Be Aware of These 3 Situations If You Break Down on the Side of the Road!
1. Getting Out of the Vehicle
When staying in the vehicle is dangerous, you should do your best to not leave the vehicle when it breaks down. If you are not able to move the vehicle off the road, then staying in your vehicle would be a smart idea. Many people experiencing car trouble try to fix the problem by leaving the vehicle and popping the hood to try to repair the damage. This could be very dangerous, especially in high traffic areas.
2. Attempting to Fix your Car Problem
Even if you know a thing or two about vehicles, it is not recommended that you try to fix the problem yourself on the road, unless it is a simple flat tire change yourself. This is because doing so could put you at increased risk from the passing traffic and could become the cause of injury to yourself and further damage to your vehicle.
Having the vehicle break down on the road is every motorist’s worst nightmare. If it happens to you, then your safety should be your top priority.
3. Traffic Danger!
If your vehicle breaks down on the road, you should do your best to get the vehicle off the road and away from the traffic. You should do this even if your vehicle breaks down on a relatively small road where there isn’t much traffic. Depending on the severity of the break down, you may need to push your vehicle to get it off to the side of the road. If that is the case, then it is recommended that you keep the wheel turned towards the shoulder/side of the road so that your vehicle is not accidentally pushed into traffic.