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Be Prepared for Your First Car Breakdown
You are driving down the highway, or maybe a remote country
Here are is a quick guide on what to do when your car breaks down, from car
Move to a Safe Place
The first thing that you should do when your car breaks down
Do not get out of your car if you are broken down on the highway and are not able to get to the shoulder. When you do get out of your car, be extremely careful.
Know Your Abilities
It is important to know when you can perform the needed car repair yourself and when you will need to call a tow truck. You may also need to visit a mechanic for your car repair. However, if you just have a flat tire, you might be able to do that type of car repair yourself. Depending on how comfortable you are with cars, you might be able to do other small repairs yourself.
You should never do a car repair yourself when it is unsafe to do so. Tow trucks can repair flat tires on the scene and have the safety gear to protect themselves.
Call a Tow Truck
As soon as you have ascertained that your car will not start working again, call a tow truck. It may take a while for the tow truck to get there, so if you think there’s a small chance that you will be able to do a car repair yourself, you can still call. If you fix it before they arrive, you can call the tow company back and tell them that your car repair worked and the vehicle is running again.
It’s helpful to keep handy the phone numbers of a few tow companies and car repair shops in your area. That way, if you break down, you already know who to call.
Use a Call for Help Phone
If your phone isn’t working, some states have
Having your car break down is never fun, but if you have a plan and know what to do, it can be a lot easier to deal with. Take these tips to heart and be ready for when your car breaks down. Whether you can do a DIY car repair or have to tow your vehicle to a nearby car repair shop, you’ll have your vehicle taken care of.
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