How to Combat Roadside Car Emergencies

No one leaves their home in the morning, thinking they would get in an emergency like a car breakdown, accident, overheated vehicle, or a flat tire in the middle of nowhere. But roadside emergencies can happen to any driver, anywhere, and anytime. Such situations can be panicking and stressing, which is why it is always recommended to know what to do in roadside emergencies. 

So, the question is, do you know what to do? The chances are you will not be prepared for any emergency. However, if you decide in advance what to do in these scenarios, you are likely to handle them better. Having an emergency plan every time you leave home is always a great idea whether there are chances of any emergency or not. 

I am assuming you are here because you want to have a roadside assistance plan ready. Do not worry! We’ve got you covered. Below in this article, we’ve described how to get out of a roadside emergency if you face any in the future. To learn about it, make sure to read the article till the end and follow the suggestions! 

Have an Emergency Kit

If you are thinking about what to do in a car emergency? Then the first thing is to be prepared for one. If you already have a complete kit, cool! If not, make sure to assemble your emergency kit as soon as possible. Your kit must include the car’s manual, a notebook, a pen to note down information related to accident, LED flameless flares to warn other drivers, back up cell phone, and emergency numbers. You can call this kit a survival kit too as it has all the things you would need to deal with an emergency. 

A Tire Blowout or a Flat Tire

A flat tire or blowout! Yes, the common roadside emergencies every driver faces, which is why it comes highly recommended to have a Stephanie that has an inflated tire. If you do not keep your tires maintained, then chances are you have them flat, or blowout. Plus if you do not have a spare tire, what would you do? Probably you’ll panic and seek help. For such situations, several applications like tire shop near me have been developed which helps you find the closest tire shop near you. Obviously, when you have nothing that you can do to repair or replace your tire, then you have to contact professionals to get the job done. Moreover, such applications allow you to find the best quality tire service at most affordable rates.


It occurs when a vehicle’s wheels do not appropriately grasp the surface of the road. It commonly happens during or after rain making car slide or skid across the road without any grip. It can be an extremely dangerous situation, especially when it’s dark and raining heavily. It can even lead to a severe accident. So, what to do when hydroplaning occurs? To pull your vehicle safely out of hydro planing, you need to avoid using breaks, guide the car slowly towards safety, put your hazard lights on, and get off the road. 

Get out of a Mud or Snow Rut

To get out of snow rut or mud, you need to drive your car its lowest gear and do not take your speed above 15 miles per hour. You can do this for both going forward and backwards to build momentum. Though it is not an easy technique but can be very helpful if you get in an emergency like this. 

Emily Muelford
Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.