
Slow it down! Also you should remember that the brake lights don't come on during the engine braking. In a dense city traffic this "trifle" can become the reason of car crashing into your trunk because the driver behind has no time to detect the danger. After all, you need only to hit lightly the brake pedal, to warn vehicle driving behind about reduction of speed.
Loss of steering wheel. It is often happened because of tight or, conversely, a free wheel turning. Use the headlight beam, car alarm to warn the other road users. Brake in such a way not to cause a skid. Having noticed such indications, make a stop and try remove the cause of a trouble