No one looks forward to their car breaking down on the side of the road or highway, but knowing what to do in that situation can be the difference between safety and disaster.
Here are a few quick tips to make sure that you’re safe while you’re waiting for a tow truck.
1. Get off the road
The first thing you want to do is make sure you get your car all the way off the side of the road. This can mean understanding that your car is about to break down if it is acting funny and taking the momentum of your car to get off to the side of the road. This is especially important at night.
2. Let Other Motorists Know You’re There
There are many car hazard kids that come with bright orange triangles or even road flares that you can put leading up to your car to keep everyone on the road safe. Invest in one of those.
3. Call for Help
In the age of cellphones, most people are able to contact help pretty quickly, if not immediately. Take note of the mile marker that you’re on or major landmarks. You can also use some map apps on your smartphone to send your exact location!
4. Stick with your Vehicle
Leaving your vehicle isn’t always the best decision. It can be towed without warning and walking on the side of a highway or road isn’t exactly the safest thing to do. Stick around with your vehicle, it hopefully won’t be too long until your help arrives.
If you’re stuck due to a lock situation, be sure to contact 24/7 Emergency Locksmith for help. Call (484) 891-1922.