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The Best Advice You Can Get On What To Do When Your Car Breaks Down

by on Aug.24, 2012, under Travel

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A crash is an unnerving and dangerous experience. You need to have knowledge on what to do when your car breaks down. A cool head is the first step towards dealing with the situation. Using the correct techniques can save you a lot of money and can also save your life. These are tips on how to react when you face this problem.

Assess the situation. Look around and see where the vehicle is situated. Take note of whether the area is crowded or quiet. Ask yourself whether there is immediate danger to the vehicle such as a busy highway or whether the car is perched on a precipice and may fall off at any time. Do not attempt to exit the vehicle if this is the case.

If you see danger around the vehicle, remain calm and stay positive. If the car has crashed in a busy motorway, switch on the hazards. This will serve as warning to other drivers about the predicament. People may also notice the distress and come to your aid. People are less likely to crash into you as well.

The vehicle may have come to rest in a safe spot. You can relax a bit and breathe deeply. Switch on the hazard lights. If the vehicle is crushed or the crash is serious do not attempt to get out of the vehicle. You may have internal injuries or broken bones from the crash. Trying to move will make the injuries worse.

The first reaction to the crash may be one of shock. Check your body for external wounds. This may be evidenced by blood on clothing or in the vehicle. Other types of injuries such as internal injuries or broken bones may be unidentified as yet. You may further aggravate the injury by attempting to move too soon.

If you have checked your body for injuries and you are unhurt, you can start to relax. Sit down in a comfortable spot and breathe deeply. You should then call the insurance company and inform them of the crash. Make a note of any major damage and speak to any third parties. Insurance should take care of your financial stress at this time.

Remembering these tips will make life easier when faced with this dangerous situation. It is very important to know what to do in a car accident because the information could save your life. Stay calm and think clearly. You will get through it.

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