It’s never fun when your car breaks down, and when it breaks in the middle of the night, it can be particularly stressful. However, there are a few things you can do to be prepared should your car run out of gas, blow a flat, or simply stop running on the side of the road. Today, we’ll take a look at some simple ways you can prepare for the worst.


Know Your Options

If you’re going to be out on the road late at night, find out which towing companies offer a 24-hour towing service. Program their number into your phone since you may not always be able to access the internet along the road. That way, you’ll be ready in the event that your car breaks down in an area without good data service.


Wait Somewhere Safe

If your car simply stalled or blew a tire, wait inside the car until the tow truck arrives. Waiting on the side of the road is dangerous, particularly at night. Motorists may not notice a person standing on the side of an unlit road, but they should be able to see your car. If the worst should happen, and your car is hit by a motorist, you’ll at least be somewhat protected.


Only Trust An Expert

Towing the car yourself or having a friend tow it for you may seem like a good idea, but it can lead to more damage. Certain cars require certain towing techniques, otherwise, you run the risk of damaging the transmission. At Black Lake Towing, our drivers will ask you what kind of car you drive so that they can tow it without causing more damage.


If you ever need an emergency tow in Olympia or Thurston County, contact Black Lake Towing. Our clean trucks will come get your car anytime, day or night.