What to Do When Your Car Breaks Down

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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, and thats when you need roadside assistance in Shenandoah County.

What Do I Do When My Car Breaks Down?

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.

Step 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.

Step 2 – When Your Car Breaks Down, 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.

Step 3 – Do Not Try and Fix Your Issue When Your Car Breaks Down

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.

Call Our Roadside Assistance Team in Shenandoah County | Shenandoah Towing

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 that 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!

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Semi Truck Towing Services & Roadside Assistance in Berryville & Shenandoah County, VA

There’s nothing worse than hauling 80,000 pounds of cargo only to have your rig breakdown on the ice, or in the snow, or your tires blew out. The 5 most common problems rigs face while on the road can be:

  • Brake System Trouble.
  • Exterior/Interior Structure Damage.
  • Lighting/Electrical System Issues.
  • Suspension Failure.
  • Tire Problems.

No matter what kind of truck driver you are we can help you. We have helped Dry Van Truckers, Flatbed truckers, tanker truckers, heavy haulers, long haulers, and even refrigerated freight haulers carrying thousands of pounds of cargo at a time. No matter the problem, and no matter the weight our semi truck towing services, we offer roadside assistance for semi trucks for the past 30 years in Berryville, VA.

Tractor Trailer Roadside Assistance

If your a trucker hauling a heavy load in Shenandoah in the icy winter then you understand the need to have a local tractor trailer roadside assistance company on your site. Shenandoah Towing is the #1 towing company in Shenandoah that can help you get your rig back on the road with our heavy haul and heavy towing services and our light towing services.

Our Roadside Assistance for Semi Trucks Service Can Rescue You

Shenandoah Towing & Recovery recently towed a 80,000 pounds tractor and trailer with our semi truck towing services.

The tractor and trailer broke down and need assistance.

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This semi truck towing occurred in Berryville Virginia. Please give us a call for any of your Towing and Recovery needs!

Some common questions with semi truck towing you may be thinking:

  • How much do semi trucks tow?

While most semi-trucks in the U.S. haul around 40 tons (80,000 pounds), our new Volvo FH16 heavy duty trucks features a new transmission with crawler gears capable of towing up to 300+ tons. Our team in Shenandoah county can handle large scale towing needs unlike other small scale towing companies in our area. Plus we have a fully booked staff on hand 24/7 to help you get your truck back on the road. In the end thats all that matters, getting you home safely to your family and helping you get back to work. That’s the promise at Shenandoah, which we accomplish one day at a time. We are a family company so working with us means more affordable towing services than any other company that is owned by a corporation.

  • What do semi trucks pull?
Semi trucks pull anything over 26,000 pounds. In every state, 80,000 pounds is the limit for all vehicles. Why is there a limit. Unfortunately, public highways, local roadways, and city and state department of transportation mention that roads have a weight capacity and they dont want the local and state roadways falling apart under the heavy weight of semi trucks. This is important because than it could affect other cars on the road. Also a fully loaded tractor-trailer weighing 80,000 pounds traveling under ideal conditions at a speed of 65 miles per hour will take 525 feet to stop (almost the length of two football fields).

Roadside Assistance for Semi Trucks in Shenandoah County

We service the entire Shenandoah Valley, Woodstock, Strasburg, Front Royal, Winchester, Stephens City.

Thanks for reading.