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Tips to avoid a car breakdown One common First call GB LTD mistake that people make when they break down on a motorway is to try to fix the problem themselves; this is simply too dangerous, as there are vehicles hurtling past at high speeds. Ring a professional to help. If visibility is poor or it’s late at night, switch on your hazard lights, as well as your sidelights. Make sure that everyone is out of the car, as there’s always a risk that a parked car on a motorway will be hit by a passing vehicle. Once everyone is out of the car, and as far away fro m the stream of traffic as possible, you should then call for assistance, either by mobile or by using the nearest emergency telephone. When you’re walking to the telephone look out for oncoming traffic and try to maintain as much of a distance as possible from vehicles. If visibility is poor or it’s late at night, switch on your hazard lights, as well as your sidelights. Make sure that everyone is out of the car, as there’s always a risk that a parked car on a motorway will be hit by a passing vehicle. Once everyone is out of the car, and as far away from the stream of traffic as possible, you should then call for assistance, either by mobile or by using the nearest emergency telephone. When you’re walking to the telephone look out for oncoming traffic and try to maintain as much of a distance as possible from vehicles. Even if you are lucky enough to have avoided the misfortune of a car breakdown yourself, you’ve most likely whizzed past a broken down vehicle on several occasio ns whilst driving. Breakdowns happen to virtually every driver at some point and can be stressful, and expensive to deal with. Some of the most common causes of the breakdown of a car relate to the mechanics of the vehicle; things such as faulty fuel lines or brakes, issues with the transmission, radiator problems or electrical problems. Lack of maintenance, as well as the normal wear and tear that comes with an aging car will inevitably result in a breakdown, although some issues are much easier to fix than others.

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