No matter how many years you have been a driver, a breakdown is something that you can never be completely prepared for. It can always be a distressing situation but if you have a do to list with you at all times, it can make the situation just a little bit easier to handle. The reason that you need to keep a to do list in the car itself is because no matter how many articles you read on the subject and no matter how much you study it, in a situation where you are stuck in the middle of nowhere you might not remember everything that you read.
Get your car to safety
The first thing you need to do is to get some help from expert to move your car on to the side of the road, turn the car off, turn on your hazard lights and the next thing you need to is to call up a mechanic as soon as you can. It is vital that you have a list of garages from all over the country in your car because you can never really prepare yourself for a breakdown and you will never be able to predict where the breakdown is going to take place.
One thing that you need to always keep in mind is that you should never ever attempt to fix your car yourself and drive it to a garage because if the problem that occurred is a problem with the brakes, doing this could be a massive risk to your life and those in the car with you.
If you are in an area that is away from a main town which might be the case as luck would have it, you may need to wait a little while for help to arrive because the road side assistance crew may not always be free at the time you call. It is still important that you wait for help, no matter how long you have to wait.
Do not leave your car alone
Another very common mistake that people make is that they tend to lock the car and leave it on the road while they go to get themselves food and drinks. However, this is one of the worst mistakes you can make because you may return to find that many parts of your car are missing. If you have to get yourself food and drinks, it would be a good idea to send one of your passengers to go and get the food while you stay with your car.