Solutions to Common Car Troubles Include Roadside Assistance and a Locksmith

Solutions to Common Car Troubles Include Roadside Assistance and a Locksmith

As adult drivers (or even as teenage drivers) many of us have gone through the same common mistakes or incidents that make us more mature and responsible adults. The more we learn to cope with unexpected situations, the better drivers we become. Learning how to do that can be helped partly with driver’s education classes as teenagers, learning from friends and family members mistakes, and of course, making our own mistakes. Sometimes it is not our fault, but we still become better because of it. Here are some of the most common car troubles and potential solutions for each, so you can be your most prepared version of yourself possible.

Flat tire

This can happen for almost an infinite number of reasons, but few of them are within our control. Regular tire rotations, buying new tires after a certain number of miles, and driving carefully around items in the road can all help prevent a flat tire.  But there is virtually nothing that can prevent you driving over a nail and getting a flat tire. If you know how to change a tire, then keeping all of the equipment in the back of your car is all you need to do. A jack and a spare tire will have you back on the road in no time. If you do not know how to change your own tire, you are going to need some type of roadside assistance membership so you can call them to come and change it for you. However, you will still need either a spare tire or a doughnut tire for them to put back on the car, so make sure one of those is in the car at all times as well.

Locked out

This happens less and less frequently, and especially not as often with newer models. Because we typically lock the car nowadays with a fob, it is almost impossible to lock the keys in the car. Note that I said almost impossible. It is still entirely possible to leave the keys sitting on the seat and manually push the lock down. It is also very likely in older models where a fob is not even an issue. People lock their keys in those cars all the time. In this instance, you either need to be able to call someone to bring you a spare key or you need to call a locksmith. There are certain times of the day when the only person you are going to want to call is a 24 hour locksmith, because you do not necessarily want to wake someone up to come and bring you a key. Perhaps you never gave your spare key to anyone and it is locked in your house, because your house key is now locked in your car. In these cases, only a 24 hour locksmith will be able to get the job done for you.

These might seem like minor frustrations but how we are prepared to handle them and how we actually handle them say a lot about the kinds of drivers we are.

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