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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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What To Do When Your Car Breaks Down; Advice From AAA

It's easy to panic when you're stranded by the side of the road after your car breaks down or you're late for an early morning meeting and it just won't start. Helping you keep your cool and stay safe, AAA has some advice for stranded motorists.

In a case where your car just won't start, the problem may lie with the battery. It could be that it's discharged or there's a poor connection. Open the hood and check out the battery to see if it's securely mounted in place and see if the cable clamps are connected to the battery. Cable clamps that are loose or corroded may be the problem. Clean the corrosion from the battery terminals and cable clamps and make sure the clamps are secured tight. If that doesn't work, check to see if your car is fully in park and that there's enough fuel in the vehicle. If all else fails, it's time to call in a road service provider.

If you ever find yourself experiencing car problems while driving, your first priority is pulling off to a safe location. This should be away from the flow of traffic, and you should stay in your car while waiting for roadside assistance. Once you're safe, you can call your road service provider. Take a look around and take note of your surroundings, landmarks and signs anything that will help roadside assistance find your location. There are even certain smartphone apps (such as AAA TripTik Mobile and AAA Roadside) that will send your GPS location right to your roadside assistance provider.

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Well... usually my first course of action is to basically break out into song and sing this:


Then after that, try and get it back running.


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i looked under my hood for my battery, i was socked to find it not there lol
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Obviously the first mistake was letting the woman drive. The second mistake was giving her a cell phone. The third mistake was that green shirt,but we can forgive him of that one. Obviously his wife was too busy talking on the phone and effing up his truck to do laundry...

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Obviously the first mistake was letting the woman drive. The second mistake was giving her a cell phone. The third mistake was that green shirt,but we can forgive him of that one. Obviously his wife was too busy talking on the phone and effing up his truck to do laundry...
Just about sums it up LOL
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^^LMFAO epic right there.

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I like to keep my car in running order so i dont end up on the side of the hwy. Crazy i know...
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