While regular maintenance can do wonders for keeping your engine in tip top condition, the fact of the matter is that every vehicle is prone to breaking down. Whether it’s normal wear and tear or a sudden incident, there’s always a risk that something will eventually go wrong with your vehicle.

Here at LM Recovery, our 24-hour roadside recovery service provides expert roadside assistance should your car happen to break down. However, in the time immediately following your break down, it’s vital that you take precautions and do everything you can to keep yourself safe and minimise the risk of the situation escalating any further. Here are four key safety tips to keep in mind:

1. Communicate With Other Drivers

One of the most important things you can do when your car breaks down is communicate with other drivers to let them know what’s going on. The safest and most effective way of doing this is to turn your hazard lights on, which signifies that something is wrong with your car and that other motorists should be careful.

2. Get Your Car Off the Road

Whether it’s a clunky engine, the presence of smoke or some other mechanical symptom, it’s vital that you get your car off the road when you first detect that something is amiss. Turn down a quiet side street if possible, or pull over to the left to reduce the risk of another vehicle colliding with your parked car. While you may be in a hurry to get your car off the road, don’t forget to use your turn signals and abide by the road rules as best you can.

3. Contact a Vehicle Breakdown Recovery Service

Roadside recovery services should be your first point of contact when your car breaks down on the road. A professional roadside assistance company will be able to provide emergency services that can either get your car up and running again or transport your vehicle to a mechanic. LM Recovery is proud to offer a leading 24-hour roadside recovery service in Glasgow and Lanarkshire. Whether you require breakdown recovery, vehicle servicing or vehicle transportation, we have the experience and state of the art equipment needed to get the job done.

4. Consider Your Personal Safety

After your car breaks down, take a moment to consider your personal safety. Are you in danger? Does your vehicle pose an immediate risk? If your vehicle has broken down on a quiet street, it may be completely safe to exit the car and wait for roadside assistance. On the other hand, if you’re stuck on a motorway or another busy stretch of road, staying inside your vehicle may be the safer option.

Breakdown Recovery when it’s Needed

Regardless of the time and place your car breaks down, LM Recovery is here to help. With a full suite of breakdown recovery services to suit just about all your mechanical needs, we’re the number one choice when it comes to roadside recovery in Glasgow and Lanarkshire.

Give us a call today on 01698 269 949 to find out more.