Vehicle problems, more specifically, the “troubles,” stay shoulder-to-shoulder, even if you are a driver or a passenger. Thus, being aware of specific do’s and don’ts while waiting for the tow truck can help you ensure your own and your car’s safety efficiently.
First, here are the Do’s that you should practice at best.
Switch on the Emergency Lights
When your car breakdown in the middle-of-the-road, no matter in the daylight or at night times, turn on the flashers. This is because you should inform the incoming traffic that there is an out-of-order car in front of them. Also, to decelerate the fast-moving vehicles and dodging all the chances of collisions/ accidents.
Moreover, to provide you with enough time to draw your car to the roadside.
In case your car lights aren’t responding, make use of your car toolkit; flashlight, reflectors, road flares to alert others. It’s just that you should be visible to the incoming people.
Depart from the middle-road to a safe side
You already know that your car is hindering the traffic; therefore, the next thing to do is instantly get out of the road center-point. Don’t interrupt the regular flow while waiting for the tow truck.
In case it is totally broken or can’t move, push it yourself, or ask for help to drive it to the roadside. The best possible location is the flat road area. Moreover, not just park the car but press the emergency brakes, especially on the slopes.
Contact Towing Services or Recovery Services
After these two safety parameters, without further ado, contact Car Towing Services. On top, look for the closer ones that don’t take much time in reaching you.
For instance, Towing Service Abu Dhabi for towing all over Abu Dhabi.
Although the tow trucks are fully equipped, it is better to inform them in advance about your vehicle problems. It is to let them prepare if anything is custom to your scenario, like
At the same time, the prohibited acts falling in the category of Don’ts during your waiting for the tow truck are:
The first important thing not to do is to waste your mobile battery. The help will certainly take some time to reach you; meanwhile, you might be bored. Still and all, save the battery if you have to call the police/ emergency help. It is also possible that Towing Service might contact you again to confirm the fixed location.
Never Shove Off the Site
From the above points, you should pull out the middle of the road or the traffic-jammed area. However, never leave the scene where your car is (was) standing or sent location to the Towing Services.
Especially at nights, stay inside the car, and close the car windows while waiting for the tow truck.
Therefore, never leave your vehicle unless there is a serious situation like a car catching fire, a poisonous smell inside the car, etc. However, even in such cases, be visible to acquire help from Car Towing Services.
Not to trust the strangers: Beware of scams.
Breakdown scenarios can become miserable due to scams and robberies. Therefore, keep your eyes wide open and not receive any help from strangers.
If you can’t get hold of any tow truck, accept the help offered, but be alert to sure you aren’t getting scammed.
Be cautious and follow the above while waiting for the tow truck.