How To Deal With A Broken Down Vehicle


When your vehicle breaks down in the middle of the road, it causes a lot of inconveniences. Many of us wonder what to do and end up calling our family or friends to seek advice. However, it is best to call a towing service (บริการลากรถ, which is a term in Thai) company. The towing companies have experts who can help you in starting your car and if need be tow your car to the nearest car repair station. However, until the help arrives, you should be very careful and keep these following things in mind.

Do Not Leave the Car in the Middle of the Road

When your car or truck breaks down, make sure that you are pulling it to the side of the road. Do not leave the car in the middle of the road while you wait for your help to arrive. Leaving the car in the middle of the road will build up traffic and cause inconvenience to people. 

Turn on the Emergency Lights in Your Car

Ensure that while your car is on the roadside, you switch on the emergency lights. This is an indicator that your car is broken down. If you have emergency kits in your car such as cones, then make use of them so that other drivers are aware that your car is broke. 

Avoid Getting Out of the Car

If your car has broken down in a lonely area, then stay inside the car. Make sure that you have locked your doors too. However, this rule does not apply to the situation when your car has smoke coming out of it. When you see smoke coming out of the car, make sure you immediately leave the car and stay away from it. 

Take Care of Your Belongings

When your car is broken, you often end up worrying about how will you reach a mechanic and forget about your belonging. Thieves take advantage of these situations and try to distract the car owner while stealing the belongings. Make sure that your car doors are locked while you are busy reaching out for help.

Reach out to 24/7 Towing Companies

24/7 towing companies are available all the time and hence, make you have their numbers handy. Call them and send them your location for them to track you easily and help you with the car. When you are being offered towing service (บริการรถยก, term in Thai) by someone, then make sure that you seek their identification. Any professional will ensure that the identification card is shown to the customer before he starts his job.