A transmission plays an important role in the operation of your car. And if the transmission goes, it can be an expensive problem to fix. Luckily, many cars give off warning signs that it needs repair before it completely dies. Unfortunately, many people have no idea what these warning signs are. If you don't know what the warning signs are, don't feel alone. I was once in the same position and ultimately, it caused me to have to replace the transmission in my car because I missed these signs. I created this website to help others identify when it needs to be repaired. If you notice any signs of a problematic transmission, head to a repair shop quickly to save yourself a lot of money!
Nobody ever expects their vehicle to break down on the side of the road, but it's always best to be prepared just in case. No matter how often or seldom you drive, the fact remains that there are some safety precautions you should be aware of in the event that you car breaks down. After all, these safety tips could just save a life.
Move Your Car Off the Road
If your car breaks down while you're driving, do your best to get your car off the road and away from any traffic. This applies even if your car has broken down on a small road where there isn't much traffic. You may need to push your car to get it off to the side of the road; if you do this, be sure to keep the wheel turned towards the side/shoulder of the road so that you don't accidentally push your car into traffic.
Also, be sure to make your car as visible as possible. If you have a roadside emergency kit in your car, carefully place traffic cones around your vehicle--and turn your hazard lights on.
Stay With (And Inside) Your Car
Ideally, you won't have to get out of your car in order to move it to safety. In fact, if you don't have any reason to get out of your car, it's best to stay inside your vehicle with your hazard lights and seat belt on. Avoid leaving your car, even if somebody offers you a ride or otherwise offers assistance. Leaving your vehicle can be very dangerous, especially if your car has broken down on the side of a busy road or highway.
Call a Non-Emergency Police Line
If you find yourself broken down in an unfamiliar or unsafe area, you may also want to consider calling the local police non-emergency line. This way, you can have an officer or available state trooper dispatched to your location for added safety and peace of mind. If a suspicious character approaches you or you feel like your safety is at immediate risk, on the other hand, don't hesitate to call the emergency line.
Program Roadside Assistance in Your Phone
If you subscribe to a roadside assistance plan, always keep the telephone number programmed inside of your phone so you can call for help as soon as your car breaks down. From there, you can receive the assistance you need whether it be towing services (from professionals such as those from Double L Towing), a tire change, or anything in between.