Things to do when your car stops in the middle of the road!

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Things to do when your car stops in the middle of the road!

Nobody wants to be stuck with a stalled car in the middle of the road. But, the extreme temperatures of Dubai can affect your vehicle adversely and lead to unpleasant incidents.

So, if your car breaks down in the middle of the road, here are the steps that you can take:

• Get your vehicle off the road if possible. Even in case, the vehicle is stuck in the middle of the road, you should put the hazards light on.

• As soon as you realize that there is a problem with the vehicle, avoid abrupt breaking as it can cause accidents. Check the surrounding areas, and carefully decelerate in a gradual manner. Cautiously pull over to the right hand side to the hard shoulder of the road.

• Do not forget to engage the hand breaks when you park the car

• While getting out of the car, use the passenger’s exit on the right hand side only

• Take great care to place a warning reflective triangle on the road on the same side of the road, at least 45 meters behind your vehicle

• You should also raise the hood of your vehicle and tie something white to the radio antenna or out of the window. This helps the police officers and tow truck operators know that help is needed.

• Call for help. Whether a friend, roadside assistance or if there is a need, connect with UAE’s emergency services. Here are the numbers to keep a note of:

 Police: 999 (emergency)
 Ambulance: 998
 Fire Safety: 997

• It is advisable to get out of your vehicle and maintain a safe distance while you wait for the help to arrive.

•   It is best to avoid standing between your vehicle and the oncoming traffic. It is advisable to avoid flagging down any other vehicle to solicit help from other motorists.

Road fatalities and emergencies can easily be avoided through proper maintenance of your vehicle in the summertime climate. For timely checks of your car tyres or battery replacement in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, you can trust the technicians at Dial-A-Battery.
If your vehicle stalls in the middle of the road, despite regular maintenance, you can call Dial-A-Battery for assistance. Our team comes to your location within just 30 minutes of your call. They are fully equipped with state-of-the-art devices and to perform necessary tests and battery replacement. For more details about our services and assistance call us at +971800247365.

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