Your car breaking down on the side of the road is no fun. The panic that is induced because you are worried about your vehicle’s future while waiting for towing services to come is sure to flare up a few nerves. We have compiled a few ways to help ease feelings of anxiety while waiting for your tow truck to help make the process easier.
When on the phone, explain where you are as best as you can.
It is easy to panic while you are on the phone explaining your situation. However, a clear-cut explanation detailing where you are stranded and what happened to your vehicle gives the towing company a better idea about where you are and what equipment they need to bring to the scene. If you are in the middle of nowhere (it happens!), describe any landmarks in your vicinity to help your towing company find you faster when you are already alone in an unfamiliar area.
This is a lot easier said than done, but it’s beneficial to keep calm and “carry on” while waiting for your tow truck. Keeping your mind distracted by reading stories online, playing games, and letting loved ones know your situation will help keep your mind at ease and tension at bay.
Stay in your vehicle.
The safest place to stay when you are in an unknown area and waiting for your tow truck to arrive is your car. The only exception to this rule is if your vehicle is smoldering or if fluid is leaking, but otherwise, staying inside will help you stay calm. Waiting outside while you are already stressed out is a recipe for an even more distressing situation.
Have an emergency kit ready in your vehicle.
While many people may not be experts on car repair, having a few handy tools can make you feel more at ease while help is on the way. This kit should assist you in minor emergencies when your vehicle needs small adjustments rather than serious recovery. Some necessary items in your emergency kit can include:
- Jumper cables
- A spare tire
- Pen and paper
- A water bottle
Playing the waiting game is never easy. But with these tips, we hope you have gained some insight into reducing anxiety while waiting for your tow truck to arrive. Being stranded in a remote area with your vehicle broken down is never a situation we want for anyone. Still, if the unexpected happens, our experienced team at Tow Pro can handle the job, big or small. We can resolve anything ranging from vehicle towing and roadside services to specialized transport and heavy-duty towing. Contact us at (615) 256-TOWS (8697). We’ll be there, rain or shine.