With regular maintenance you can keep problems with your vehicle to a minimum, but sometimes breakdowns are unavoidable. When this happens, it’s important to be prepared so you can get back on the road as quickly and as safely as possible. We’ve put together some breakdown tips so you know what to do should your car ever fail you when you’re out and about.
If your car breaks down on a road other than a motorway:
If your car breaks down on a motorway:
What to do when re-joining the carriageway:
Build up your speed on the hard shoulder and watch for a safe gap in the traffic before rejoining. Signal clearly and keep checking in your mirrors. Other vehicles may be on the hard shoulder so bear this in mind before you start.
What to do when there's no hard shoulder: