It’s natural to become a bit flustered when your car breaks down – it’s a situation that all motorists desperately want to avoid while travelling. However, there’s no need to panic, as by keeping a cool head and remembering some helpful advice, you’ll be able to safely navigate this situation.
Here are some tips on what to do:
- Firstly, make sure you put on your hazards, as this will alert other drivers and pedestrians that your vehicle is stationary
- Exit the vehicle from the side where there is no oncoming traffic – if possible (and only if it is safe to do so) roll the car to the side of the road, out of the way of traffic
- Proceed to your boot, take out your roadside triangle warning sign and place it no less than 45 meters from your vehicle
- If you have a flat tyre, make sure that you only change it if you are completely out of the way of oncoming traffic. If it is night-time, it is advisable not to do this, as you will be vulnerable and could expose yourself to attack
Lastly, take out your cell phone and phone Auto Club’s Roadside Assist – our roadside assistance services will find out your location and come to help you out by either towing your car or fixing the problem on the spot.to Auto Club and call our roadside assist – a technician will be immediately dispatched to assist you.