It is important that you do not let that boredom give you any ideas since waiting for a tow truck can be boring. It’s vital to remember that if you stay smart, you will stay safe after a vehicle breaks down. Below, we at Citywide Towing Service would like to offer some recommendations for you to not do while you wait for a tow!
Let the Phone Battery Die when Waiting for a Tow
Many people know that driving and texting is against the law, and most of us try to adhere to this. However, while the car is broken down and we are waiting for a rescue, drivers may be tempted to catch up on group texts and work emails. Unfortunately, it is best to resist the impulse. If your towing expert is unable to find your vehicle, your truck driver might need to get in contact with you. Also, roadside assistance might call for the need to get more information to give to the tow dispatcher. Do not immediately fire up a mobile game after calling for a towing expert. It is better to keep your phone data and lines clear and preserve your battery until the tow truck driver has reached you even if you have a vehicle charger.
Don’t Leave Vehicle when Broken Down on the Side of the Road
Don’t decide to gather your belongings and start walking when you wait too long for a tow truck. Not only is this unwise, but this is also very dangerous. Especially if you are on the highway or in a remote location, you are not going to get anywhere, and you could also become a sad statistic. Being the safer, smarter option is staying in your vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 4,735 pedestrians died.
Don’t Try to Be a Mechanic when You Know Nothing About Cars
Playing an auto mechanic now is not the time. You need to leave your engine alone following a breakdown. Especially if overheating was part of the reason for the breakdown, vehicle engines are extremely hot after driving, first of all. The pressure can cause the piping hot liquid to splash on you, causing burns if you try to take the caps off any fluid reservoirs. It is harder than you might think to diagnose an engine problem, secondly. You cannot pinpoint the problem if you do not have the expertise to know what a working vehicle engine looks like. While waiting for a tow truck and let your mechanic handle it, make sure to stay patient.
Accepting Help from Others Can Be Dangerous
Avoid talking to any motorists who stop to offer help and your instinct is telling you that you should roll up your window. Motorists do not know you, and you do not know them. Though you do need help, you shouldn’t ignore your instincts and open the door. You already have enough trouble with your broken-down vehicle as you could fall victim to a scam or serious crime.