Everything that we do causes us either good or bad things which justifies the relationship between risks and rewards. Given this directly proportional relationship, we tend to forget the basic fundamentals of how we can satisfy ourselves, especially in times when our safety is on the line. The road is the most common place where our lives are in danger and that is for numerous reasons and one of those is when our vehicle breaks down. Can we avoid this? No, but there are ways how to prevent it and we should just chalk it up to experience, so we will never struggle with the same scenario again.
- Call for help
Immediately call for help, but it is best if you call your trusted towing company first and foremost as they are the ones you can trust while you are stranded. If you think you can handle the situation yourself, then stay calm, but if it is beyond your control, then you should definitely call ASAP.
- Stay where you are safe
You can either stay inside your own car or stay somewhere safe but make sure that your car is still visible in your sight. You can also put up a sign or a signal so that other vehicles would know that you are leaving your vehicle the way it is and that you cannot move it any further. This avoids accidents as well.
- Gather important belongings
Make sure all your important files and necessary belongings are kept in one place or somewhere it is safe so when help arrives, you can just take your stuff without any hassle. This way, you are also prepared, so make sure that your vehicle is already clear and no more valuable stuff will be left behind.
- Preserve battery
Do not use your phone for unnecessary stuff such as playing games, watching videos, listening to music, or even just reading or browsing on different social media platforms. Make sure that you will use it only for texting and calling so that if you need to be kept in touch, you will still have enough battery until help arrives in your location. Put your phone in low power mode if possible.
Prevention is definitely better than cure but in times that we forget about this famous phrase, we need to have backup plans in order for us to be mindful of the things we need to do once our vehicle breaks down. Hopefully, every reader has the initiative to at least consider the stated ways should an individual do after his/her vehicle breaks down. Public places such as roads are designed for everyone and do not depend on a single person’s needs and want. When in trouble, make sure to lessen the damage as hard as you can so that no other individual will be involved. Take the necessary steps and call for help to know the other relevant things that are needed to be done.