6 Important Steps You Need to Take If Your Car Breaks Down in the Middle of Nowhere
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Follow These Protocols and Wait for Help to Arrive!
No matter how hard you try to drive safely, road accidents can still happen. Your car can break down in the most troublesome of locations. That’s why it’s important to know the proper protocols for handling situations like this.
If your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, you don’t need to panic. Instead, follow these steps to stay safe as you wait for help to come.
- Step 1: Turn on your hazard lights.
Activate your hazard lights right away to let other motorists know that there’s something wrong with your car. Keep them on until help arrives.
- Step 2: Steer your car off the road.
Whether you’re on a busy road or a remote area, make sure to steer and park your car at a safe distance from the road to prevent accidents caused by your vehicle’s breakdown.
- Step 3: Use your emergency brake.
Use your emergency brake to rule out the possibility of your vehicle rolling back in the general direction of the traffic.
- Step 4: Set up your emergency reflectors.
Set up the reflectorized triangles that come with your car a few feet from your car to serve as warnings to other drivers to be careful not to bump into your broken-down car.
- Step 5: Stay in your car.
Stay inside your vehicle and lock your doors. It is dangerous to walk on the side of the road as you may get into another accident while looking for help.
- Step 6: Call for help.
Once everything is set, call for roadside assistance or a tow truck. You can also call 911 for emergency rescue.
The Best Thing You Can Do With Your Run-Down Car
If your car has broken down several times already, costing you a great deal of money in repairs, you may want to accept the fact that the ultimate solution to your problem is to simply dispose of that vehicle.
It won’t count as a loss for you if you hand it over to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations. On the contrary, it will be a win for you since you’ll get to receive valuable rewards while making a charitable contribution aimed at helping save the lives of destitute breast cancer patients in your community.
We’ll sell your vehicle at a top auction house in your area to generate funding for our nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits are committed to helping breast cancer patients, particularly those who are uninsured and lack the financial means to pay for the high costs of their treatments. The proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle will go directly to these nonprofits to support their life-saving programs.
Thanks to your donation, our charity partners will be able to serve more beneficiaries, providing them with easy access to top medical facilities as well as financial assistance to help cover the costs of their treatments, doctor consultations, hospital fees, medications, and other essential health care services. Other beneficiaries get to receive free breast cancer screening and prevention and education services.
You’ll reap great rewards for your donation. Expect to receive by mail the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car a few weeks after its sale. Using this receipt, you can then claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
You also need not worry about how to dispose of your unwanted vehicle since we will provide you with our pickup and towing service wherever you’re located in the country at no cost to you. We will coordinate with a professional towing company in your area to haul your vehicle away at a date, time, and place most convenient for you.
The best reward you’ll get, however, is experiencing the joy and satisfaction of giving something that will help save lives.
You can donate not just a car but also almost any other type of vehicle. Regardless of your vehicle’s physical state or working condition, we’ll gladly take it off your hands for free.
For more information, including our quick and easy donation process, check out our FAQs page. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-540-5069 or message us here.
Use Your Beater to Fight Breast Cancer Today!
Are you ready to turn your rundown car into a weapon to fight breast cancer? Hand it over to Breast Cancer Car Donations today! Call us at 866-540-5069 or fill out our secure online donation form now!