Driving makes getting around convenient but it can also lead to roadside emergencies. Here are some ways to reduce your risk when you’re in an emergency situation.
A flat tire, an overheated vehicle, or a car accident can cause you to move your vehicle off the road and put you in danger. No matter the reason, be cautious and follow these tips to stay safe.
A roadside emergency kit can make the difference between getting back on the road and being stranded for hours. Pre-assembled kits are available but making your own tailored to the age and condition of your vehicle, your driving patterns, and the weather is the best way to go. Here are items to consider carrying:
Familiarize yourself with the items and how to use them. Keep your roadside emergency kit items together in your trunk and make sure it’s easily accessible.
Emergency roadside assistance is a smart investment no matter how old your car is or your history of breakdowns. It provides safety after a breakdown by helping you get back on the road quickly wherever you are. Coverage is usually offered through your auto insurance policy but you may have to add it on so check with your provider. Each insurer’s coverage is different, but most providers will handle these situations:
When you call roadside assistance, the towing company will meet you wherever you are and try to fix your car or tow it to a repair shop. There may be a limit to how far a company will tow your car for free so check with your provider. If your car is totaled in an accident, you can also call roadside assistance to have your car towed either to your home or an auto shop within the mileage limit.
Roadside emergencies are unpredictable but knowing how to be safe, carrying an emergency kit, and having roadside assistance can make them more manageable. If you’re not sure if you’re prepared for roadside emergencies get in touch with us, we’ll be happy to help.