A father and son pushed their car to bring it to the side of road as it had stalled in the middle of the road

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A father and son pushed their car to bring it to the side of road as it had stalled in the middle of the road. They experienced that although they had to push with all their might initially to move the car, the push required to keep the car rolling was smaller, once the car started rolling. Explain.

Answer:

Because initially they had to apply force to set the car in motion but once the car started rolling, they had to apply force only to balance rolling friction of the car, the value of which is very less.