Friday the 13th: The Game - How to Repair a Car

Find out how to fix a broken car and make your escape in Friday the 13th: The Game.
May 25, 2017 8:32 AM by Morgan Shaver

In Friday the 13th: The Game, knowing how to repair a car can help you and your fellow Counselors win the game. This is arguably one of the most common methods Counselors can use to survive in Friday the 13th: The Game, as the parts needed to repair the car are relatively easy to find (when you’re not being hunted by Jason).

You can view where each car is by opening up the full map and looking for the blue and white symbols that look like, you guessed it, a car. It’s important to coordinate with your fellow Counselors if possible, as they might’ve already installed the engine in one car. So, rather than wasting your time on a car that hasn’t been repaired, you can head over and help then finish the car that’s currently in progress.

To help make things a little easier, we’ve put together a guide on how to repair a car in Friday the 13th: The Game, and how to use it to escape Jason.

How to Repair a Car in Friday the 13th: The Game

In Friday the 13th: The Game, you'll need three different items to repair the car and make your escape.

Knowing how to repair a car in Friday the 13th: The Game can be difficult at first, as you’re often busy running for your life as Jason pursues you in the shadows. Despite how terrifying this might be, you don’t want to let Jason deter you from seeking out items to repair a car. After all, this is one the main ways you can escape the camp and win as a Counselor.

To locate a car to repair, open up your full map and look for the blue car symbol in Friday the 13th: The Game.

Each map will have 1-2 cars that can be repaired. As stated above, you'll need to open up your full map of the camp to see where the cars are located. While you can repair a car on your own, it’s definitely easier when you have other Counselors working alongside you. To repair a car, you’ll need to find the following three items:

  • Car Keys
  • Gas Can
  • Car Battery
One of the items you'll need to repair a car in Friday the 13th: The Game is a Gas Can.

You cannot use the car to escape unless you have all three items. To locate these items, you’ll want to explore the cabins in the area surrounding the car. When it comes to finding Car Keys, you can often stumble across them by opening up drawers and seeing what’s inside.

Even if you don’t find the Car Keys right away, you may find something useful like a Pocket Knife which can be used to immediately break free from Jason’s clutches (though it can only be used once). Of the three items needed to repair a car, the Car Keys are the easiest to manage, as you’ll add the Car Keys to one of your three inventory slots. 

When you find the Car Keys, they'll be added to your inventory in Friday the 13th: The Game. 

In contrast, if you find a Gas Can or Car Battery, you’ll end up dropping your weapon. Because of this, you'll want to try and find the Car Keys first before searching for the Gas Can and Car Battery.

In terms of where you can find these items, both the Gas Can and Car Battery can be found on the ground, so as you’re going through each cabin, make sure to look at the floor to avoid walking past them. 

Be sure to check the ground for items like the Car Battery in Friday the 13th: The Game.

Now that you've found either a Gas Can or Car Battery, your first priority should be taking it over to the car you’re working on repairing. This is where things can get a bit challenging, as installing the Car Battery and filling the car with gas require you to play a bit of a mini game.

The worst part? You’re essentially stuck performing this action until you either fail or complete it, giving Jason the opportunity to teleport behind you. Again, it’s easier to work in unison with other Counselors, as they can stand guard and distract Jason as you work to repair the car.

To install the Car Battery in Friday the 13th: The Game, walk over to the car's open hood and press "E" to start the mini game.

To install the Car Battery, head over to the car’s open hood and interact by pressing “E” on your keyboard (or the console equivalent). This will prompt you to complete the mini game, which is essentially a circle with various bars inside. These bars act as an action prompt where you have to press whichever button indicator appears.

In addition to pressing the correct button, you’ll need to press the button at the right time to continue moving through the circle. With each mistake you make, Jason will be alerted, so depending on how many mistakes you’ve made, you may want to vacate the area after installing the car part.

Be careful when using the keys to start the car, as Jason can pull you from the car and kill you in Friday the 13th: The Game.

After using this mini game to install both the Car Battery and Gas Can, head over to the door and get inside the car. This is where you’ll use the Car Keys to start the car, though there’s a bit of delay. If Jason’s in the area, you may want to wait before trying to start the car as he can pull you out through the window.

Once the car starts, you’ll want to drive out through the camp’s front gates onto the main road. It’s important to be extremely cautious when driving the car, as hitting an object like a tree can damage the car. In order to start the car again, you’ll need to use the keys with the same delay as before.

After you repair the car, you'll want to drive through the camp's front gates onto the main road in Friday the 13th: The Game.

If Jason is chasing you, it’s better to vacate the car and head back when the coast is clear. Additionally, Jason can teleport in front of the car and use his body to stop it. Hitting Jason with the car does not appear to damage or stun him, so be sure to drive around him if he teleports in front of your car.

And that’s all there is to it! It can be difficult to repair the car all while trying to avoid Jason, but once you repair the car, you have the best possible chance of surviving and winning the game as a Counselor. As such, it’s definitely worth knowing how to repair a car in Friday the 13th: The Game.

By reading this guide, you should now know how to repair a car in Friday the 13th: The Game.