What to Do if You Break Down in the Dark

27 Jun What to Do if You Break Down in the Dark

Breaking down in the daytime can be a scary and unfortunate situation, but it can be even more stressful if it happens at night time.

Tiger Towing suggests these tips to help you stay safe and get out of the dark if you ever find yourself broken down at night.


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Get to a safe place

Like any breakdown, get your car and yourself out of the way of any traffic that could possibly not see you in the dark. If your car is not running, put it in neutral and push it onto the shoulder of the road as far away from traffic as possible.

Road Flares

Road flares are universally understood emergency distress signals. They can be used to create a “safety zone” around your stalled vehicle. They work in all weather conditions, can be seen from afar and can be easily purchased at your local hardware store or supercenter. 


The same concept as flares, reflectors guide traffic away from your breakdown at night and alert others that you are in trouble. Reflectors come in many shapes and sizes and some are even collapsable for easy storage and portability so you can carry them at all times in case of an emergency.

Call Tiger Towing

In the event of a breakdown, Tiger Towing is there to help. Conveniently open 24 hours, we are just a phone call away from helping you out of a tough situation. Keep our number handy in your car.

Call insurance

While in a safe area, check to see if your insurance covers emergency roadside assistance or if you’ll need money to cover the costs of towing and/or repairs. If you don’t have money on you, call a trusted person that you know will help you and that you can pay back.

Keep an emergency kit handy

It is always wise to keep a few items in your car just in case. Consider: Jumper cables, flares or reflectors, towing number (573) 449-3754, cell phone charger, snacks and a blanket.

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