Auto Tips on How to Handle a Vehicle Breakdown

Do you know what to do if your car breakdowns? Let’s take a look at how to safely handle a car breakdown.

According to an article at thecarconnection.com, “Auto Tips”

  1. novus“First things first: get your car off the road.Even when things go seriously wrong, moving vehicles don’t usually stop working entirely, so hopefully, you’ll have some time and momentum to get your car to the side of the road. (If not, turn on your hazard lights and skip to step 2; don’t get out of the car while it’s stranded in traffic, especially if you’re stuck on a busy highway.) When you reach the side of the road, put the car in park, engage the emergency brake, and spin your steering wheel away from the road. That way, your car won’t accidentally roll out into oncoming traffic. Turn on your hazard lights, too.
  2. Call for help.According to the Pew Research Center, about 77% of American teens have cell phones, so odds are good that this won’t be a problem. (For the remaining 23% of teens, parents might consider stowing a limited-function feature phone in the glove box, just for emergencies. Or you could purchase a roadside assistance device like OnStar FMV, which I s now on sale for $99.)
  3. Let other drivers know that you’re in trouble.Hazard lights are a start, but they don’t necessarily shout to the world that you’re having car problems. (For example, you might’ve pulled over to take a call.) If you can get out of the car safely and if you have road flares available, place a couple of them about 50 feet behind your car. Raising the hood isn’t a bad idea, either.” To read the entire article click here.

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