There are many reasons you may wind up on the side of the road with a vehicle that isn’t working properly. Maybe you have experienced a tire blowout, engine failure or even found yourself in a car accident. For whatever reason you have found yourself waiting for a tow truck, it’s important you are staying safe during the wait. Citywide Towing Service is here to share some tips to help you stay safe on the side of the road while you are waiting for your tow truck to arrive.
Pull Off the Road as Far as Possible
The first thing that most people do with car trouble is to pull off to the side of the road. However, the mistake that many people make is to fail to pull off the road far enough. If you aren’t pulled off far enough, you run the risk of getting hit by other vehicles on the road. You should try to pull over as far as humanly possible to keep yourself safe.
Make Yourself Visible when Broken Down on the Side of the Road
Just like getting off the road is important you need to make sure your vehicle is visible to the other drivers on the road. You should most definitely have your hazard lights on when you are pulled off to the side of the road. If you have an emergency kit, hopefully you have some traffic triangles or even flares in your vehicle that can help to make yourself even more visible.
Don’t Waste Your Phone Battery Die
If your car won’t turn on, and you have no way of charging your cellphone, you should preserve your phone battery as much as possible until help gets there. It is tempting to mindlessly scroll to try and pass the time as you wait, but you never know if you are going to need to make a call to get more help.
Stranger Danger when Waiting for a Tree
You may have strangers that pull off to offer their help when you are broken down. While it is considerate to have people want to help, you should be cautious anytime you are around strangers. There are some people that don’t have your best interest in mind and are actually criminals. It is best to decline any rides or tows from a stranger and wait for a reputable towing company to get to you to offer help.
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If you find that you are on the side of the road for any reason, you can count on the experts at Citywide Towing Service to be on call 24/7. We respond quickly to your call and will be at your side in no time at all. Whether you are looking for roadside assistance or a tow truck to get you to your mechanic, there is no one you can trust more than Citywide Towing to get you there safely. Call us today!