03 Aug Nighttime Breakdown
Do you have a plan if your vehicle breaks down somewhere in the middle of the night? Do you know how to change a flat? Or, do you have a plan and a kit in place in the event that your vehicle is inoperable and you have to call the first responders at City Towing to come out in the middle of the night to help? Hopefully you never experience a breakdown, but it is possible, and there are a few things to remember to keep yourself safe.
The very first thing you should do in the event that your vehicle breaks down is call City Towing. You should have the number in your phone and remember that you can use it twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to call for help/service. When you call City Towing, your first responder can help you get your vehicle somewhere safe. Once you have help on the way, let someone else know where you are. It’s also a good idea to call someone to come to your location and wait safely for the tow truck to arrive.
When someone has a vehicle breakdown, for whatever the reason, it’s imperative that they put on the hazard lights to alert the other motorists. At night, a vehicle pulled off on the shoulder of the road might be difficult to see, but the hazard lights help the other motorists see the vehicle and alert them to possible hazards on or around the roadway. You can also use flares, assuming you carry flares in your emergency kit, although a flare is a tool that requires caution to use, and, if you do pack flares in your emergency kit, know and understand the instructions of use before you place the flare in your emergency kit.
Hopefully these tips help keep you safe if you ever find yourself stranded. Remember to put City Towing’s number in your phone, and remember that you can call your professional first responders anytime if you need a tow.