# Why a moving car stops when its engine is switched off?

## Why a moving car stops when its engine is switched off?

If engine is switched off the vehicle will slow down as different forces including frictional force , air drag etc will oppose the accelerated car which after some time will stop when a mechanical equilibrium is reached . as engine is stopped no energy will be provided to car to overcome this force .

## Why a vehicle moving on a level road comes to rest when the engine is switched off?

The two forces acting on the car are force of friction and air resistance. Force of friction contributes more to slow down and stop the car. A car is mnoving on a level road, If the driver turns off the engine of the car, the car’s speed decreases gradually and ultimately it comes to a stop.

## Why does the car come to rest when its engine is switched off?

Answer: When the engine of a car is switched off, then there is no energy available for the engine to oppose the frictional forces. Thus, the engine slows down and eventually comes to rest.

## Why my car is still running when turned off?

The most straightforward causes are that the wrong grade of gasoline is being used (usually of too low octane), the spark plugs are faulty or of the wrong grade, the carburetor is badly out of tune, or the ignition timing is defective.

## What happens in the engine when a car is moving?

The engine harnesses the energy and uses it to propel your car. The explosions force pistons in the engine to move. When the energy from the first explosion has almost run out, another explosion occurs. This forces the pistons to move again.

## Why is it necessary to keep the engine of a car running to keep it moving at a constant speed down a straight flat highway?

The net force (net effect) is the frictional force between the tires of the car and the road. Keeping the car moving means providing F against that frictional force , and so without the engine running, the frictional force slows down the vehicle, and the energy is lost as heat.

## What are the two forces acting on a car moving on a level road?

The two forces acting on the car are force of friction and air resistance,Force of friction contributes more to slow down and stop the car.

## What to do if your car won’t stop?

1. Don’t panic.
2. Try the brakes again.
3. Carefully engage emergency brake.
4. Downshift into a lower gear.
5. Safely get off the road.
6. Don’t turn the car off until you’ve stopped.
7. Signal for help.
8. Get your brakes inspected by a professional.