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How To Keep Breakdowns From Becoming Disasters

Sonora, CA — There´s never a good time for a vehicle to break down, but car trouble should be a minor inconvenience rather than a dangerous disaster.

AAA of Northern California is offering Mother Lode residents suggestions about how to make the best of a breakdown.

Officials say by following a few simple guidelines, you can ensure that assistance will arrive as quickly as possible, and that you will stay safe until it does.

First, note your vehicle´s location, second, assess the vehicle´s operating problem and then pull off the road.

Drivers should always carry a cell phone, flares or reflectors, jumper cables, a tire pressure gauge, a flashlight, drinking water, snacks and a blanket in case conditions are extreme.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh