No matter how careful we are on the road, accidents can happen to anyone at any time. Typically, you have a good idea of what to do if you’re in an accident or have car trouble and are stranded, but what should you do if you come across another motorist in trouble? Depending on your comfort level, there are several ways you can help. Here are three things to do, brought to you by your friends at Miles Towing Service.
1. Determine the Danger
First and foremost, you need to make sure you are approaching any situation on the road with care. If it’s late at night or in adverse weather, you need to make sure you have enough room on the road and visibility to help safely. Slow down, pull over, and assess the situation as best you can. You should be able to tell right away if the motorist is just having car trouble or has been in a serious accident and needs you to call 911.
2. Offer What Help You Can
After you’ve assessed the situation, decide what you can do to help. If you aren’t a professional mechanic, you may not be able to do much for a broken down vehicle. However, if there has been a serious accident, calling 911 and staying with any injured passengers is the best way to help. You can also use your own vehicle to provide visibility. Point your headlights at the accident and turn on your blinkers so passing cars can see and take proper caution when passing.
3. Call a Tow Truck
Finally, if the situation isn’t serious and doesn’t warrant a call to 911, the best thing you can do is call a tow truck. Most roadside issues can be resolved with the help of professional roadside assistance. The vehicle may not even need towing, just a jump-start, but you’ll still want the help of a professional. Tow truck drivers are also trained to deal with other minor auto issues and can likely fix them on the roadside.
Make sure you have a tow truck service you can trust to help you or your fellow motorist on the roadside. At Mile’s Towing Service, our technicians are highly trained and well experienced in providing emergency roadside assistance to individual and commercial customers. Contact us today at (215) 783-6919 for fast, reliable service in the Philadelphia area.