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What to do if a car breaks down on a road?

Nov 3


There are many reasons your vehicle can stop working, including electrical problems, engine problems, and transmission problems. It can be hard to focus when this happens. It is possible to immediately think about the expense and inconvenience that comes with fixing the problem.


If your car breaks down while you drive, it can be a real hassle that can quickly turn into a serious problem. What should you do if your car breaks down on a road? How can you prevent an already bad situation from getting worse?

What to do when your car breaks down

If you notice that your vehicle is having trouble while driving, you should get to the right-hand side of the road as quickly as possible. This is especially important if you are on a highway. Keep this safety car tool kit in your car as you are going to travel a long distance. 

Also, keep these safety tips as you are removing your car from the road;

  • Keep your head down and follow the shoulder to avoid any curves. You'll be able to spot oncoming traffic before you get on the road.
  • You should not get out of your car if the engine stops right in front of you on the highway. It is uncomfortable to sit in a dead car with all the traffic behind you. However, it is dangerous to attempt to cross high-speed freeways on foot.
  • If a car breaks down on the way you should call on to a Roadside person.


How much time can you leave your car on the side of the highway?

Although it is not something that anyone wants, sometimes you just have to. You might have to take your children home or the weather is so bad that you can't wait for a tow truck. If you must leave your vehicle before you can tow it, how long are they allowed to stay there?


You'll usually have 24 hours to fix it, provided that it's not blocking traffic or obstructing roads. You can give your vehicle the best chance of not being towed by calling the non-emergency number at the police department and telling them about your situation. Although it is not a guarantee, it is a good idea.