The team at Budget Car and Truck Sales is dedicated to helping drivers in our area stay safe. That is why we are here to share our top tips for handling a roadside emergency. Staying calm and keeping the following things in mind can make a big difference in your experience.

Getting off the road, if possible, is the first step. This helps protect you and your vehicle from another incident. If there is room to do so safely, park behind a guard rail instead of in front of it. Doing so prevents your vehicle from being sandwiched between another car and the rail.

Keep track of where you are while on the road. Whether in Columbus, GA, or out on an adventure, knowing what exit or crossroad you are nearest can make sure that help can find you. Use your emergency flashers to alert other drivers that you are having issues and to make it easier for a tow truck to locate you.