In Spalding, Lincolnshire
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Kents of Spalding Ltd provides breakdown assistance and recovery service for vehicles in the Lincolnshire area. We are well established and professional, providing a full range of recovery services.
Kents of Spalding Ltd are breakdown recovery specialists. We have developed an excellent business reputation throughout the Spalding, Lincolnshire area with our prompt and reliable commercial vehicles and car recovery services.
We have a renowned trust due to our impeccable standards 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have built up our reputation over the last 40 years through personal recommendations from many satisfied customers.
What should I do if I break down?
Breaking down can potentially be very dangerous. Firstly, you must make sure you are in a safe place. If possible, it is best to try and get your vehicle off the road once you've moved your vehicle to a safe place, pop on the hazard warning lights (and if it's dark out, keep the sidelights on too), and call recovery services.
While waiting for recovery vehicles, it is essential to stay as far away from moving traffic.
It is safest to leave any belongings and animals behind, exit your car (preferably using the doors that face away from passing traffic), and wait behind a barrier.
If you have any reflective or bright clothing, it is recommended that you wear it so that you're easily seen.
Carriageways and Motorways
Motorways are one of the most dangerous places for a breakdown to occur because of the number of cars and the high speeds at which people travel.
The hard shoulder is only for emergencies and must only be used if no other options are available.
If you cannot turn off at the nearest exit and your vehicle has suffered a failure, then make sure you stop as far left as possible to ensure you're keeping a maximum distance from the oncoming traffic.
Direct your wheels turned toward the left to prevent rolling and turn on your hazard warning lights.
You will then need to contact your breakdown cover provider by either mobile or emergency roadside telephone.
It is vital that you do not attempt to make any repairs yourself and wait safely away from your car for roadside assistance to reach you.
What if I can not get onto the hard shoulder?
If you have broken down, the vehicle can no longer be driven, and you find yourself unable to reach the hard shoulder, then this is a perilous position to be in, and you should ensure that you proceed with caution.
You must switch on your hazard warning lights immediately and only leave your vehicle if you can see a safe opportunity to do so.
Otherwise, stay inside with your seatbelt on and make sure you've activated the hazard lights. You must then call emergency services and your breakdown cover provider for roadside assistance.
On quieter roads
Although it may be slightly daunting to break down on a quiet country lane, it is actually amongst one of the safer places to break down, although, of course, still potentially dangerous.
If you've found yourself with a broken-down vehicle on a quiet road, then the first thing you need to do is turn on your hazard warning lights.
You should then put on any reflective or bright clothing that you have to become visible to potential passing vehicles.
If your car is in a vulnerable position for a potential collision with other road users, make sure to get all passengers out and to safety.
If possible, put a warning triangle up on the same side of the road about 50 yards behind your vehicle; this gives other road users time to prepare. It would be best if you then phoned your breakdown cover provider.
What if I don't have breakdown cover?
If you do not have a breakdown cover policy and you've experienced a vehicle failure, then you have a few possible options.
Your first option is to call a local garage, which will typically charge you a call-out fee, on top of extra charges for each mile they tow you. A garage vehicle recovery can end up being very expensive and bothersome, particularly if you are unaware of your location.
Another option, if you cannot locate a garage, is to contact the highways agency, who will tow your vehicle to a local garage. The charge for this unplanned service has escalated significantly over the years and can be extremely expensive.
If you're without cover, breakdown recovery is going to be a costly affair. If you ever need repairs or towing, it is hugely beneficial to make sure you have cover in advance.
Are you looking for Breakdown Recovery in Lincolnshire? We go the extra mile for all our customers, and our recovery breakdown rates are very competitive.
Give us a call today on 01775 725 096, or alternatively, please complete our contact form, and our friendly team will be happy to respond to your query.