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7 Times You Should Pull Your Car Over

When pulling over to the side of the road is a matter of safety

AAMCO Overland Park, KS  | 10/18/2015
Auto Repair & Maintenance Car Comfort & Safety Tips


7 Times You Should Pull Your Car Over 
Getting to your destination quickly is what we all hope for. There are some times when pulling over to the side of the road is a matter of safety, here are 7 important reasons to pull over:

1. When Visibility is Poor
If the weather calls for rain, snow, fog or hail, and you are having a very hard time seeing where you are going because of the precipitation,  simply pull over when it is safe and wait it out for a while until the visibility improves. Driving in poor visibility is something to surely avoid.
2. A Medical Emergency        
If you or one of your passengers has an unexpected medical emergency, a heart attack, they are choking, a seizure, etc. Pulling over right away and calling 911 is the best thing you can do.
3. Something You Need is Out of Reach
If you happened to drop your phone, sunglasses, etc. and aren’t reach them, do NOT lean over to grab the item while driving. Pulling over to retrieve the item is the safest thing to do.
4. Children are Distracting You
Children can make paying attention while driving additionally difficult. If the child, or children, can’t sit still, are overly energetic,  or upset, it’s best to pull the car over to them calm down a bit.
5. An Emergency Vehicle’s Lights and Sirens
Being prepared and alert to pull over at any given moment is important if you hear an emergency siren or see the veh8cle’s flashing lights. It’s important to be ready to stop when an emergency vehicle is on the road with you.
6. You are Having Car Trouble
If your vehicle suddenly has an issue like making loud noises or isn’t handling well, it’s crucial that you pull over and have your car towed to an auto repair center as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your vehicle.
7. Your Engine Starts Smoking
When your engine starts smoking, it’s usually a sign that you may need auto repair. Driving any further or even to your auto repair shop can often be dangerous. Pulling over and calling for a tow truck will help to avoid damaging your vehicle. 
Call AAMCO Overland Park today if your vehicle is exhibiting any drivability issues. Stop in or make a convenient appointment and we’ll get you back on the road safely.
 

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