Never Suffered a Breakdown Before?

What Motorists Need to Do When Waiting for Their 24 Hour Roadside Assistance to Show Up

Suffering a breakdown is a situation most people do not want to live through; however, it is a sad fact of life that no matter how well you maintain your vehicle, 24 hour roadside assistance will eventually be needed. The following are a few things you need to do while waiting for roadside assistance.

1. Move as far away from the road as you can.

If it is still possible to drive your car, you should move it as far to the side of the road as you can. In some situations, this may be possible, while in others it is not. However, this is an important step in making sure both you and your car are safe while waiting on a busy road.

2. Switch on your hazard lights.

As soon as you have moved your car, the next thing you can do is to switch on your hazard lights. Even though this may seem like a simple thing, it is quite important, as without them, you may be less visible to cars on the road, which in turn increases the chances of another vehicle hitting you. On top of this, if it is in the evening, or the conditions are adverse, you should consider putting out flares or any other devices which will help other drivers see you more clearly.

3. Organize and gather your essential items and documents.

If you have a bag in your car, it’s a good idea to fill it with things that you may need after your car is towed. So remember to gather everything before you leave so you can go as soon as the tow truck comes. Anything you do not want to leave behind in your car should be taken too.

If you have ever suffered a breakdown before, then you know the importance of 24 hour roadside assistance. To find out more about our services, call Joe's Towing at (716) 202-2174 today, we cover the Buffalo, NY and surrounding areas.

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