Breaking down in your car can be a frightening experience that most people aren’t prepared for. Even if your engine light has been on for two months, and it’s been 12,000 miles since your last oil change, it still seems to come as a surprise when your engine decides to stop working- usually at the most inconvenient time possible. Breaking down is no fun, but upon us all a little rain must fall, or so they say, and it could happen to anybody.
There you are, running late to work on the expressway. The sun is in your eyes and you just spilled coffee all over your new pants. “This day couldn’t get any worse”, you say, as you try to dry your clothes while eating a doughnut and driving at the same time. All of a sudden, you notice something is horribly wrong- your engine has stopped working and you’re losing speed. With the reflexes of a tiger, you cross over three lanes to pull over, all with a doughnut in your mouth. “Phew!”, you exclaim with pride, “That was a close one!” You’ve managed to get your non-functioning vehicle off the road, and in your mind that’s the same thing as crash landing an Apache helicopter behind enemy lines.
You truly are a skilled driver, but now the reality of the situation is settling in: you’re on the side of the busiest highway in your city, and there are cars narrowly whizzing by you at speeds of 70 to 80 mph. “Now what?”, you ask yourself, “How do I get out of this situation?”, “Why do bad things happen to good people?”, “This must be karma for that time I farted in that elevator at work.” After you get out of your existential vacuum, breathe deeply and relax; you’re in the right place. This article was made especially for you.
1. Be Cool
Freaking out is not going to help the situation. Turn on your hazard lights and breathe deeply. Think happy thoughts. Eat a snickers bar. Call your therapist. Do whatever it takes to stay cool, calm, and collected.
2. Diagnose The Problem
Before you call anybody, it’s a good idea to know what exactly is wrong with your car. It’s understandable if you aren’t an automotive expert and you don’t know exactly what’s wrong, but if you’re engine light has been on for three months and now it’s on fire, that’s a pretty good indicator of which part of the car is malfunctioning. The towing service that you call will appreciate the extra information.
3. Call The Best Towing Service In The Area
“But how do I find which towing service is the best?”, you ask? It’s pretty simple: whichever one gets you and your vehicle safely off the highway quickest. In times like these we tend to think that a broken down car is just an inconvenience, and we forget that it’s a highly dangerous situation. Safety is nothing to take lightly. Stranded on the side of the road, you are at a high risk of getting struck by a vehicle, and the faster you can get out of that situation, the better. So, after you Google towing services in your area, choose the one that is closest to you, and make the call.
And if you need a Queens emergency towing service, call NYC Towing Service at (800) 311-5593.