So, you’ve had a breakdown. You have resigned yourself to admit that you can’t fix what’s wrong with your car, which leaves only one option. You call for a tow truck Perth to get you off the road and out of other people’s business.
There’s a catch, though. Unless the truck you called so happens to be within arm’s length, you’re in for a bit of a wait. Between traffic and the distance, you’ll need to sit still for a while. So, what’s a driver to do while waiting for someone get them their broken down car off the road?
Well, your first order of business should be safety. If you can’t get off the road, turn on your hazard lights. You want people to be aware that you’re unable to move, so they can account for it as they drive.
Another point of safety is to not exit the vehicle for any reason. It’s tempting to stay outside, but on the open road, that’s just asking for trouble. You or other motorists could end up compounding the breakdown with a nasty accident.
If you’re lucky enough to have pulled to the side of the road or off it before you broke down, this is less of a problem. Just be sure to keep the doors closed if you’re outside it, whether you’re in the way of oncoming traffic or not.
For what we hope are obvious reasons, we advise that you don’t talk to other drivers. This is especially true if you’re unfamiliar with the area.
While you wait, think about getting all of your vehicle’s paperwork together.
You’ll need the vehicle’s registration. Car insurance information is also required. Naturally, we’ll need to see your driver’s license.
For safety reasons, we advise that any personal belongings or items be removed from the vehicle before being towed. We guarantee that our people won’t take them, but we also want to avoid liability in case any of it is lost.
If the day is being very hot, it’s often a good idea to have water and snacks handy. Chances are if you’re going on a long drive, you probably have these already. If not, we recommend getting into the habit of bringing them. You never know when they might be useful.
Waiting for a tow can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be unpleasant. With the simple instructions we’ve laid out, you can make the wait a lot less troubling.