There is a lot of time saved when motorists commute on the highways. Whether they are traveling or simply have miles to cover for day-to-day needs, many people prefer the convenience of using the highways with the higher speeds, no stops and a steady flow. When your vehicle breaks down and you are stranded in a sea of speeding vehicles, the highways can be less convenient, however. It can be a rather overwhelming experience with the higher speeds and even distracted drivers, and few know how to remedy the situation safely. To help you get out of this predicament safely and efficiently, we at Citywide Towing would like to share recommendations and suggestions. As a driver, you are responsible for staying safe and also keeping other passengers safe. To make informed and calculated decisions when driving and having to pull over quickly, we offer helpful tips below.
Choose the Right Lane
In most cases, your vehicle will show some signs of disturbance. You may notice unexpected noises, smells, or the vehicle lacking performance. Should you notice anything, begin moving towards the safe lane. Avoid driving down the middle of the highway. Make use of warning lights to make other drivers aware when you are moving towards the safe lane.
Towing & Roadside Assistance Near Me
Use your smart phone to search in your browser for ‘breakdown recovery near me’ or ‘local breakdown recovery’ if you are unprepared for a towing and roadside assistance service. To provide services, this can help you find local experts. Make the call once you have the number. The dispatcher will ask you for your vehicle makes and model, your name and some other information along with your location and will send an expert to you. You may be asked to use location markers if you are on a highway if you have the means. We always do everything we can to send a professional to your location to help minimize the wait.
Leave the Vehicle if You Can Safely
You are likely to be in a panicky situation if your car has suddenly stopped working. Sitting inside a car broken down somewhere on a highway is not an ideal safety situation. You should gather the passengers and any pets and wait for assistance away from the vehicle, but only if there is a safe place away from traffic and the vehicle. While you are waiting for help, find a safe place and stay there. You can cause traffic issues and put others at risk from every car crossing your way do not ask for help.