When you have found yourself in need of a tow truck, it can be frustrating. Most people don’t feel like they have time for car trouble. However, it happens to the best of us from time to time. There are a few things that you should do while you are waiting for the towing company that is coming to rescue you from this frustrating situation. Citywide Towing is here to share some of these safety tips that will hopefully help to get you back on the road as soon as possible when disaster strikes.
Know the Tow Truck Company Coming to Assist You
Unfortunately, we live in the world that makes it a necessity that you know exactly who is coming to help you and what their vehicle identification is. You need to get this information from the dispatch that is helping get someone out to you. You can never be too careful, and you should always verify all of this information before you get out of your vehicle when they arrive.
Get Safely Off the Road when Your Vehicle Breaks Down
When you are having car trouble, or if you have been in an accident, you may not have much say in this matter. However, if there is any way at all that you have the power to get off the road, do it. This is so important for your safety as well as the safety of others on the road. Once you are off the road as far as possible, turn on those hazards so people know there is a problem up ahead. If you can’t get your vehicle very far off the road, you may want to consider getting out of the car and getting as far off the road as humanly possible.
Use Road Flares or Reflective Triangles if You Have Them
Some of you may have an emergency kit stowed away in your vehicle. This is the time to pull it out. Many of these kits come with either flares or triangles that you can put on the road to add another level of alert to the other drivers on the road. If possible, place one first ten feet from the vehicle and another one 30 feet from the rear of the car. This often saves lives.
Don’t Be Too Friendly to Strangers
While there are some people out there that genuinely want to help you out, there are plenty of people out there that simply can’t be trusted. You are far better off waiting for a reputable towing company to come out and help you than you are excepting help from a stranger that you don’t know at all.
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If you have found yourself stranded, you know that you can turn to the towing experts at Citywide Towing Service for the help you need to get you back on the road as soon as possible. We respond quickly to you call, because we know how valuable your time is. Call us today!