What to Do When Your Car Breaks Down

car breakdown on shoulder

What to Do When Your Car Breaks Down?! No matter where you live, so long as there are roads to drive your vehicle on there will be breakdowns. No one wants to be in a situation where your car has quit out on your in the middle of your commute. Whether you’re on your way to or from work, running an errand, or going to an event, a breakdown can happen at any time.

Modern cars have truly come a long way since even 15 years ago, most brands sport reliable sedans that can comfortably get you from A to B and back without a hitch. As a result, more and more adults aren’t used to dealing with car troubles as prior generations may have been. This article is aimed at supplying a few simple guidelines for what to do when your car breaks down.

1 – Turn on Hazard Lights and Get the Vehicle Off of The Road ASAP

This may seem like a no brainer, but many new or young drivers freeze in panic and are unsure of what to do. No one talks about it, but it’s a strange experience to step outside of the car after your vehicle has stopped on a major road. You’re used to whizzing by these roads from one perspective, but now you’re on foot as other cars zip by you.

However, understand that if it can be helped, getting the car off of the road is best for your safety and the safety of other drivers. The obvious exception would be if you have stalled out in the middle of a busy highway or other thoroughfare and have no means to help push the car such as another passenger.

2 – Call a Trustworthy Towing Company

Who would that be? Well, of course it’s yours truly, Shenandoah Towing! If you are ever experiencing car troubles and are in need of towing services in the following towns/counties in Virginia on our services page, we are more than happy to get the job done.

A towing company is not just someone you call to bring a truck over and haul your dead vehicle away. A good towing company can ease your concerns by keeping you informed every step of the way.

3 – Do Not Try and Fix Your Issue

If you are a mechanic then disregard this point. However, for most people trying to solve the problem on the road is not a good course of action. If you are on the highway, it is especially not wise to pop the hood and focus on the car when there is high-speed traffic coming by. You should always focus on your safety first. In the vast majority of cases, the issue that caused the break down is not solvable without diagnosing and servicing at a garage.

Towing and Recovery Shenandoah County VA

There’s no worse feeling than being stuck on the road and waiting for help. Shenandoah Towing and Recovery has made a name for ourselves through our speedy response and dependable service. Whether you require light towing, vehicle recovery, or heavy duty equipment hauling and towing, Shenandoah Towing can do it all.

Our constantly expanding fleet consists of plenty of vehicles which are driven by our professional staff who are CDL certified. It is for these reasons that when an accident happens or a person is stranded after their car breaks down, we are often one of the first to get the call—and we’re also the first on site.

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our many services. Give us a ring at 540-481-0658, we’re open 24/7!