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Car Trouble? 5 Ways to Stay Stress-Free

Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 4:50PM

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Whether it’s heavy traffic or an unknown engine issue, we know that life on the road can be unexpected—and stressful.

Fortunately, you don’t need to let the stress get the best of you. In today’s blog, we will be sharing a few easy ways to handle car trouble and other on-the-road events with ease. Take a look.

Check the owner’s manual

When in doubt, check the owner’s manual first! It’s easy to hear an unfamiliar noise or see the “check engine” light and start to panic, but so often the issue is a simple one to fix or diagnose. Save yourself the time (and worry) by finding the facts first, then going from there.

Focus on the “here and now”

When you run into unexpected trouble with your car (maybe it won’t start, or you’ve had a small accident on the road) you might find your mind making leaps and thinking about all that happens next: missing work, filing a claim, and beyond.

It’s all too tempting to lose track of the present moment, but try to focus on the “here and now” of your situation instead. Those matters can be taken care of later—the most important thing is that you are safe and taking any necessary measures to fix the problem at hand.

Safety first

Speaking of safety, find a safe spot to wait as you sort out your situation. It’s hard to remain calm as you have the sights and sounds of moving traffic whirring by you, so in the event of an accident or break-down be sure to move away from the road toward a safe and secure spot.

Find your way to relax

Once you’re safe, what do you next? Find your own personal way to relax! Whether it’s chewing gum, listening to music, or even practicing some breathing exercises, anything that works for you is worth trying!

Prepare for next time

Of course, the best way to relieve stress on the road: enlist the help of a service team you can count on! In addition to other emergency numbers (and people you may want to contact for a ride, etc.), add Arrow Service & Towing to your contact list for unexpected events on the road.

Whether you need help diagnosing an issue, or simply have to have your car towed, Arrow will be there to work it out.


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