When someone has a mishap such as a flat tire or overheating engine, they may need to call for Towing Lumberton to come to their rescue. Waiting for a tow truck can be a bit stressful if the incident occurs in an unknown area. There are a few steps to follow to ensure safety while on the open road waiting for a tow truck to arrive.
If the incident happens during the daytime, the four-way flashers should be turned on in the vehicle to alert other motorists the vehicle is out of commission. If the incident happens when it is dark, it is best to turn on the interior light instead. Turning on the hazard lights can be perceived as a vehicle driving slowly, and can cause the back end to become hit if the driver doesn’t have enough time to slow down. For this reason, it is best to try to get the vehicle to the side of the road if possible. The truck or hood can also be popped open to bringing attention to the vehicle, so it is not hit.
Calling the police is a good idea so they can monitor the progress in the arrival of a tow truck. This will also give the motorist peace of mind that someone is aware of their whereabouts in case someone harasses them in any way. Staying in the vehicle is best when waiting for a tow truck. If someone comes to ask if the driver needs assistance, they can alert them there is already a tow truck on the way and that the police have been alerted.
When someone comes up to the vehicle, the doors should be locked, and the window should be cracked to give answers to people trying to help. Asking the tow truck operator and police officer for identification is also a good idea to keep safe when waiting for assistance.
Many towing companies have 24-hour service, allowing the motorist to get back on the road quickly after contacting the service for a tow request.
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