What Do I Do if My Car Breaks Down?

What Do I Do if My Car Breaks Down?
what do i do if my car breaks down

If your car breaks down on the side of the road, you will require an emergency car recovery service to come to recuse you as soon as possible. Here’s what you need to know in order to stay safe and be confident everything will be fine.

Breaking down is never fun – be it on the way home from work or after a long weekend away – but it can happen at any time and you need to be aware of what to do should the situation arise.

Along with this advice, keep our emergency telephone number in your phone or on a piece of paper in your glove compartment: 07913204238.

The first thing you need to do is ensure you and your vehicle are in a safe place – if possible, drive over to the side of the road, and try to not face traffic. If there is a lay-by or something equivalent, even better. You should then turn your hazard lights on. This is an indicator to alert other drivers that you have an issue with your vehicle and will not be mobile.

Contact a Car Recovery Service

As soon as it is safe to do so, use your mobile phone to contact a car recovery breakdown service such as Cambridge Car Solutions. Over the telephone, they can assist you in assessing the scene and if anything is required of you before they arrive. Our aim is to also put you at ease and assure you that you’re in safe hands, so please do let us know of any issues or concerns.

Whilst waiting for your breakdown service to arrive, which should not take too long, again put the focus back on yourself. Are you safe? Are you warm and comfortable? If you break down at night, make sure there is enough light emitted from the car for other to easily detect you (and that you can see clearly yourself).

You can read our blog post about what you should keep in your car at all times – as many items listed will come in handy in situations such as a breakdown.

Do not attempt to fix or tamper with your car whilst you wait, as our trained specialists will be able to quickly assess and resolve the problems with your car. Spend the time whilst letting loved ones know of your situation. Let us take care of the rest.

Cambridge Car Solutions specialise in car recovery for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. The 24/7 emergency service we provide ensures you can be reduced at any time, day or night. For more information, feel free to contact us today.

Proud owner of Cambridge Car Solutions, a family run business offering both Vehicle Recycling & 24/7 Breakdown Recovery.

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