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Toyota Recall: How to Safely Stop a Runaway Toyota; VIDEO By Automotive Expert Bobby Likis


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Life-saving video demo shows exactly how to instantly gain control of a Toyota with stuck gas pedal

PENSACOLA, Fla., Feb. 5 -- Respected automotive industry expert & host of the nationally syndicated "Bobby Likis Car Clinic" broadcast, Bobby Likis performs a video demonstration of safely stopping an out-of-control, accelerating Toyota. The guest of the ABC TV Gulf Coast affiliate, Likis simulates the emergency using a "panic stick," then brings the recalled Toyota model to a full & safe stop.

How to stop a runaway Toyota Starts at 4 minutes into video

"This easy-to-do technique should be shared not only with every recalled Toyota owner, but also with every 911 operator," said Likis. "And this simple procedure works with every car, not just Toyotas." Then Likis warns, "Many people think that pushing hard on the brakes is the answer to neutralize a stuck gas pedal or to re-gain control of renegade acceleration. This is not the case. While standing on the brakes at very low speeds may work without brake burnout...at road speeds (especially out-of-control acceleration), this would not only NOT stall or stop the racing engine, it would likely overheat brakes & render them totally useless."

About Bobby Likis

Bobby Likis is deeply steeped in two industries: automotive service and broadcast. Car Clinic Service/Pre-RepairŪ is an award-winning automotive service center, serving the Gulf Coast for 35 years. Likis-- the only car-talk host on commercial radio to be named on the "Talkers 250" (top 250 radio hosts in America)--broadcasts "Bobby Likis Car Clinic" from an all-digital studio within his service shop. "Bobby Likis Car Clinic" is distributed via broadcast radio, globalcast on multiple Internet stations including www.CarClinicNetwork.com, PalTalk Chat Room, podcasts on assorted outlets (including iTunes & iPhone) and CelleCast (on all cell phones). Car Clinic's Network is one without geographical confines, and automotive consumers everywhere can watch Bobby live from his studio every Saturday during "Bobby Likis Car Clinic" on www.WatchBobbyLive.com.