Believe it or not, your safety is in just as much danger while you’re waiting for your tow truck as it is when a problem with your vehicle occurs (while driving).If you’re along a highway, you’ll want to step away from the traffic.

Same goes with a narrow road that experiences high traffic.

Most people will get out there and run a quick visual diagnosis of their vehicle.  Trying to figure out what is wrong with your vehicle is almost on the same curiosity level as to when we receive a text or a facebook message.

Almost always, you’ll see people hanging outside their vehicles after stepping out to inspect their car or truck.

We at P-Town Tow Truck suggest that you consider these six steps immediately before your tow truck driver arrives.  Depending on the time of the day, you’ll want to do:

  1. Turn on your hazard lights. 
  2. If you’re battery is dead, set off some road flares or place some cones near your vehicle. (if you have them)
  3. Always carry a flashlight, this way other drivers can see you once you step outside your vehicle.
  4. Call P-Town Tow Truck at 973-559-5905.
  5. Call a friend or family member and let them know of your situation.  
  6. Instead of sitting in your car, stand toward the front of the passenger side of your vehicle. Hopefully it’s not raining or in a dangerous neighborhood, otherwise sit in the passenger side of your car and lock the doors.