If your car breaks down at anytime, anywhere on the island of Ireland, then call 01 832 8358 for help. Here are some things to keep in mind:
If you’re driving along when your car feels like it’s about to break down, get over to the left-hand shoulder of the road as soon as possible, especially if you’re on a motorway or dual carriageway.
Try to coast along the shoulder until you’re away from any bends in the road behind you. This gives other drivers time to see you and will help when you are ready to set off again.
Roll down the window on the driver’s side, hang out a white cloth or piece of paper, and roll the window back up to secure it in place: This alerts other drivers that your vehicle is in trouble and that they should drive around you.
Turn on your hazard lights and put the interior light on so that you’re more visible. If the engine is operable, keep it running so that you don’t run the battery down.
If it’s night time, quickly place warning lights or reflective markers about six feet behind the vehicle to alert traffic, and then get back in the car. If you don’t have lights or markers, either turn on the interior lights manually or leave the car door that’s away from traffic open so that the interior lights stay on.
If you get a flat tyre, don’t change it unless you can get to the side of the road and the tyre is on the side of the car that’s safely away from traffic.
If you think there is a danger of being hit by another vehicle, put your hazard lights on and you and your passengers should get out of the car and keep clear of the traffic. Make sure passengers leave the car by the left hand side to avoid other traffic.