Have you ever been driving down the road when suddenly, you break down? Whether you have a tire blow out, your engine overheat, or any other mechanical issue, it can be stressful and scary to have your car break down. Don’t worry! Our Orlando Toyota service techs are here to help. Handling a breakdown isn’t the easiest thing in the world, but we can take a lot of the confusion and stress out of the equation to make your life easier!
Don’t let a car break down ruin your day!
The first thing to remember when your car breaks down is that you want to get OFF the road and out of the way of oncoming traffic. Our Orlando Toyota service techs recommend looking for a clear, even patch of grass or dirt on the side of the road – avoid sand, hills, and any other surface that might pose a problem to you bringing your car safely to a stop. You should use your turn signals to indicate your movements, and our Toyota Service Center also recommends using your hazard lights to let other drivers know you have a problem and you’re pulling off the road.
Next, put your car in park (once you’re clear of oncoming traffic and in a safe spot). Leave your hazards on; this will help alert other driver’s to the fact that you’re on the side of the road so they steer clear. Note: if your car is ever on fire, you need to evacuate it immediately! Don’t try to put the fire out; just get you and your passengers out and put a safe distance in between you and the vehicle. If it’s all clear, our Orlando Toyota Service Center recommends staying inside the car so you’re not in danger from oncoming traffic.
Now it’s time to call for help! You’ll want to call a tow truck and get your ride brought into the Toyota of Orlando Service Center. It might take a while for a tow to arrive, so be patient – if your car has broken down you don’t want to attempt to drive it anywhere, as it can make the problem worse (and more expensive and timely to repair). You can take a peek under the hood, too, but if you’re unsure about DIY auto repairs then wait for help to arrive.
Our Orlando Toyota Service techs can get you back on the road ASAP
Finally, bring your ride in for affordable Orlando auto service! You can’t drive it if it’s broken down, and even if you had something as simple as a tire blowout you still want our techs to take a peek and make sure everything is in working order. We can do it quickly and affordably, so why put it off? Come visit us!
Our Toyota Service Center in Orlando is open seven days a week at 3575 Vineland Road, just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall. Give us a call today at (866) 945-0493 to get more information and schedule your appointment – we can get you back on the road in no time!