As the number of vehicles on Papua New Guinea roads continues to rise, it's safe to say that the amount of breakdowns also increases. Breakdowns can occur at any time of the day or night, often without warning, highlighting the importance of being prepared.
Vehicle technology is constantly improving, but this doesn't mean you are immune to breakdowns if you drive a new car. So, if you encounter a breakdown along Spring Garden Road or any other main street in the country, what is your next step?
Get to safety
If you believe there is an issue with your vehicle, it is vital to pull over to the left hand side of the road as quickly as possible. Not only does this allow traffic to continue to flow, but it gives you space to inspect your vehicle.
When you are off the road, remember to put your emergency brake on as well as your hazard lights to alert other drivers to the situation. Of course, if you are driving at night, it might be better to turn on the internal vehicle lights to ensure people don't mistake your vehicle as moving.
Reach out for help
Depending on when the breakdown occurs, you'll need to ensure you and your vehicle are safe. During the day, it is recommended to call your car dealer (depending on the make) or call a friend to assist you in towing the vehicle to safe place.
At night, you should try to arrange a security company to protect your vehicle. There is a chance that you could return to further damage, parts removal or the vehicle stolen, if you don't make plans overnight.
Get car insurance
Breakdowns can severely delay your life, particularly if you use your vehicle to drop the kids at school or get to work. As such, our team at Trans Pacific Assurance Limited want to ensure your vehicle is always up to the job.
As cars are susceptible to a variety of risks including accidents and theft, it is important to protect your vehicle with car insurance. Not only does this protect your savings and yourself, it offers you peace of mind that vehicles issues are covered by your unique policy.
For more information about Papua New Guinea car insurance, contact our expert team today.