Dealing With Roadside Emergencies

Alignment Repair Las Vegas

While driving, the last thing you want to happen is to deal with a dead battery or a flat tire. Still, when the unexpected happens, do you know what to do? If not, you may want to prepare yourself for this as emergencies occur when you least expect it. After all, there’s no harm in being too prepared for anything!

Dead Battery

When your battery car starts to malfunction, we don’t suggest to push your vehicle. Instead, do your best to park somewhere safe such as the highway’s shoulder or a parking lot. After that, you will need to jumpstart the car. If you don’t have a jump start cable, it’s best to invest in them since you don’t know when this will happen to you! Make sure to set the cables in the correct spots to charge the battery. If you’re in a very desolated place, contact your insurance company for roadside assistance.

Flat Tire

It only takes a split second for a tire to go flat. Whether the issue rooted from a sharp nail or an over usage, you need to direct your car safety. As always, park your vehicle away from danger before you fix the issue. When you’ve done this, you’ll need a bottle jack, gloves, visibility vest, socket wrench and a spare tire. You need to engage the parking brakes and use the bottle jack to raise the car off the road. After, utilize the socket wrench to replace the tire.

Bogged Car

If you find yourself stuck in mud or snow, do not panic. Often, these situations are highly manageable. The good part about this, you don’t need any tools. Instead, it requires a lot of patience and attentiveness.

To start, press your foot on the accelerator. Do this gently. You’ll want the vehicle to roll backward. After that, immediately step on the accelerator again until you gain some momentum. After doing this a few times, you’ll get enough momentum to get out. If nothing else works, call for a tow truck.

Engine Overheat

This is an easy fix. If your car overheats, getting a bottle of coolant with help the situation. When you know that your vehicle will overheat, it’s best to turn off the car. Wait for a few minutes before opening the hood since it can burn to the touch. Once the engine is cooled, you can adjust and add the coolant as needed. If leaks are suspected, it may be best to contact a mechanic.