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Waiting for a Tow Truck: Now What?



Chances are, you never really plan to breakdown or run out of gas. If you are like most people, these situations are most likely to occur at the most inconvenient times.


Unfortunately, even with regular maintenance and repairs, there’s no way to eliminate the possibility of breakdowns and vehicle-related problems completely. Thank goodness for tow services!


At some point, you are going to need to have a quality to company to come to the rescue, and it’s great to know someone is on the way to save you from your unfortunate circumstance. However, after you have called for help and hung up the phone, you may wonder – “now what?”


While most tow services take pride in their timely service, you’re still going to have to wait – at least for a little while. What can you do, or what should you do, while you are waiting?


The answers to those important questions are found here. Keep reading to learn more.


Make Sure You Are Safe


While staying safe at all times when driving or on the side of the road is important, it’s particularly crucial if you have been involved in an accident. Take a few minutes to make sure that you, anyone riding with you, and even your vehicle is as safe as possible out of the way of traffic, and easy to see.


If you have been involved in an accident where someone was injured, make sure to contact emergency services right away.


Remember, even if you only have a blown tire or mechanical failure, you need to stay safe. Traffic is going to be going by, which means your safety is paramount.


Move Away from the Vehicle if Necessary


Is your vehicle blocking traffic? Is it a potential hazard for other vehicles? If so, get it out of the way. If this isn’t possible, make sure you get yourself a safe distance from the vehicle.


You should also turn on your emergency flashers – regardless of if it is day or night – to make your vehicle easier to see for people traveling down the road. If you have an emergency kit in your car, set up flares and cones around your vehicle to help prevent additional accidents or incidents.


Get Ready to Go


When the tow truck arrives, you want to be ready to go. The team will begin preparing your vehicle right away so make sure you don’t hinder their progress by having to collect your personal belongings. Make it as easy and smooth as possible by gathering up all your belongings before they arrive. Some things to pick up include your bags, phone, electronics, wallet, keys, and anything else you may need.


By using the tips and information here, you can feel confident the entire tow process will go more smoothly. You can also feel confident that you are doing something productive and helpful with your time while you are waiting for the tow truck to arrive at your location.

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