An EMP event has occurred and you are sitting looking at your useless vehicle, what is it good for? The first thing that you do is disconnect the battery and see if the computers will reset themselves. Wait a few minutes, reconnect the battery and try to start the vehicle. This actually worked occasionally during some government testing. I assume that this is at least partly dependent on the strength of the attack.
When this doesn’t work what do you do with your vehicle. First think about the gas and oil, both have other uses. You probably want to keep it intact in case you can find a way to fix it. But there are still several good uses you can put it too.
First, it makes a good dehydrator. Lay window screens or something similar across the top of the seats; spread your produce on the screens, open windows to control the heat and you have a dehydrator. Second roll the windows up and you have a bit of an oven, lay food on the dash in direct sunlight and it will heat up. Third, a friend of mine that was raised near a Native American Reservation remembers them using old cars in the spring to start their plants and at other times to sprout grain. If you don’t mind destroying the car, you can strip the interior and use it for a smoker.
These are just a few of the potential alternate uses for a vehicle. Give it some thought and you will find a lot more.