We have put together a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to car breakdowns that we hope every motorist will take on board before hitting the roads this Spring.
(PRWEB UK) 6 March 2012
With more motorists venturing onto the UK’s roads in Spring, the extra congestion and the inevitable wear and tear of winter driving can lead to cars increasingly breaking down.
Ahead of the extra traffic, car finance experts Car Loan 4U offers their top tips on what motorists should and shouldn’t do if they are unfortunate enough that their car breaks down.
Comments Car Loan 4U Co-Director James Wilkinson;
“There can be nothing more problematic than having your car break down on you. With more people on the road in Spring, combined with the wear and tear that most vehicles have had to endure when in use over the winter months sometimes leads to an increase in car problems during Spring.”
“Not only does not having your car cause problems for work and leisure, when it comes to the actual breakdown event, this can be particularly traumatic for many motorists too, depending on where they happen to be at the time.”
“We have put together a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to car breakdowns that we hope every motorist will take on board before hitting the roads this Spring.”
“But for many people, once their car breaks down on them once, their confidence in that vehicle is lost and they do not feel the same way about driving it again. If this happens and you are looking to get a new car, it is worth remembering that there are a number of great car finance deals available at the moment. For example, our car loans start from just 7.9% APR.”
Car Loan 4U car breakdown Dos and Don’ts
Do Stay Calm
Whether your car breaks down around the corner from your house or on a busy intersection, the important thing to bear in mind is that it is important to stay calm. If you breakdown on a motorway, use the hard shoulder and stand behind the protective barriers away from the vehicle when you wait for breakdown services.
Do ensure passenger safety
If you have broken down on a motorway, no one should remain in the vehicle, including all passengers. Ensure that it is safe to leave the vehicle and then ensure that everyone is away from the vehicle and behind the protective barriers.
Do use your Hazard Lights
Your hazard lights are there to help you warn other motorists about your vehicle if you are running into difficulty. Use your hazard lights to warn motorists wherever you breakdown. Do not use a warning triangle on the hard shoulder of a motorway. If you have a reflective jacket in your car, wear it, so that you are seen by oncoming motorists.
Do not try to fix the car yourself
If you are a mechanic for Ferrari and you are in a safe spot then you may want to consider fixing your car if it has broken down; but if the only thing you know about cars is how to drive one, you are probably best leaving any attempt at fixing it to the experts. It is unlikely you will be able to fix the car if it has broken down and you could be putting yourself and other motorists in danger by attempting to fix a vehicle at the side of a road.
For more information, visit: http://www.carloan4u.co.uk