There is always a fear when you drive a car. Will you break down today? Some people prepare for that; they learn how to do patchwork fixes so that if that does happen, they can make it to an auto shop. Others don’t bother learning and spend the money on roadside assistance, and still, others have no idea. Now if you are going to drive a car, you should be amongst the first two groups of people. Even still your best bet is to be amongst the first. To be a part of that elite group read on and learn a little of what you can do.
Assess The Damage
The first step to take when you break down is to pull over and figure out what happened or get a basic idea of the reason you broke down. To do this before you pull over, check your dashboard and take note of any lights that came on or went off. For instance the check engine light, or the low fuel gauge. That being said the next step is to turn the car off and get out to look at the outside of the car. The problem could be as simple as a flat tire. Look for visible damage such as a flat tire, leaks, and smoking.