A “Carmsel” in Distress

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Driving is necessary for most people; however, the activity can sometimes be very inconveniencing. Case in point; assume you just dressed up for an interview or a hot date with someone lovely, only for one of your tires to go flat on you on your way to the rendezvous point. You’ll be screwed in various ways. You’ll have to get your hands dirty if you are going to change the tire by yourself, plus, you’ll likely mess up your carefully chosen outfit, and you are likely to perspire so your sweet smell will be kind of tainted. And, things will be twice as bad if you happen to be a lady. Having a backup plan for such moments is crucial.

Well, if you are lucky, you’ll never get a puncture while driving to an important event. Trust me, there are people who never experience these things despite the fact that they are not kings or queens or that special. They are just ordinary people like you and me who drive often to their destinations. Nonetheless, to some of us, not only does the tire decide to get a puncture at the most crucial of moments but also the engine may start acting up in the middle of nowhere.

It is wise to have a breakdown service company that will help you when you find yourself stuck in the middle of nowhere; one of those instances when your car decides to misbehave and you haven’t seen a gas station for miles. Choosing such a company is not easy since you need one that helps their customers at the blink of an eye. Go for a company that will have you insured. I mean, it is better to have a company that will both rescue you when you are stuck in the desert and that will take care of any damages your car undergoes. The response time is crucial. When you are in the middle of nowhere and getting late for an appointment or date, you will appreciate it when the help you desperately need arrives the soonest possible.

Having an insurance company that will take care of any damages your car suffers is wise in case of any accidents. However, that does not guarantee you will not get accidents, and neither is that a green light for you to be careless since you know you are covered. Remember, if an accident is your fault, you are on your own. Therefore, you don’t want to upset the wrong kind of people.

You don’t need to be reminded about this but you should always have your phone with you. Not so that you can Google whenever you want or play a game whenever you feel like but because a phone is a very important item to always, have on you. Your phone connects you to the rest of the world. Yes, there are numbers that you don’t need and never call. Delete most of them because if you rarely call and if they never call, chances are that you are history to each other; worst of all, an insignificant history. People rarely forget things that are meaningful to them.

One of the numbers you should have on speed dial is the one for the breakdown service company. When you are stuck in the middle of nowhere, you have two choices; either leave the car behind or stay and watch it. I don’t think you’d like the latter option very much when you have somewhere important to be. Nonetheless, having the right number can take you out of trouble fast.

Do your homework when selecting a service company that provides breakdown services. You need a company that is reliable, punctual, and above all, that cares for you and your vehicle. Something with a good reputation is priceless since, in a way, we are also talking about your life here. Consider all the services the company is offering and determine whether they are useful to you. If a company is not that important to you, then there is no need overlooking the important ones for it.

Published by Kidal Delonix (918 Posts)

Kidal Delonix is a contributor to Mr. Hoffman's blog. The views and opinions are entirely his/her own and may not reflect Mr Hoffman's views.

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