When it comes to taking care of you and your car, there are a couple of numbers that you should have within easy reach in your phone. Obviously, we don’t like to think of the worst happening but sometimes circumstances are out of our control, and it helps if we know who we need to contact when things go wrong.
If you have a relatively new car, and you are still under warranty from the garage which you purchased the motor from, you can call for almost anything that goes wrong with the car. Unless it is something that you have contributed towards like an accident or mistreatment of the vehicle. So, keep the contact details of the dealer and the dealership in the car and in your phone at all times.
Another phone number that you should have handy is that of a mechanics. Not all mechanics are the same, and you’ll find that you will have a preference. Some have more extended opening hours, some have cheaper labor prices and others excel in providing an excellent service. It is a very personal choice and something that you can only usually find out with trial and error. Get your car serviced and detailed at a few different places, ask friends for recommendations and use the internet to help you find the best person for the job.
Your insurance company is essential to have on your phone. Most companies have their own mobile app, that makes things like checking your policy and reporting an accident easier than it has ever been. Put the telephone number into your phone contacts and keep a copy of the policy in your glove box too.
Ideally, you’ll never need any of the following numbers but they are hand to have should you ever find yourself in certain situations. The name for an injury lawyer, if you are ever in an accident that is not your fault, you’ll be glad you’ve got someone to help. Although you shouldn’t ever need this one, a DUI lawyer can help you if you find yourself in a sticky situation.
If you see someone else has had an accident or needs help on a stretch of road that you were unable to pull over on, when it is safe to do so, stop your car and make a number of phone calls. The chances are the local services are already aware of the situation, but sometimes it is better to make the calls anyway. If you suspect someone is hurt, it is better to call your national emergency number, as well as any local authorities you have in the area. Although it is unlike it isn’t unheard of for people to fake an accident to get drivers to pull over and then steal their cars. So whenever possible don’t get out the car to help, instead call the services that are designed to do so.
Set up the ICE on your phone. If you are in an accident, it will be quicker for the emergency services to get in touch with your emergency contact quickly and they can get any information they need about you before they treat you. This is even more important to have if you have any medical conditions.