Unfortunately for us, we really cannot predict when and where a vehicle breakdown occurs. Sometimes, you may find out that you are unable to start the vehicle in the next morning, while at other times it will simply refuse to move once you get to the road just outside your home. Nevertheless, the most annoying thing that could happen to a vehicle driver is when their car, lorry or van breaks down while cruising on a highway.
Although not all highway breakdowns are the same, the procedure you should follow whenever such an incident occurs is pretty much the same. The first thing you need to do is try to get your vehicle stopped safely. If possible, try to gradually slow down, pulling over to the side of the road while checking your mirrors for other vehicles. Use your turn indicators to indicate the direction you are taking, so as to prevent any other unnecessary incident.
Sometimes, it may not be possible to slow down gently and you may have to pull over quite suddenly at high speeds due to major issues with your vehicle. Again, check whether there are any vehicles nearby before performing an abrupt maneuver. If there is nobody, just get your vehicle to the side immediately. Remember to turn on the hazard lights to signal there is a problem with your vehicle, in case somebody approaches you from behind at a very high speed.
Once you get your vehicle stopped, it is time to think about what to do next. The very first thing that comes to your mind is to obviously call a car or truck servicing workshop in Singapore, but before that, you may want to inspect your vehicle to see what has gone wrong. Since you have stopped your vehicle, it would be a wise idea to put on reflective triangles behind your vehicle to warn other drivers. If it is night time, you may want to wear a reflective suit to make yourself more visible.
If you cannot get your vehicle moving in any way (not even to the nearest repair center), you may want to contact a mobile truck repair service to get some mechanics to assist you in getting your vehicle on the road. If this fails as well, you will need to get your car or truck towed to the nearest repair shop by calling relevant towing service providers.
Whatever you decide to do, always remember to always keep out of traffic, even if it seems like the road is clear and there are no vehicles in the vicinity. Try to stay inside the vehicle if possible, only exiting it when really necessary. Keep documentation at the ready, so that you don’t have to search for it when roadside assistance or the police request it.