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What to Do When Your Car Breaks Down

Breaking down whilst driving is perhaps every motorist’s worst nightmare – particularly if it’s on a motorway. But unfortunately, there’s every chance it could happen to you, and you’ll need to make sure you’ve got a backup plan if it ever does.

Regular MOT and service in Bolton

The best way to deal with the situation is to avoid it altogether. And the easiest way to achieve that is by taking your vehicle for regular MOT and service testing. If there’s a fault with your car, you might not realise until you’re in the middle of the road and your car breaks down. Taking your car for regular checks, diagnoses and services ensures that these problems can be detected and sorted out well in advance of any breakdown.

What to do if you break down

Regardless of how careful you are, there’s always a chance you could break down unexpectedly. The first thing you should do in this situation is keep calm. Put your hazard lights on, and if you’re in a position to move your car off the road, do so.

If you’re on a motorway, then head on over to the hard shoulder. If there’s nowhere for you to pull over, gradually reduce your speed and make it clear that other motorists should overtake you where possible.

Once you’ve gotten yourself to a safe stop, you then need to think about getting some assistance. Luckily we’ll be around to help get you back to where you need to be.

Auto repair mechanic in Bolton

If you’ve broken down within 15 miles of our car repair garage in Bolton, you’ll be happy to hear that we’ll come and pick you up and drop you off again completely for free. That’ll certainly take your mind off being stuck in a ditch on the motorway.

Not sure where you are in relation to us? If you’ve broken down within the green circle on this map, then we’ve got you covered.

That’s all of Bolton, Blackburn, Leigh, Wigan, Chorley, Darwen, Rochdale and a fair chunk of Manchester.

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