There are lots of common car emergencies that you are sure to experience at some point. Knowing how to deal with them in advance will mean they don’t cause as much stress. Also, you’ll manage to get the issue sorted and back on the road more quickly.

With that in mind, you’ll want to take a look at the information in this post. We’ve tried to cover all the most frequently reported problems in this article. We do that in the hope of setting the record straight.

So long as you know what to do in the following situations, no emergency should ever become intolerable.

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Flat Battery

When your car has a flat battery, you have two main options. Some people call their friends and wait for someone to arrive with jump leads. That means you have to sit around for ages, and there are no guarantees the car will start again after the initial jump. Lots more people decide to have their battery replaced. Companies that specialize in car battery replacement do not charge much. You just need the right numbers programmed into your smartphone.

It might be worth finding a reputable expert now and saving their details for later.

Roadside Breakdown

All motorists should pay for breakdown cover from the best companies they can find. In most instances, you just have to call a phone number. Within minutes, a recovery vehicle will arrive with a trained professional. Usually, they can fix some issues at the side of the road and send you on your way.

However, most also provide a towing service for the worst of instances. The driver will hook your vehicle to the truck, and then drop you off at home before taking it to the yard.

Road Traffic Accident

Nobody wants to think about what might happen if they are involved in a road traffic accident. Thankfully, most of the crashes on our roads today are considered to be minor incidents. However, thousands of people lose their lives every year. That is why it’s so important to stay alert and avoid alcohol when driving. The best way of dealing with a road traffic accident involves following a standard process.

Get everyone to safety as soon as possible, and wait for the emergency services to arrive. Just make sure you don’t move anyone who might have serious injuries. You could make the situation worse.

Those were just some of the most common emergency issues reported on our roads each year. There are lots of other things that could go wrong, but most of them are covered in your breakdown policy. Anyone who pays for their bank account might want to check the deal offered with their card.

Some high street chains provide free breakdown cover to clients to sweeten the deal. You should use it if that is the case with your account. There is no point paying for the same service twice.

We hope you all stay safe on the roads and avoid injury in the future. At least you now know how to deal with the most likely events.