As unpleasant and unexpected vehicle breakdowns and mechanical mishaps are, they are simply a part of owning and driving a vehicle. It is of vital importance that you know the safety procedures should you have to wait for a tow truck, and know how to be prepared once it does arrive. At Jim’s Towing, we are ready to service you and provide roadside assistance Vancouver at any point of the day.

Ensure Optimal Safety

If you have been involved in an accident, your top priority should be ensuring that you and your passengers are safe. If anyone is injured or feeling unwell, make sure to contact emergency services right away.

Is Your Car Smoking?

If your car is smoking, it’s important to be able to identify the causes of the smoke by it’s colour so you can take appropriate measures. White smoke signifies a water leak. Park your car to avoid overheating the engine. Thin dark smoke or an odd smell signifies a burning, leaking belt of dripping fluids. Thick dark smoke signifies a gas leak or an engine that is on fire. In this case, park your car in a safe place and exit the car immediately.

Find a Safely-Distant Parking Spot

First and foremost, make sure your car isn’t blocking oncoming traffic or lanes on the highway. Try to move your vehicle away from traffic and if you can’t, turn on your hazard lights and set up cones.

Prepare Identification

Make sure to have your license, registration and other required identification ready and on-hand for when roadside assistance arrives. This will save you time and make our team’s job quicker and easier.

Consolidate Your Belongings

Another way you can make the process easier for everyone involved is by gathering all of the belongings from your vehicle, as the tow team will need to tow your vehicle as soon as possible. This can include important documentation, valuable items, wallets, keys and electronics.

Jim’s Towing provides you with the best New West, Burnaby and Vancouver roadside assistance – get in touch with us to learn more!