Whenever I get on the freeway and try to get up to speed, my car starts freaking out. It feels like someone is occasionally slamming on my brakes for half a second, so it makes the car jolt "backwards" while on the freeway. This usually happens when I am going 60-65mph. The jolting usually slows down and then stops once I've been on the freeway for a few minutes, but it happens a lot at first and is frankly very embarrassing and scaring the hell out of me. My best guess (I know nothing about cars) is that the fuel isn't reaching the engine in time?
I also need new brakes, I'm not sure if this is an important factor or not. Occasionally while I'm driving, my parking brake light will go on. I'll pull the release lever but the light doesn't shut off (obviously my parking brake isn't on while I'm driving down the road). Any ideas on what this might be? Thanks
Thursday, October 10th, 2013 AT 9:03 AM