Have you ever been behind the wheel of your new Toyota in Orlando and had a car emergency occur? It happens, and unfortunately you can’t predict when one is going to occur. However, we think we may have some information that can help you at least proactively prepare for a car emergency before it happens, which will allow you to react more efficiently when the going gets tough! Let’s get right into it – there are a lot of “what-ifs” that can occur when you’re behind the wheel of your Orlando Toyota, so we’ll get started!
Prep yourself for emergencies in your new Toyota
Car fire: Having a car fire in your new Toyota in Orlando is extremely dangerous. If you see smoke coming from your vehicle, you should immediately pull over and get everyone out of the car as fast as possible. Make sure you get clear of it as well, and don’t try to put the fire out yourself – the fuel tank can ignite in seconds, which can cause a dangerous explosion. Call 911 and let the professionals deal with it!
Driving into water: It’s also a tricky, dangerous situation when you find yourself trapped in your new Toyota in rising water. The best steps to take here are to evacuate – if you can’t open your doors, then try to escape through your sunroof or windows. If the water is too deep, you’ll have to wait until your Orlando Toyota is completely submerged in the water and the pressure has equalized inside the car to push the door open and swim out. Use the air pockets that will exist near the ceiling to catch your breath until you can escape!
Be proactive about your safety when driving your Orlando Toyota!
Brake failure: Although you may stay on top of your brake service, brake failures can still occur. If you feel the brakes in your new Toyota in Orlando go out, then immediately take your foot off of the gas and downshift if you’re in a manual. You should steer for the side of the road and then when you’ve slowed a bit, you can pull the emergency brake to give yourself some traction and come to a stop!
Fog: We don’t see TOO much fog here in Central Florida, but there are patches of it from time to time that can completely obstruct your vision. If it’s too bad, then pull over and wait for it to clear up. Otherwise, you should put your headlights on and used your windshield wipers to give yourself better visibility. You can also turn off the radio and roll down your windows so you can hear other drivers, and use the center line to guide yourself slowly out of the fog!
Want more tips on car safety and common car emergencies? Come on down and see us – we’re at 3575 Vineland Road, just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall. We’re open seven days a week so there’s always a good time to swing through – come see all of our new Toyota in Central Florida and the incredible safety features that come with them!