Numbers You Should Have on Speed Dial as a Car Owner

Young frustrated woman sitting in the damaged car after a car accident, making a phone call. A close-up.

As a car owner, it’s common to rely on many other people and services to ensure that our vehicle is running properly and that our health and safety are taken care of. So in this post, we’re going to list three important services that you should always have on speed dial if you own a car. It’ll help you feel safer and more comfortable with your vehicle and potentially save you a lot of hassle in the future.

Your local mechanic

Staying in touch with a top-rated auto repair service is a great way to ensure that you’re always getting the best care for your vehicle. Whether it’s monthly maintenance or to repair a specific issue, you’ll want to have your local mechanic on speed dial so that you can quickly contact them should you find something weird happening with your car. Perhaps your car is making a squeaking noise or perhaps a light on the dashboard is blinking. Whenever you face an unfamiliar situation, you shouldn’t be ashamed to contact your local mechanic and ask for advice. After all, they’re the experts and you’ll generally learn faster if you have someone trustworthy guiding you through and explaining what the problem with your car is. It’ll give you peace of mind while also making you more comfortable with your car.

Your insurance company

Driving a car is pretty safe as long as you know what you’re doing. In most cases, it’s not your own driving skill that can lead to accidents, but the skill of other people around you. All it takes is one driver looking at their phone to cause a pile-up that causes a dozen or more accidents. That’s why it’s important to practice defensive driving. It’ll help you analyze the conditions on the road and other drivers so you can avoid dangerous situations. But despite all the effort that you put into safe driving, it’s important to remember that you should always have your insurance company’s number saved on your phone. This will help you quickly make a call to start a claim should you be injured during a motor accident. They’ll also guide you on steps to take for your vehicle claim, such as taking pictures of the accident and exchanging contact details with other drivers that were involved.

Your attorney

And if the accident gets a little heated, you’ll want to have your attorney on speed dial. A car accident attorney isn’t difficult to find and they’ll give you a lot of peace of mind when it comes to car accidents. You’ll want to have someone reliable to speak to so that you can argue your case and defend yourself against legal threats. You’ll want to immediately call your attorney once you know you’re safe and healthy. You’ll want to follow their advice as closely as possible. They might ask you to take down numbers and names of people involved in the accident (much like your insurance company) and they’ll also tell you how to react if another driver pressures you into saying or doing something.

Alicia Baker
Alicia is a Canadian writer whose enthusiasm for cultural and automotive are combined in her writing. Her background includes links to insurance, finance, and automotive safety.