Needing roadside assistance is never an ideal situation, though having these services are fortunately readily available when you need them. The inconvenience of the vehicle being disabled is nothing anyone wants to deal with and even though a professional expert providing roadside assistance services is on the way, customers may experience some waiting. There are many tips and suggestions to help you keep safe and what you should do while you wait. These tips frequently suggest drivers wait in a safe place, but few know where the safest place is. With this in mind, we at Citywide Towing Service would like to take the opportunity to recommend a few safe places you should wait while waiting for roadside assistance services.
Wait on Right Shoulder of the Highway or Road
Where vehicles can be parked in the event of an emergency, the majority of highways have an area on the right side of the road, a shoulder. Maneuver it to the right shoulder of the road so as to better avoid oncoming traffic if in the event you can still accelerate your vehicle. Since it is incredibly dangerous to leave your vehicle blocking the road this is essential. Few drivers may not be able to avoid a collision and risk causing an accident or being hit by a car is simply too high though other drivers could potentially dodge your vehicle. You mitigate these risks by moving your vehicle off the road to its adjacent shoulder.
Park as far as Possible from Traffic
You need to exit through the passenger side door (so you’re as far from the traffic as possible if in the event your car breaks down on a highway, and you think you can get out of your vehicle. It is ideal to wear a bright colored jacket so you’re clearly visible to other drivers and you should, if possible, but carefully look both ways before you begin walking on the road. If you find your vehicle broken down it is best to call the licensed, insured, and highly experienced roadside assistance experts here at Citywide Towing for rapid, direct-to-location assistance.
Wait for Roadside Assistance Inside Your Vehicle
If you are not in the middle of the road and as long as your engine is not smoking or overheating, we recommend staying inside your vehicle. Make sure to keep the seatbelt on, though it may be tempting to remove it. Being a good way of avoiding potential injury, a vehicle more visible on the road than people. During inclement weather like rain, or in a dangerous area, stay inside your car is also important if you are stranded at night. Since it can draw attention to potential criminals who want to take advantage of your vulnerability, keep your vehicle doors locked and do not walk around your vehicle.
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No matter the issues you are facing, the expert team of Citywide Towing Service is readily available to help you with roadside assistance services in Dallas, TX and surrounding areas. Should the problem be more than a simple roadside assistance service, our experts can provide towing services to help you get your vehicle out of traffic and either to a trusted mechanic or your home.