As the parent of a young teen driver, you’ve got lots on your mind every time your family’s new driver asks for the car keys. While you’re ever-hopeful that all of the training, practice, and mantras of “don’t text and drive” will be remembered when your loved one is behind the wheel, there are some things that come with driving that you just can’t prevent. Although you can’t predict when/if it will be needed, providing your child with specific contact information regarding emergency roadside assistance will give you a peace of mind even if you're still waiting up to hear the car pull up!
One of the most common roadside breakdowns is a flat tire, but it is not something they teach you how to fix in Driver’s Ed. The thought of your teenager getting stranded with a flat tire can be unnerving, and the task of trying to change a tire becomes much more difficult without a second helping hand, especially on a dark, busy road. Fortunately, emergency roadside assistance can offer tire change services that will give you peace of mind. With this service, a technician will be sent out to replace a tire with a spare while your teen waits safely in the car. No spare? No worries. They’ll tow the vehicle and your child to the nearest shop, and out of harm’s way.
It’s wise to remind your teen never to leave the car running unattended and to always lock the car from the outside. However, sometimes with a cellphone, fast food snack, and/or a purse in hand it’s easy to lock the keys in the car! It’s good to know that someone can come and unlock the door before your panicked teen tries to pick the lock or shatter a window. Emergency roadside assistance with lockout services can be essential to keeping your teen safe if they are locked out of their car in inclement weather. It can also save gas if the keys are locked in a running car. With this service, they’ll have a professional sent to them to unlock the vehicle from the outside without causing any damage to the car.