Project Zomboid: How To Hotwire A Car

Need a vehicle to escape or increase your survival in Project Zomboid? You should hotwire a car.

You can hotwire cars and other vehicles in Project Zomboid. This can be helpful as when you get a car, it can greatly help in increasing your survival. But to hotwire cars isn’t all that simple, while the process in itself might be easy, there are some things you need to look out for. So in this guide let us take a look at how to hotwire a car in Project Zomboid.

How to Hotwire Cars in Project Zomboid

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To Hotwire a car, press the V-key to open the interaction menu. From here select the option that allows you to hotwire vehicles. While this might be the basics of hotwiring a car it has some prerequisites. For instance, you cannot hotwire a car if you haven’t unlocked level 2 in mechanic and level 1 in Electrical. Aside from the prerequisites, you should also be aware of your surroundings.

Hotwiring a car may take multiple attempts, and an unsuccessful hotwire will create noise. This will alert any nearby zombies to your location. So there are two things that you should do before starting to hotwire a car. The first thing to do is to check if the car is in a good condition. The second thing is to equip a weapon. This will help because when you fail to hotwire the car, you will be prepared to deal with the zombies.

And one of the most important things to do while hotwiring vehicles in Project Zomboid is to smash the window using a weapon. If you smash the window of a car using your hands before hotwiring you will end up hurting your character.

So to sum up the entire hotwiring process, check your area for zombies before starting to hotwire a car. Next, equip a weapon, and then start hotwiring a car.

That covers everything you need to know about how to Hotwire Cars in Project Zomboid. Don’t miss out on our guides on how to survive the Helicopter event and multiplayer guide for Project Zomboid.