Vehicle breakdowns happen to everyone if you drive long enough. Seneca, South Carolina is also more rural than many other areas, meaning a breakdown could leave you stranded. That’s why we’ve put together a list of tips for what to do if your car breaks down.
According to Car Connection, there are six important steps that everyone should take. These include:
- Get to a safe spot. If you can, pull over to the side of the road or a nearby parking lot, turn on your hazards, and be sure to take precaution when exiting your vehicle.
- Call for help. Most people have some sort of emergency roadside service like AAA or OnStar. If not, call a friend or family member to let them know where you are.
- Inform other drivers. Putting on your hazards, setting up flares or triangles, and raising your hood lets other drivers know your there.
- Never leave your vehicle unattended. Roads can be extremely dangerous, so be sure to stay off the highway. Also, it’s easier to find individuals if they are with a car, so staying near you vehicle will make emergency roadside assistance easier.
- Use common sense. Don’t attempt repairs unless you’re certain you understand the problem, and stay safe by not walking around your vehicle.
- Finally, avoid strangers. Although some people might just want to help, it is better to avoid people you don’t know. Call the police if an individual will not leave you alone.
These are some of the basic steps that everyone should follow in the event of a breakdown, from a flat tire to engine failure. Need some help getting your vehicle running again? Come service with us!