What You & Every Other Driver Should Do When Your Car Breaks Down On The Road
If you’re driving a car, especially one with over 100,000 miles on it, chances are it’ll break down sooner or later.
Unfortunately, if your car does break down, it usually happens while you’re on the road.
If it does, it’s important that you take the right measures to prevent a “just when I thought things couldn’t get worse” situation.
Here’s a few guidelines you should follow incase your car does break down while you’re driving it on the road.
The first thing you should do if your car starts acting funny on the road is…..
Turn your hazard lights on! It’s important that you let other drivers know what’s going on with your car, this will help prevent a car accident and make it easier for you to pull over safely to the side of the road if your car is still mobile.
Usually the button to turn on your hazard lights looks like this:
Remember to always remain calm
Don’t freak out and don’t get scared. The last thing you want to do is cause a car accident or hurt yourself.
After you’ve turned on your hazard lights, if your car is still able to move, pull over to the right hand shoulder of the road or an emergency lane ASAP.
If your car can’t move, do not exit your vehicle, especially if you’re on a highway.
Call for help
As much as you may not want too, unless you have the tools on hand to fix your car, you need to call for help.
Also, if your car breaks down in the middle of the road, you need to call 911 so that a unit can be sent to direct traffic around your car. You don’t have to, but hey, it’s your car.
The best thing you can do is call a local towing company and get your car towed either to your house or a local mechanic shop. Anything but on the road is better!
Long story short…
Anytime your car breaks down turn on your hazard lights, remain calm and call for help.
The Apple Collision Center in West York PA can have your car towed directly to our mechanic shop 24/7. Just call 717-852-9592 and we will always come help you.