Breakdowns can lead to anxiety and a sense of helplessness. The situation can even be more frustrating if the breakdown happens in the city. Cars will be honking, and people will be staring, which may not make the situation any better but downright agitating. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to make the situation better and safer. Here are four tips for dealing with a broken car in the city.
1. Pull Over and Call the Towing Company
Before the car breaks down, the chances are that you will hear a strange sound from our hood. This is the time to pull off the road before your car loses momentum. However, this might not always be possible, depending on the car problem. Your car can lose power instantly, leaving you stranded in a rather dangerous situation—for example, the middle lane. Do not try to exit the vehicle, or an unsuspecting driver may hit you. All you need to do is stay put, turn on the warning lights, calm down, and call a towing company.
2. Don't Direct Other Motorists
If your car is blocking the road, it is normal to feel guilty for inconveniencing other drivers, but never try to direct the traffic. Controlling the traffic requires special skills and high-visibility clothing, which you may not have. Also, it may not be safe to put flares if the road is highly congested. Just make sure your hazard lights are on. The towing service or the police officers will control the traffic when picking up your car and get it moving in no time.
3. Know Your Exact Location and Inform the Towing Service
If you do not know where you are, use your phone's GPS feature to determine your exact location and tell the towing service. This helps them decide the best towing equipment to get you out of the stressful situation quickly. It will also help the towing company give you a more accurate response time, which is likely to treat your situation as an emergency once they know you are obstructing the traffic.
4. Wait for the Towing Service to Arrive
Now all you can do is wait for the tow truck to arrive. Make sure your phone is on, and as mentioned, it is safe to stay in your car with your door locked to avoid being hit by drivers trying to drive around your broken car. The towing service understands the stress and inconveniences of a city breakdown, and they will be there any minute.
It does not matter how bad your car breaks down. You can prepare for the worst by following these four simple tips to navigate an unexpected city car breakdown. Just remember to keep calm and call a towing company in the city. They are your best chance of dealing with any breakdown fast and safely.Share
21 July 2022
The first time I had to have a vehicle towed, I was confused by why they asked me if the car was two or four-wheel drive. When the tow truck driver showed up, I asked him. He explained the difference in how the two types of vehicles were towed, then started telling me about some of the general best practices for safe towing. That's when I started to research the fundamentals and the tips for successful towing. I built this blog as an opportunity to chronicle everything that I learned, hoping that it will help others understand what type of tow truck they'll need for their vehicle.