Tips for How to Handle an Automotive Emergency

Breaking down can be frightening, especially in an unknown area or at night. While breakdowns by their very nature are unexpected, there are ways you can prepare before it happens so the experience is as painless as possible.

Learn some basic automotive skills, like how to operate your vehicle's jack and how to change a tire. This isn't the sort of thing you want to try for the first time after you've broken down in the rain. Keep necessary tools on hand in an emergency kit, along with useful items like a set of jumper cables. Add a flashlight, snacks, a first aid kit and water so you're comfortable while you're waiting for help to arrive. Keep your car out of the way of passing traffic, and remember basic safety by remaining in your vehicle with the doors locked if you can until help arrives.

Stay up to date with your vehicle's maintenance to reduce the likelihood of a breakdown by visiting our qualified mechanics at Scherer Volvo Cars.

 

 

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