Car and Vehicle Breakdowns

As motorists, we rely on out vehicles to get us wherever it is we want to get to, whether that's to visit our friends, go to work or the shops, or to set off on our holidays. It can be therefore be incredibly frustrating when our cars break down, leaving us stranded at the side of the road.

One of the best ways to avoid breakdowns is to keep your car in good running condition, making sure that you maintain and service it regularly. It can also be handy to learn a few tips and tricks to get your car going again, for example, if you have a flooded engine or a flat tyre.

If you do break down, it's essential that you know how to deal with the situation in a safe manner, whether you're on a motorway, dual carriageway or a country road. All three types of road present their own set of risks, from high-speed, high-volume traffic on the motorway to twisty, narrow lanes with little visibility in the countryside. In this section, you'll find a guide to dealing with all these conditions, to make sure that you can summon assistance, get your car mended and be safely on your way as soon as possible.

If your car does break down and you are unable to get it started again, it's reassuring to know that help is never very far away, with a range of companies such as AA, RAC and Green Flag offering breakdown services, either using their own dedicated patrols, or through a national network of independent recovery agents and garages. You can learn more about the range of service these companies offer, along with advice on how to choose the right package options for your needs.

Avoiding Breakdowns
Some quick and easy ways to help prevent your car from breaking down ...
Solutions to Common Problems
Tips and advice to help get you home if you your car breaks down ...
Breakdowns on the Motorway
If you are unlucky enough to break down whilst on the motorway, this easy to follow advice will help keep to you safe ...
Safety on the Hard Shoulder
The hard shoulder of a motorway is one of the most dangerous places for motorists to breakdown; stay safe by using these tips ...
Breakdowns on Dual Carriageways
A breakdown on a dual carriageway can be just as dangerous as one on a motorway. Find out what steps you'll need to take to stay safe ...
Breakdowns on Secluded Roads
Learn how to stay out of harm's way if you break down on a country lane or secluded road ...
Breakdown Cover
Don't get stranded when your car breaks down; help is at hand with breakdown insurance companies such as the AA, Green Flag and RAC ...