Roadside emergencies. You’d hate to have one. But more than that, you’d hate to have one when you’re unprepared.

You can’t tell when you’re going to have a roadside emergency. That’s why you have to be totally prepared for the event if and when one occurs.

But thankfully, most roadside emergencies aren’t super serious or life-threatening: they’re simply urgent.

In this post, the legends at Central Coast Auto Recovery tell us the importance of being prepared for roadside emergencies and what you can do to prepare yourself.

Roadside emergencies are unexpected

Sadly, there’s no magical crystal ball for avoiding roadside emergencies… if there was one, we’d be out of business! That’s why it’s so important to have a plan for when an auto emergency pops up.

Things can escalate quickly

If you’re not prepared for a roadside emergency, bad situations can get worse. Let’s say your engine is having some troubles at a stop light. The best thing to do is to pull off the main road when it’s safe and find somewhere quiet to inspect the problem – in case your car breaks down entirely. Otherwise, you could be going from a bad situation to a worse one, being stuck on a main road.

How to be prepared for a roadside emergency

Preparing yourself for a roadside emergency is simple and stress-free. Here are some of the main things to check off your list:

  • Stay calm
    Roadside emergencies are a big fear for most of us, but it’s important to stay calm if you’re having one. Think rationally and focus on your safety.
  • Keep your phone charged at all times
    As long as you’re able to communicate and call for help when you’ve had a roadside emergency, you’ll be sweet. We encourage all drivers to keep a phone charger in their car so that they can call for help when they need it.
  • Keep some essentials handy
    It’s always best to keep a ‘goodie bag’ for when a roadside emergency occurs. Jumper leads, spare tyre, car jack, wheel nut wrench – all of the things you might need if you have a flat tyre or flat battery.
  • Remember to call Central Coast Auto Recovery
    Car troubles on the Central Coast? Remember our name: Central Coast Auto Recovery. We’re the first team you need to call if you’ve broken down or had a bingle on the Central Coast, offering roadside assistance or towing your car to our safe, secure facilities, no matter what time of day or night.

When you’ve got a roadside emergency, you’ve got Central Coast Auto Recovery. Round the clock availability, secure storage facilities and an unparalleled level of care in our service is what you get when you choose the pros at Central Coast Auto Recovery – the absolute best for towing and roadside assistance! Give the friendly team a call and make the most of our 24-hour service.