SERVICE ENGINE SOON is a common Driving Event in Death Road to Canada.

Event Text

The car is running fine, but an error code shows up on the dashboard. The group has no idea what's wrong, so they pull over to see what is up.

  • Ignore it
  • [Highest Mechanical Character] carefully inspects it
  • [Highest Strength Character] punches/bites it real hard
  • [Highest Fitness Character] kicks it a lot


Ignore it

  • Event ends, Nothing happens

[Character] carefully inspects it

[Character] carefully inspects the error message. Turns out it was just a loose gas cap. Easy to fix!

  • [Character] +1 Mechanical (if character had less than 2 Mechanical)
  • [Character] Mechanical revealed
  • +2-4 car engine

[Character] punches/bites it real hard

If human: [Character] smashes the car with his/her fists.
If animal: [Character] bites the hell out of the car, big time.

It relieves some stress, and the error light turns off!

  • [Character] +1 Strength (if character had less than 4 Strength)
  • [Character] +1 Morale
  • [Character] Strength revealed
  • -1 car chassis

[Character] kicks it a lot

[Character] steps outside of the car and just wails on it with his/her feet. What a workout! The error light stays on, though.

  • [Character] +1 Fitness (if character had less than 4 Fitness)
  • [Character] +1 Morale
  • [Character] Fitness revealed
  • -1 car chassis


  • If the group doesn't have a car, this event is replaced by a different event known as Hiking to Canada, which causes the party to lose 1 Health (lethal). However, the only way to encounter this event is by losing your car at the beginning of the second-to-last driving day, as SERVICE ENGINE SOON is a driving event, not a walking event.
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