Today’s cars and trucks are electronic marvels. Computers control everything from when the transmission shifts to turning on the windshield wipers for you. Ever since computers were first introduced into cars in the 1970s, manufacturers have found more and more functions for those computers to do; some to help the engine run more efficiently and some to make driving easier.
But there’s a problem with that. An endless series of science fiction stories have shown what happens when computers run amok and take over the world. Ever since 2001 a Space Odyssey, out of control computers have been killing people. But what about when the opposite happens and computers just stop working?
That’s what would happen if one of our country’s enemies decided to attack us with an EMP. Rather than killing us by computers going haywire, it would be killing us by our computers breaking. Nothing would work, including our cars.
However, it is possible to have your car work after the EMP is gone. With a few simple preparations, you could be the only one on your block who is still driving, when everyone else is walking. For, as one engineer put it, “What one man can break, another
Originally posted on Ask A Prepper