When your car breaks down and you are sitting on the side of the road, the last thing you want is something happening to you while you are waiting for a tow truck. Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance is going to give you a few tips on how to stay safe while you are waiting for a tow truck.
Pull Over Safely
If you start to run into car problems or your car starts to break down you want to pull your car over to the side of the road as much as you can. The further over you are the safer you will be, not getting hit by another car. If you run into a situation where your car is stopped and can’t move and you are in the middle of the road, make sure you put on your hazard lights and if you have triangle cones put those behind your car. This will help the oncoming cars see you better and slow down.
Stay Visible on the Side of the Road
When you break down you want to make sure you stay visible and make your car as visible as possible, especially at night. Make sure you have the hazard lights on and the reflective cones out so that other cars can see you at night. If you can don’t stay in your car because if a car comes and hits your car that is still dangerous for you. Stand away from your car if it is possible.
Make Sure Phone is Always Charged
When your car breaks down and you don’t have a lot to do but sit and wait for a tow truck it can start to get boring. Many people will start playing on their phones. It makes time pass faster, but playing on your phone will waste your battery. If you are waiting and your battery is dead and you need to call a tow truck again or anybody else because of an emergency, you will not have any battery left to call. If your car is still able to charge your phone then you are just fine but if your car won’t turn on we advise you not to play on your phone and save your battery.
Beware of Strangers
Make sure when you are on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck to beware of people. There are some good people out there who want to help you. But there are others who will say they are helping you and take you to go get help while their partner is stealing stuff from your car. We want to look for the best in people but beware because not everyone is there to help.
You Should Never Leave Anything Important in Car
When your car breaks down and you are waiting for a tow truck, as long as you are staying by your car you are usually easy to find. But if you leave your car or the tow truck is going to take your car make sure you take all your valuables out. You do not want them to get stolen while you were away from your car.
Keep Water on You
On those hot days when your car breaks down, it is always important to have water with you. This way you don’t have heat stroke or get dehydrated while you were outside waiting for a tow truck in the heat. Try to keep water in your car always.
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Having your car breakdown is not something that is fun. But it happens and you need to stay safe so that nothing happens to you at the same time your car is not working. If you need a tow, give Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance a call.