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Need a Tow? 4 Reliable Ways to Get out of a Jam

You’re driving down a road you typically traverse, maybe back from work on your way to see your parents. You hear a strange sound coming from your engine and before you know it, you’re stuck on the side of the road. At this point, you just need to get your car to the right people in hopes of fixing it. Here are four reliable ways to get out of a jam.

Fix It Yourself

Depending on what sort of jam you’re in, you might be able to fix it yourself. For instance, if you have a flat tire, you might have the knowledge on how to change it. Just make sure that you aren’t trying to repair anything without proper knowledge. You could make things worse due to ignorance. It’s most important that you are able to get home safely, rather than trying to prove your mechanic skills.

Call 911

Being stranded definitely qualifies as an emergency, especially if you’re in an unfamiliar territory. Take a moment to collect yourself and tell them what happened and where you are. They might not have the location data necessary to pinpoint exactly where you are. If you don’t know exactly where you are, give them a frame of reference such as the highway you’re on and how long you’ve been on it.

Hire a Towing Company

You need to do something about your car. Call a towing company to come over and take care of it. You might have roadside assistance through a company like AAA. Otherwise, you should call for a towing company. If your phone has data, search for ones in your area. Keep a written list of towing companies to call in your glove compartment.

Call Someone

Once you’ve taken care of your car and reported the incident, you should have a friend or other person pick you up. Make sure that you call them as soon as you’re able to. You don’t want to catch them by surprise with your car troubles, especially if it’s late at night. If no one is able to, politely ask the tow truck driver for a ride.

Getting out of a jam is the first step, but it’s a crucial one. You might be frustrated and wish your car was fixed right then. However, you can be grateful for knowing that you made a decision that will get you ever closer to a patched-up car. By following these tips, you can make it through an unexpected car problem all the better.

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