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Car Breakdown On A Highway?

Every year more and more Englishmen are taking the road for travelling to distant places. In fact, in certain areas such as Gloucester, road travel is the most favourite mode of travel but very few people prepare for any adverse circumstance before undertaking a long journey. We have discussed one such adverse circumstance in this article.


Towing in Gloucester or anywhere else is a very basic service for moving vehicles. It involves tying one vehicle to another and pulling the dead one with the help of the active one. Towing can be done with the help of motorized vehicle as well as non-motorized vehicles. For example, in poor countries people still tow stranded vehicles with the help of animals. However, road safety standards in developed countries mandates that only authorized and motorized vehicles should be used for towing. A tractor is the simplest vehicle that is used for towing.

Road side repair is another essential service that can save a lot of time for people whose car has broken down. Road side service is based on the concept of bringing the garage to your car. In case of a breakdown while you are on the middle of a highway, you have got two options. You can either call a towing service or tow your car to the nearest garage or you can call a road side service provider, who will fix your vehicle on the spot. Road side service is not only time saving but it is cheaper because if you call a road side service provider then you save money on the towing part. However good roadside service may be, it has got some limitations. A road side service provider cannot fix major engine problems. Hence, depending up on the severity of the breakdown, you will have to decide on whom to call.

Since both towing and road side service will take some time, we suggest that you should always carry some essential items with you in your car. Things such as water, sleeping bag, some food and communication devices prove to be live saving if you are stranded in the middle of a highway and the help will take at least 3 to 4 hours to reach you.UK highway safety association has recommended a list of 40 necessary items that you should always have when you are travelling long distance. We recommend that you should read the list sincerely before undertaking a long drive.