Breakdown? What to Do Before You Call

Be Ready for Roadside Assistance

No matter how cautious a driver you are, even the best car is not fail safe. You could have a tire blowout or a mechanical error that cause you to pull over. Hopefully not, but it’s best to be prepared.

Here are a few tips on what to do if you have a breakdown.

  • Move your car as far to the right side of the road as possible
  • Be sure that you move far enough from the road that you can open the door and get out without stepping into traffic
  • Use every available means to show that your car is in distress – a raised hood is recognized in virtually every country.
  • If you have signs or flares, make sure they are visible to upcoming drivers
  • Call emergency roadside assistance for help. If you don’t have a cell phone with you to call, it’s best to stay with your car until the police do their rounds, or another motorist reports your car trouble.

When you call roadside assistance, if you’re not sure where you are located, be as descriptive of your area as possible.

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