A young man wraps a rope around the front wheel and pulls with all his might. This trick can save you when you need it the most.

Sometimes bad luck strikes and we find ourselves stuck in the middle of nowhere, alone with no cell phone reception, and a car that won't start. If it's simply a case of a dead battery, you can easily get your car started using only a jack and a rope. But there is one catch: this trick only works on cars with small gasoline engines and a manual transmission.

To get started, jack up the car so that one front wheel can spin freely.

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Now wrap the rope around the wheel. Leave enough at the end so you can get a good grip for pulling. Before proceeding any further, make sure that the jack is stable and the parking brake is on.

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The next step is to put the car in third gear and turn on the ignition.

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Now for the most important step: take hold of the rope and pull as hard as you can, as if you were starting a lawn mower.

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The spinning of the wheel should be enough to start the engine.

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The following video shows each step in more detail:

It's a great trick for getting yourself out of trouble if you drive the right kind of car and remember to keep a rope and jack in it at all times.




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