How to Be Prepared for Anything on the Road
Your car will eventually suffer some form of breakdown, regardless of how meticulous you are. Whether it is in the form of a flat tire, flat battery, or a faulty transmission, before this happens you need to be prepared. Use the tips offered by Mr Towing Services and Roadside Assistance to help make sure you stay safe while waiting for your roadside assistance to arrive.
Packing a Roadside Emergency Kit
Most of the items listed below are cheap and can be found at most local stores or online.
- First Aid kit;
- Mobile phone charger;
- Jumper cables;
- Road flares and triangles;
- Multipurpose tools;
- Bottled water and snacks;
To ensure you do not lose any of the aforementioned emergency kit components, create a list and tape it to the exterior of your emergency kit box. By doing this simple thing, you will have a convenient document as a reference when you pack up after any problems on the road.
Getting Off the Road
Once you understand that your car is experiencing problems, move off the road and away from traffic as fast and safely as you can. Look out for an open space where you can stop your car without obstructing the traffic flow in either direction. Ideally, look for an emergency lane or a parking lot in the immediate area. When this is not a feasible option, try for a wide shoulder and make sure you are going with the flow of traffic and not against it. Avoid stopping in the middle of the road, or on blind corners, hills, one-way streets, or narrow bridges.
So now that you know what you need to do while waiting for your roadside assistance to arrive, why not call us now at (281) 581-5966 to see how we can help you if you live in or around the Friendswood, TX area.