There are many things that can happen while you’re driving that might leave you stuck in a parking lot or on the side of the road. Luckily, the majority of these situations are minor roadside emergencies that can be planned for and handled with minimal stress and inconvenience – provided you have a plan! You can’t plan for every possible situation, but the most common roadside challenges are easy to navigate. Here are some tips for planning for roadside emergencies from your Columbus Area Honda and Toyota dealer:
Keep Phone Numbers in your Car
These days, everyone seems to have a cell phone with a contact list built in. It’s still a good idea to keep a list of phone numbers in your car in case your phone battery dies or is lost just when you need your contact list! Add your insurance agent, towing companies, roadside assistance plan information if you have one, and Buckeye Honda (1-866-822-7485) and Toyota’s (1-866-698-2709) service center to the list of numbers just in case.
When you buy a new car, many times a roadside assistance plan is offered for so many miles or months. Car insurance plans may also include roadside assistance as do some credit cards or a national roadside membership. If you don’t have roadside assistance coverage under any of these options, consider buying a roadside assistance plan. The Business Managers at Buckeye Honda and Buckeye Toyota can help make this process easy with one of our roadside assistance programs.
Keep Access to Cash
If you need to be towed, have gas delivered, or help changing a tire – chances are you need to pay a service provider to help you out. If you have a roadside assistance plan, these are probably included as part of the plan coverage. If you don’t, you will want to have access to cash for these minor emergencies whether it is an envelope of cash hidden under your seat or a credit card.