Experiencing emergencies in the road is terrifying most especially if you are not prepared and it happen in the middle of a deserted are where there is no help around. My bother and I when we’re still in our teenage years, we often sneak out and bring along our dad’s pickup truck. Well, as a teenager we are not that familiar with auto stuffs, what matters is that we drive our dad’s car, hangout and that’s it! There’s this incident which somehow teach us a lesson, and never again run out with my dad’s pickup… (for just a few months… LOL) it was my bother’s 17th birthday at around midnight we decided to sneak out and watch a concert…. At first we are confident that we can go home before my dad find out that we bring his car with us. But then, when we are almost home the engine suddenly stops.

It was early in the morning when daddy finds out what we’ve done. He just laughs at us when we told him about what happen last night. He told us that he will suppose to send his car in the mechanic early this morning to have its battery be replaced. We later then find out that its engine stops because of a dead battery. In my post today, I will include some of car emergencies and some tips to get through with it without freaking out LOL!

Here it is!

Breakdowns

Prior to setting out from your vehicle, check your car’s location, double-check your resources, and make a plan. Remember to lock the doors and take your keys.

Use the nearest phone booth and call 911 for help and detail if you are being threatened.

If you ask help for a neighboring home, stand back from the door. Ask the resident to call for help for you, and give him your car details and exact location.

If it is dark or you are stuck in an isolated spot, it is better to stay locked inside your car until daylight.

If you are a long distance from a phone or house, flag down a passerby and then return to your car, locking it, and talk through a partly closed window. Give him your car details and exact location.

Frozen Locks

Dealing with frozen car locks is not only a frustrating delay, but can be dangerous for people left out in the elements, or in unsafe neighborhoods.

The best thing to do is to constantly heating the tip of your key with a match or lighter. If that doesn’t work, consider carrying a small de-icer spray bottle with you; locking it away without access in your glove compartment is worthless when your locks are frozen to begin with!

Flat Tires

I have a post about dealing with flat tires. You can browse it on my previous post.

If a tire blows out or otherwise suffers extensive damage, it can’t be repaired. But, if it had a puncture, remove the tire and mark the location for later repair. Since these things tend to travel in pairs, look for more punctures, and also listen for air leakage.

Change the tire by first making sure the car doesn’t move, setting the emergency brake, unscrewing the lug-nuts and taking off the tire. Replace with the spare, retighten the nuts and proceed to a gas station to have it patched—-or replaced.

Always bring with you a tire filler to inflate a problem tire and get you as far as the closest gas station for further repair. The tire does not need to be completely flat to use this, and it is not the permanent answer. It won’t, however, fix severe damage, repair sidewalls, rim leaks, or large punctures/cracks in wheels.

Source: http://www.ehow.com