Someone I know has a classic Chevy from the 50s/60s.
It was not driven all summer, so he started it up today to winterize it (Stabil, etc)
When he backed out of the garage, the car was having problems moving, even as he raced the engine.
It’s clear the brakes are stuck on.
Pedal is down.
Brakes lights stay on even with keys out of ignition.
And the car barely moves. It was starting to “peel out” when he tried to drive it back into the garage.
To get it to move forward, 2 people had to push it while he stepped on the gas.
First, what should he tell the mechanic?
The brakes are frozen?
Is this common for a car that has been sitting?
Next, how is this situation best addressed?
I assume he needs to call a flatbed to tow it to the local mechanic.
It might be as simple as a frozen caliper? Maybe 1 or all 4?
Should he avoid trying to back it out?
Should the tow truck driver put the 4 wheels on those “dolly” things, and have use wheel it out of the garage?
Thanks for any help.