It is never a convenient time for your vehicle to become incapacitated, in fact, most motorists can attest to that. When your vehicle fails, it is often at the most inconvenient time imaginable and in the middle of busy traffic. It is always helpful to be prepared should this situation occur. Instead of burdening someone to come to your aid, who probably doesn’t know what to even do, have a professional help you. Taking the time to do some research can help you find a reputable towing company that offers quality towing and provides roadside assistance services. Speedway Towing and Roadside Assistance is dependable and reputable. Consider keeping our number in your cell phone to reach us quickly and conveniently. Additionally, below Speedway Towing and Roadside Assistance would like to offer some tips for when you find the need for roadside assistance.
What to Do if Your Car Breaks Down in the Middle of Nowhere
1) Get the broken down vehicle out of traffic.
If, and only if, it is safe, get your vehicle out of traffic. If the situation permits, choose a straight path to get your automobile out of the way because curves and corners only make the vehicle more of a challenge to push out of the way. Simply coast your vehicle safety if the engine has cut out, and you can safely and within traffic laws get it out of the way. You want the vehicle as far from traffic as possible. If your vehicle takes a dive during rush hour, you can request law enforcement assistance to get your vehicle out of the flow of traffic.
2) Make your broken down vehicle more obvious.
You want to ensure that commuters can see your vehicle in advance to avoid collisions when your vehicle is safely out of traffic. Turn your hazard lights on not matter if it is day or night. This allows your help to spot you sooner and to help other motorists understand your situation by turning on the interior lights on to increase your visibility and lift your hood up after sunset. If you have flares or hazard triangles, place them around your vehicle appropriately can make your predicament clearer to onlookers.
3) Call for professional roadside assistance.
After you are safe and visually enhanced, call your professional for aid. If the problem is too complex for roadside assistance, the tow service can get your vehicle home or to your mechanic’s garage, the professionals can provide a limited amount of services in an effort to get your vehicle back in operation. There are emergency boxes available where you can call for assistance should you do not have a cell phone, or a charged battery for your cell, or a signal.
4) Stay inside the stranded vehicle, or at least close by.
There is not much left to do but wait for help to arrive following the completion of all the steps listed. For the professionals to help you more efficiently, it is important you stay in your vehicle or in close proximity. Stay behind the barrier if they are there and conditions are favorable are recommended to stay in the safety of your vehicle with the seatbelt fastened.