Nearly all drivers will experience a breakdown at some point in their lives. The good news is that there are many ways to keep yourself and your passengers safe during these frightening and unexpected events. At Honda of Salem we want to share two important tips for handling roadside emergencies.

Put Distance Between Yourself And Traffic

When possible, try to steer your car to the emergency "breakdown" lane. You can also work your way towards a grassy shoulder. If your tire has blown out, go ahead and navigate the vehicle to a safe place on the remaining tires and rim. Although driving on the rim is rarely recommended, it is always an acceptable choice when it comes to getting yourself and your passengers out of harm's way.

Invest In A Roadside Emergency Kit

Roadside emergency kits contain various tools and other products for ensuring safety, mitigating minor automotive problems, and providing basic first aid among other things. At the very least, you'll want to have road flares and reflective triangles on hand if your car breaks down on a busy road. These are designed to help other motorists spot your vehicle in time to stop, slow, or take other necessary evasive actions. For additional tips on dealing with breakdowns or to have your auto serviced by seasoned technicians, come see us at Honda of Salem today.



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