A vehicle breakdown is one of the most annoying and bothersome experiences that you will have to deal with in your lifetime and if you are not prepared for it, it can be so much worse. At the time of your breakdown, you are going to feel like everything that can possibly go wrong is going wrong and that your vehicle has broken down at the worst time and the worst place possible. However, a little preparation for a breakdown can help to lower the stress and make you solve the issue in the shortest time possible.
Always have emergency numbers on hand
If you are the owner of a car, it is vital that you have emergency numbers of garages, mechanics, tow trucks and also your insurance company on hand at all times because if you are the victim of a breakdown, you will have to call all of these people to get your problem sorted out and having their numbers on hand will save you a lot of time because otherwise, you will have to stay around looking on the internet for numbers and if you do not have access to the internet or if your phone is low on battery, you will be in big trouble. It is important that you avoid trying to do a do it yourself fix at this point no matter how tempted you might be.
You might think that you know your car and therefore you know what is wrong but it is important that you wait for a car mechanic to come along and fix the car properly for you because trying to do it yourself means you might actually end up making the problem a lot worse which can even potentially put your life in danger.If your car has stalled in the middle of the road, you will need to find a way of getting it to a side without starting up the engine as starting up the engine could cause the car to catch fire or blow up.
If you are with someone, get them to help you to push the car to the side of the road or if you are alone for your bad luck, try to flag down a passerby because having a car in the middle of the road means someone might hit you from the back and this will make things a lot worse than they already are. If you have a red piece of cloth, tie it on to the car to alert drivers and try to keep your hazard lights on to keep people informed.