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Roadside Safety Tips to Follow if you are Stranded

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No one wants to experience trouble with their vehicle on the road but unfortunately problems do occur. In fact, if you drive long enough, it is almost inevitable you will need to deal with this situation at some point. If you are the victim of a vehicle breakdown staying safe and calling for help should be your top priorities.

So what steps should you as a motorist take if you find yourself stranded along the highway? The most important thing to remember is to avoid panicking. A calm frame of mind will help you to make sound decisions and use good judgment.

If pulling off the road, try to park where your vehicle can be seen for about 100 yards in every direction.  Position your vehicle so all your tires are off the pavement or traveled portion of the road. Turn on your emergency flashing signals to make sure your car has the greatest amount of visibility. You may also want to raise your hood or tie a rag to your antenna.

It is highly recommended all drivers have a roadside safety kit in the trunk of their vehicle at all times.  You never know when you may be faced with an emergency while traveling.  Any kit should include a pair of jumper cables, a car jack, strong rope, first-aid kit, non-perishable food and warm clothing and blankets for breakdowns in cold weather.

When dealing with a vehicle issue, the first call you make should be to Speedy G Towing. They have been assisting drivers in the Chicago metro area for more than 20 years. Whether you are stranded in Elgin, Highland Park, Barrington or Schaumburg, Speedy G is your best option. They can be contacted at any time, including nights, weekends and holidays, and their highly experienced and friendly staff will get the help you need out to your location quickly.

Speedy G can help if you need a tow, have a flat tire, are out of gas or require another service. Program their number 224-633-1185 into your cell phone right now and relax knowing help is just a phone call away.

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South Barrington, Illinois 60010
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