When you need Emergency Towing
When your vehicle breaks down on the road and you need help fast call Waco towing. Our emergency towing and wrecker service response team will fix any vehicle problem. It could be an electrical or mechanical problem or maybe your brakes failed forcing you to coast to the side of the road. Or maybe your vehicle transmission went out on you. Or maybe your problem is as simple as needing a battery jump start , or having a flat tire changed. Waco towing is here for you.
If you are driving down the road and your vehicle starts making strange sounds or vibrations, or if the bakes or ability to steer the car or truck do not feel right, it's a very upsetting and stressful situation. You maybe so stressed that makes it becomes difficult to concentrate on the road as all of the possibilities start running through your brain. Then you starting thinking about what the cost and inconvenience of calling and waiting for a towing service or roadside service. Waco towing won't cost you an arm and a leg and we will get to you fast.
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When your car is breaks down what should you do?
When your vehicle breaks down the cost of repairs and the inconvenience should be the last thing you should worry about. Having a vehicle fail on you while you are driving is a dangerous situation. You need to pay attention to the road and how your vehicle is handling.
Here is what you should do when your vehicle breaks down?
If your vehicle is breaking down while driving, there are things you can do to protect yourself and keep the situation from getting any worse. Follow the following steps to help keep you safe.
Get off the road and out of the way of traffic
The first priority is the people in your vehicle. You want to keep yourself and your passengers safe. Therefore, you must safely move off the road as quickly possible. If your engine has shut off try to use the momentum of your moving vehicle to coast to the side of the road. The forward momentum will not last long so you won’t have much time use the vehicle's momentum to coast off the road. Be mindful of the fact that the more your vehicle slows down, the harder it will be to steer. If the motor is off then the power steering and the power brakes will not be able to assist you. You will probably have to use more leg muscle on the brake pedal than you are used to.
Try not to panic, and do your best to brake and coast to a safe spot as far off the road as you can. When you have come to a complete stop, turn your front wheels so that they are pointing away from the road. Doing this will help prevent your vehicle from accidentally rolling back into traffic if you are parked on a slope. Engage the emergency brake, make sure your transmission is in park, and turn on the emergency road hazard flashers.
If you are not able to make all the way off of the road, call 911 for help and do not get out of your vehicle. If you are able to coast or drive your vehicle to a safe place off the road turn on your hazard light flashers, pull the parking brake, and put the vehicle in park. Then if you must get out of the vehicle, get out on the passenger side, or through the doors that open away from traffic.
After you are stopped on the side of the road, and have engaged the emergency brake, and turned on the hazard flashers, look for ways to tell the towing service and police exactly where you are. You can do this by looking for exit signs and mile markers. If you are not on the highway look for street signs and note if you are close to an intersection, or a building with an address. When you speak with the towing service and / or the police, give them this information to make it easier to find you faster.
Very Important to make your vehicle as visible as possible
For your safety and the safety of your passengers, you need to make your vehicle as visible to other drivers as possible. This is especially important at night and in bad weather. You want to make easy for moving vehicles to see you and for the police or roadside assistance to find you.
Do you know where your emergency hazard lights are?
It is very important for you to turn on your vehicle's road hazard flasher lights.
But do you know where the hazard lights button is in your vehicle? The emergency road hazard flasher lights button is usually placed by the vehicle manufacturer in an easy to find place like on your center console. Look for a large button with a red triangle on it. The whole button may be orange with a red triangle on it. Often it is near the parking brake handle.
What can you do when your vehicle battery is dead?
If the battery is in your vehicle is dead the hazard lights will not work or they may only be dimly lit and not bright enough for other drivers to see your vehicle from a safe enough distance. This makes your situation much more dangerous. Therefore, you should invest in a set of reflective orange triangle warning signs and keep them in your vehicle as a supplement to your hazard flashers. Even when your hazard flasher are working you should still also use the reflective orange triangle road hazard warning signs.
If you don't have the orange reflective warning signs, you will need to make some sort of signal. One idea is to make a flag out of a while tee-shirt or some other light colored cloth. This is no where near as good as the reflective waring triangle signs but it is better than nothing. You can hang the flag on the vehicle antenna if it has one, or hang it outside the driver’s door window and shut the window to on the edge of the cloth to lock it in place. This will be a signal to other drivers and police that you are in trouble. Another thing you can do to help make your vehicle more visible on the side of the road and signal that you need help, is by opening the hood of your car and leaving it up.
Every vehicle should have some brightly colored reflective vests as part of their roadside emergency kit. If you must go outside of your vehicle, in addition to using the orange reflective triangle signs, you should wear the yellow or orange reflective vests. This is especially critical at night and in bad weather when visibility is poor. But don't get careless or a false sense of safety just because you are wearing the safety vest. You must still pay attention to traffic at all times. People have been hit by a distracted drivers. At highway speeds if a driver takes his eyes on the road for even a few seconds he may not see you until it is too late even when you are wearing a road warning safety vest.
The general rule is to stay inside your vehicle. Once you have open the hood and positioned the road hazard warning signs at the proper distances away from your vehicle, you should have no reason for being outside the vehicle.
When you have pulled off the road and turn on your emergency hazard flashers lights, and set up your reflective warning signs, you can call for roadside assistance and the police if you have been involved in an accident.
When your car breaks down leaving you stranded, who you call and in what order depends on the situation. If you have been involved in an accident, or if your vehicle died leaving your vehicle blocking traffic, then call 911 for the police first and then call for a wrecker service. If you are safely off to the side of the road not blocking traffic, and it is not an emergency, then you can call for a towing service and roadside assistance.
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