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Here at Slough Breakdown Recovery, your safety is our number one priority. Your very first car or van breakdown situation will be a little scary, but it’s important to stay calm and remember these safety tips:

Firstly, get your car off the road to a safe location! No matter what the issue is with your vehicle, if you are able, it’s very important to pull your vehicle over to the side of the road. Make sure to turn your hazard lights on so the other drivers on the road know that something is wrong and/or that you’re slowing down. When you get to the side of the road always call us on 07444 562 186 and follow instructions from our customer service team on the phone.

Call Slough Breakdown Recovery on 07444 562 186 and explain your situation. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ready to help. The quickest way to get through to us is via phone call. A member of the team will ask you for details of your vehicle and location. If you’re not sure, do not worry. We are available on WhatsApp and can help you to share your exact location. Next step is to advise other road users that you’re in trouble. Putting on your hazard lights is a very important thing to do in this situation, but it doesn’t necessarily let other drivers know that you’re having car problems. If you’re over far enough on the shoulder and you can get out safely, it’s an extra notification to other drivers when you put a flare or an LED emergency light about 50 feet behind your car. This will warn others of an upcoming hazard and allow ample time for other cars to slow down and avoid you. NOTE: If you feel that it’s not safe to get out of your vehicle, just stay with your seatbelt fastened until help arrives. Stay with your vehicle. This is important for multiple reasons. First, it’s best if you stay in your vehicle and continue to have your seatbelt on. If it’s unsafe to remain in the car (due to something extreme), then being away from the roadway and stepping over a barrier is an option until help comes. Second, if you called roadside assistance, they usually can’t help you unless the driver is present. Third, roads are very dangerous places for people on foot and the situation can be far more deadly when cars are driving at 60 or 70 mph. Wait in a safe location and Call Sough Breakdown Recovery on 07444 562 186. Do not attempt to repair the fault! It’s probably not the best time to take a stab at auto repair. If you have some experience with basic maintenance, you might be able to identify the issue. If you have a flat tyre and you’ve never changed a tyre before, you can either use a tyre inflation product or call us on 07444 562 186 and we can guide you. However, changing your tyres can be tricky and very dangerous if you’re on the hard shoulder of a motorway. It isn’t the ideal time and place to learn how to do it and best left to the professionals here at Slough Breakdown Recovery Use common sense. Everyone’s experience is a little different when it comes to vehicles breaking down. It depends on where you are, the time of day, what you’re driving, and the problem. It’s important to know what’s going on around you while the vehicle is stopped. Keep an eye on moving traffic and call us with as much information as possible so we can assist you. Be careful of strangers. Your parents probably told you this a thousand times, but it’s important to keep in mind. The are are plenty of great people out there eager to help people in trouble. However, there are also a handful of bad people out there that can put you in danger. If a stranger pulls over and offers to help you, it’s probably best to remain in the car with your doors locked. You can roll down the window slightly and tell them help is on the way. Call the police if need be. Unfortunately, we need to be more careful with people these days, so please remember, safety first!

Finally, you may be able to prevent most breakdowns with regular maintenance. Speak to one of us here at Slough Breakdown Recovery to find out how we can make regular maintenance cheaper and more convenient for you. Try your best not to put yourself in this sort of situation. Having basic knowledge of what to check before going on a drive can help you in the long run.

Stay tuned and follow our page for the next article on Top 5 things to check on your vehicle before making a long journey and prevent Breakdowns! Regards, The Team | Slough Breakdown Recovery

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Berkshire Breakdown Services
Berkshire Breakdown Services
Feb 20

Ensuring safety while awaiting a Slough breakdown recovery unit from Heathrow Breakdown Recovery is paramount. It's crucial to prioritize personal safety and that of fellow passengers by moving to a safe location away from traffic if possible. Activate hazard lights, deploy warning triangles, and signal distress to approaching vehicles. Remain vigilant and alert, especially in adverse weather conditions. Heathrow Breakdown Recovery's swift response and expertise provide peace of mind during such situations. Remember, safety is paramount, and adhering to these tips minimizes risks while awaiting assistance. Trust in Heathrow Breakdown Recovery for reliable support during challenging times.

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