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Driving Safety: How to Navigate Car Trouble
on the Highway



Car Trouble

Unexpected car troubles are inevitable, and sometimes even happen at the most inconvenient times. Take a few minutes and review the simple suggestions below that will help make car trouble on the road a much more manageable experience.

  • Use your indicator to signal your intentions. Then slow down and pull off to the side of the road.

  • Turn on your emergency flashers and, at night, interior light.

  • Place one flare or warning device just behind the vehicle and another at least 300 feet back.

  • Return to your vehicle, buckle up and sit tight - unless you’re in a particularly risky spot, like a curve or the crest of a hill. In that case, get out of the car and away from traffic.

  • As a 21st Century Insurance policyholder, your vehicles are automatically protected with 21st Roadside Assistance, so this would be a good time to call (800) 439-5587.

While you can’t predict when car trouble will occur, you can be prepared to handle it when and if it happens. And to make sure you have all bases covered get an auto insurance quote with 21st Century Insurance and see how we provide the same great coverage for less.

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