Whether you are on a long journey or on your typical daily commute, roadside emergencies can be pretty overwhelming and scary, especially if you are on a dual carriageway or a motorway and it’s the first time it’s ever happened to you. People can make rash and risk decisions in this situation, particularly when they break down seemingly in the middle of nowhere or somewhere unfamiliar in the early hours of the morning or late at night when it is dark, or there is poor lighting.
It doesn’t have to be a nerve-racking experience, though, if you bear in mind the following safety tips:
- Don’t Panic
Although it is normal to feel concerned and nervous when you suffer a breakdown, it’s essential to remain calm. When you panic and become agitated and stressed, you are more likely to put yourself at greater risk.
- Try to Park In An Open Space
The worst thing you can do is to pull up and park somewhere in the dark. Not only will it be more challenging for even the best towing service to find you, but it can also put you at additional risk of other dangers. Find somewhere open and close to a streetlight. Keep your engine off, switch on your hazard lights and keep your headlights on, but turn off the engine as that could exasperate your problem.
- Make Use of Your Car Safety Kit (If you have one)
Do you have a safety triangle for times when you break down? Now is the time to use it. Put it down on the ground behind your car, allowing for at least 15 feet to give other drivers the chance to spot you.
- Don’t Get Out of Your Car.
Once you are parked up and have used your car safety kit and have the safety triangle in place, before calling a local Liverpool Towing firm – such as J P. Recovery Services. Now it’s time to just get inside your car and stay there. Lock all the doors and make sure the windows are shut.
- Contact J.P. Recovery Services
The last thing you need to do is get in touch with a local recovery service that can help you with all things related to your breakdown in Liverpool.
For breakdown recovery services in Liverpool, call us on: 07393 313 638.