Let's face it, whenever you're out on the road, you're one wrong move away from something happening - and staying out there for hours.
Unless, that is, if you have roadside assistance. When you do, a problem isn't a problem, it's a minor inconvenience.
Don't believe me? Here are 5 scenarios where you'll need roadside assistance!
1. You lost your keys - and that's the kind of stuff you need to drive
You're about to go out for a drive and you do the usual check-up: wallet, check; pants, check; keys, check. That's it, you're ready to go!
You walk to your car and realize you have your house keys, not your car keys. You'll sure need your house keys when you come back - but you also need your car keys to leave now so you can come back later.
So, what now? Well, this isn't a problem because you have roadside assistance, right?
Whether you're at your house, a gas station, or a hotel, roadside assistance will help you unlock your car and get it started.
Or you can break your car's window and start the engine like they do in the movies.
2. Your car battery needs a little zap before starting
Oh, wait a minute! You had your car keys on you the whole time - they were in your back pocket! You realized it when you sat down and they stabbed you from behind.
Crisis averted. You get in your car and start the engine. It takes a little longer than usual to start, but you don't worry too much about it. Before you know it, you're out on the road.
30 miles down the line your car gives up on you. You're in the middle of nowhere! The radio is dead, the lights are gone, and your battery is too.
If you had roadside assistance, this wouldn't be an issue. One call and, before you know it, you're out on the road again. Or you can try to play car electrician with some jumper cables. Your call.
3. You ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere (and you don't want to walk that much)
Let's say your car battery isn't the one that gave up. Maybe you forgot to get gas. Or, even worse, your kid took the car out and forgot to fill up the tank. You can take his Playstation later - for now, you need to face this situation.
Sure, you can get out of the car and walk to your nearest gas station. But what if that gas station is 30 miles away from you? What if you are running on empty right in the middle of an interstate?
You can guess by now that roadside assistance would fix this in no time, right?
4. A flat tire leaves you on the road... for a long time
You don't have to be out on the road, far away from home to have car issues. You might blow a tire five blocks away from your house. And that's where your car will stay until you fix that issue.
Sure, you can get your hands dirty. Let's be honest, you'll look up on YouTube how to change a tire and try your best. Or you can call the experts to deal with the whole issue.
Roadside assistance to the rescue - and you get to watch funny videos on YouTube instead!
5. Your car dies on you and you need a tow
Countless things can go wrong when you go out for a drive. Sometimes, it can be plain bad luck. Your car malfunctions and it's game over.
No worries, though. Because you still have a life left on this game. Or rather, a life-line.
Calling roadside assistance will solve any issues you have. And if they can't fix it on the spot, they'll take you, car and everything, to a warm, cozy place where they can bring your car back to life.
Get roadside assistance today, so you can have peace of mind when you drive tomorrow. Contact us for more information.
here are few things better in life than grabbing your keys, starting the engine, and going out for a drive. Driving is a fun, relaxing thing to do - until your tires get stuck somewhere. That's when driving turns into a nightmare scenario.
Is your car stuck in snow? Are your tires deep in the sand? There are ways to get out of there. Don't panic and read down below. You'll be back on the road soon!
1. First things first, don't make it worse
It doesn't matter if you're stuck in snow, mud, or sand - stop driving right now!
There are countless ways and methods to get your car out of a bad place. Driving like a maniac isn't one of them.
Most people go into panic mode right away. Their foot turns into a cinderblock on top of the gas. Then, they start going crazy with the wheel. Don't be that guy.
If you're stuck, believe it or not, you're stuck. Think of it like quicksand, the more you move, the worse it'll get. Unless you're smart about it.
2. Try to dig yourself out of the problem
Grab a shovel if you can. Sticks are a good last resource. I'm guessing you don't want that 2000 lbs. metal box falling on top of your hands, so don't use your hands.
Remove as much sand, mud, or snow there is around your tires. Bonus points if you can flatten the area under your tires. That'll help a lot when it's time to drive away from the hole.
You know you shouldn't dig a deeper hole, right? The idea here is to create space around your tires, not under them.
3. Do like a hammock and rock your problems away
Now that you have enough space between your tires, it's time to do the smart thing. No, you're not going to gun out of that hole. You're going to gently rock away.
Here's how it's going to go: You'll put your car on drive and move forward. Once you can't go any further, you'll put it on reverse (and using your car's momentum), you'll go backward. Then, put it on drive.
Rinse and repeat until you're out of that hole.
4. Increase traction to try and get out
Alright. If you're still here, that means the rocking method didn't work. Don't panic! There's no need to plan the rest of your life living inside that car, you can still get out.
Put something under your tires. A piece of cardboard, your car mats, or anything similar. A blanket won't work. You need a solid surface for your tires.
No cardboard? No problem. You can use sticks and stones too. Remember, anything solid. With enough traction, you'll be able to drive away.
5. Worse come to worst, deflate your tires
Oh my, you're still reading. Well, I guess we can go nuclear. Deflate your tires. That'll remove enough friction to help you get out.
Keep in mind you should deflate your tires a little bit. Don't go overboard here. And, remember to re-inflate your tires as soon as possible.
Or better yet, call us.
Have you tried it all and you're still stuck? Most methods have a low success rate. No need to panic, though. We have the solution to your problem.
Give us a call and we'll get you out of that hole right away, 100% guarantee. You'll be laughing about it soon enough!