Emergency! Call Road Rescue

Breaking down on a highway can be a nerve-wracking experience. The high-speed traffic, the noise, and the potential danger can make it difficult to think clearly. At Dugger’s Road Rescue, we understand the urgency and stress that come with such a situation. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you handle a highway breakdown safely and efficiently.

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1. Prioritize Safety

Your first concern should always be safety—for yourself, your passengers, and other drivers on the road.

  • Move to Safety: If possible, steer your vehicle to the right shoulder or a safe area away from traffic. Turn on your hazard lights to alert other drivers.
  • Stay in the Vehicle: Unless you’re in immediate danger (like a fire), it’s safer to stay inside your car with your seatbelt fastened.
  • Exit Safely: If you must leave the vehicle, exit on the side away from traffic and stay clear of the road.

2. Communicate Your Situation

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Once you’re safe, it’s time to let others know about your situation.

  • Call for Help: Contact your motor club or roadside assistance provider. At Dugger’s Road Rescue, we’re always ready to assist with prompt and professional service.
  • Notify Authorities: If you’re in a hazardous location, immediately dial 911 to inform local law enforcement.

3. Make Your Vehicle Visible

Visibility is crucial to prevent further accidents.

  • Hazard Lights: Keep your hazard lights on at all times.
  • Flares or Reflective Triangles: If you have them, place these around your vehicle to increase visibility.

4. Wait for Help

Patience is key while awaiting assistance.

  • Stay Calm: Keeping a level head will help you manage the situation more effectively.
  • Prepare Necessary Information: Have your driver’s license, registration, and insurance details readily available for when help arrives.

5. Prevent Future Breakdowns

Finally, regular maintenance can help prevent breakdowns.

  • Routine Checks: Regularly check your oil, coolant, tire pressure, and battery.
  • Professional Inspections: Schedule regular inspections with a trusted mechanic to catch potential issues before they become major problems.

At Dugger’s Road Rescue, we’re committed to helping you handle highway breakdowns swiftly and safely. Remember, staying calm and following these steps can make a significant difference in ensuring your safety and getting you back on the road quickly.

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