What To Do If You Break Down

Your driving can take you anywhere, whether that is a main road, motorway or country lane. Wherever you are, it’s really important to know what to do in-case your vehicle ever breaks down.

I’ve broken down – what should I do?

  • Where possible, try to gently manoeuvre your car to the side of the road or pavement.
  • Put your hazard lights on as well as your side lights if it’s dark or foggy.
  • Make sure all of your passengers are out of the vehicle, to avoid any injuries by traffic collisions, and then stand as far away from the vehicle as you can.
  • If you have one, put on your reflective jacket and lay out your warning triangle at least 50 yards behind your car.
  • Never stand in-between moving traffic and your vehicle.
  • Next, call your breakdown recovery service; they’ll advise you of how long it will be before they reach you.

At Swansway Motor Group, all of our vehicles come with a free vehicle health check, where we will check your car and let you know of any potential problems with your car as well as how to address them.

If you have any questions at all, give your nearest dealership a call and we’ll talk you through it.