In the instance of a truck breakdown, it can be difficult establishing what your next move should be. Depending on your circumstances, you may be travelling home, completing a workplace assignment or simply completing routine everyday tasks. Regardless of the context, there are plenty of notable do’s and don’ts to consider, with a truck maintenance team one of the first organisations to turn to. Transcare are recognised as an industry leader, covering a large part of the country with efficient and fast breakdown recovery or fleet management. Well-versed when it comes to identifying, solving and repairing mechanical faults and all manner of common to rare vehicle issues, we provide valuable knowhow.
Read on for practical advice for what to do in the instance of a breakdown, with tips as varied as road placement to avoiding dangerous repercussions of DIY truck servicing .
The very worst thing you can do in the instance of a truck breakdown is panic, and with plenty of hazards present within a busy road, you should act logically and avoid making spontaneous decisions. Best practice is always to pull into a quieter road if you have time to do so, and move left onto the shoulder if you’re driving on the motorway, making sure you stop as far left as possible. You can then activate your hazard lights and have a chance to calm down.
Of course, all breakdowns are likely to be different, with road conditions, vehicle type and all manner of other factors playing a part. React accordingly to the situation by accounting for the circumstances. One example of this is breaking down following a sharp junction. In this case you may want to place your warning triangle some way before the junction to warn other road users. Utilise your common sense to avoid further harm.
Contact Emergency Assistance
Emergency assistance is important when your vehicle suffers a breakdown, and diagnosing the problem with your vehicle early on can avoid expense or even further damage to the inner-workings of your truck. Over 25 years of experience, top-quality tools and appliances as well as a knowledge of the very best modern repair practices make Transcare the reliable choice. Call 01773 832697 to discuss your truck repair and truck servicing needs.
Don’t Attempt DIY Repairs
Though you may fancy yourself as a makeshift mechanic, the unpredictability of vehicles can make them a nightmare to fix for those who are inexperienced. Attempting a roadside fix may be unsafe due to other vehicles as well as harmful substances such as hot oil and heavy parts.
Mobile truck repair facilities overseen by experienced specialists ensure that you or your employees will be back on the road in no time, quickly and efficiently resolving mechanical faults, unforeseen issues and a variety of common problems. Transcare are well-versed in servicing, repairs and maintenance for a selection of vehicles, with all make and models accounted for. Areas covered for fleet management include Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you require an emergency 24/7 callout.