Dealing with a vehicle breakdown is never a situation we wake-up wanting to deal with. To make this process less stressful, here are tips to consider if your vehicle breakdowns.
According to an article at endurancewarranty.com, “How to Deal with a Car Breakdown”
If You’re Driving: Evaluate your surroundings and the nature of your problem. If you can make it to a safe, open area – such as a parking lot – then try to do so. Otherwise, pull over to the side of the road, and as far as you can go while still remaining on flat, level terrain. Your goal is to get as far away from traffic – and the chance of a collision – as possible. Remember to turn on your emergency flashers to alert other drivers to your problem.
Do not try to push a disabled car off the road if there’s any other traffic around. Similarly, do not remain in the car if there is any chance it could be struck by another vehicle. Exit the vehicle on the side away from traffic.
If You’re Not Driving: Consider how important your plans for the day are, and contact whoever needs to know about the situation. This may be your spouse, your boss, your child’s daycare center, and so on. Let them know your status and your plan to have the car repaired, then move on to the next step.” To read the entire article click here.