As a company that is dedicated to the community’s safety on the road, Green Towing San Diego has put together the most important steps you need to take if you find yourself facing a roadside emergency. There are also important items you should keep in your car as part of a roadside emergency kit. Please read ahead and remember to also, save our phone number: (858) 457-8530!
Stuck on the Road? Here Are Important Safety Tips
- First and foremost, you’ll need to pull your vehicle off the road as much as you can. If you are on a highway, move onto the shoulder of the road. Be sure to exit out of the passenger side, so you don’t open your door to oncoming traffic. Of course immediately call for help.
- Next, you want to make sure your vehicle is visible for a variety of reasons. At the very least, turn on your hazard lights. This signals to oncoming traffic that there is a vehicle either slow moving or parked ahead. You can increase your visibility by also using flares or the hazard triangle. Place these signals far behind your car to give enough warning to drivers.
- Next, stay in your vehicle as you wait for help to arrive. Keep the doors locked and generally be cautious about accepting help from strangers. If you feel suspicious, only lower your window slightly to speak with them. If you don’t feel comfortable with them, you can always say that you’ve already called for help and it’s on the way – and thank them.
If you are still looking for help and cannot get in touch with a towing company or police, be sure to display the proper distress signals. The usual signs that you need help are: raising the hood of your vehicle and tie a white cloth (or any light cloth – especially in the dark) to your radio antenna.
Building a Roadside Emergency Kit
Green Towing San Diego has put together a list of useful items to carry in your vehicle. Roadside emergencies can come up at any time and you may not have immediate access to San Diego roadside assistance. These items can help you get prepared and even properly take care of the issue on your own.
- First Aid Kit
- Tire gauge (to measure the pressure in the tires)
- Jack and lug wrench (for dealing with a flat tire)
- Foam tire sealant (for temporarily fixing a flat tire if there is only a minor puncture)
- Jumper cables (for giving a boost to your car’s dead battery)
Of course there are other items you may want to consider, such as a fire extinguisher, flares or the hazard triangle. However, the above list really gets at the core of the essentials. One of the most important items is to have the phone number handy for your auto-club card or preferred towing company. Green Towing San Diego operates 24/7, is fully certified, and provides quality roadside assistance. Please keep our number in a safe place should you ever need to use it! (858) 457-8530!