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Your car breaking down is usually a nightmare of an experience. No matter how long an individual has been driving for, a car break down can be scary. It can be especially daunting for young or newly qualified drivers. Even highly maintained cars can have something go wrong, such as a tyre puncture for example.
The main concern should be that you, your passengers and any other road side users are safe. Your hazard lights will need to be switched on straight away, so that those around you know something is wrong. This helps to minimise risks of any further problems. An important thing to note is, you should only ever stop on a motorway if it is a real emergency. This can help to prevent any accidents.
If you break down in an awkward place, although rare – it can sometimes happen. Try to remain calm and leave your vehicle as safely as possible so that you can call your breakdown provider.
Look after your emergency break down contact number – It would be a good and sensible idea to save the number in two separate safe places, possibly on your phone and on a piece of paper to keep in your car.
Be proactive – If you take your car for regular checks, break downs and other faults can be avoided. Ensuring you keep a watchful eye on your car battery can also be useful, as you don’t want it to go flat! For a professional car battery fitting, visit Fife Autocentre.
Prepare a breakdown kit – Create a kit to keep in your car which contains any essentials you would need in that scenario. My suggestions would be; a blanket, a torch, food and water, a high-vis jacket, screen wash, de-icer and a scraper. There are many guides online with suggestions of what you could include in your breakdown kit.
Keep fuel topped up – Keep an eye on how much fuel you have. When it starts to get low, try remember to top it up. You never know, you could be in the middle of no where and running out of fuel. It is also vital to have fuel because if you are able to, you will be able to keep you and your passengers warm after breaking down.
Obviously, I hope you never experience a car breakdown but these situations do happen in life. It’s always useful to be as prepared as you can and know what to do if the situation does ever occur.
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I'm Louise, a 28 year old blogger living in York. I also work as a medical receptionist and I'm currently a trainee teaching assistant. This is my corner of the internet, in which I cover topics such as mental health, travel, fashion, lifestyle and so much more!
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