3 Things to Do if Your Car Breaks Down December 1, 2021 Imagine your car breaks down. On the highway. At 1 a.m. In the middle of winter. It sounds like a scene straight out of a horror movie, but experiencing a breakdown could happen to most of us at some point in our lives. We’ve all heard the saying, “hope for the best, plan for the worst.” While you can’t always prevent a breakdown, you can be prepared for one. Here are three tips to help you prepare for a breakdown: 1. Know How to Stay Safe If you’re driving back to the hotel after an evening dinner, and there’s an issue with the car, there are a few things you could do to stay safe. If you’re able, pull to the side of the road and turn on your hazard lights to stay visible. Also, put on the parking brake and turn the wheel away from the road to avoid rolling into traffic. If you’re in fast-moving traffic, it could be better to stay in the vehicle until help arrives. 2. Have a Kit For Break Down Stay prepared and stay safe by keeping these items in the trunk at all times, no matter the weather: Mobile phone charging device First-aid kit Road atlas Flashlight High-visibility vest Warning triangle Carjack Tow rope Spare tire Water bottles Granola bars 3. Contact OKFB’s Roadside Rescue Team If you’re an OKFB Insurance policyholder or OKFB member, remember to keep your Roadside Rescue card with you and have this number saved in your phone: 833-957-OKFB (6532). If your vehicle breaks down, the OKFB Roadside Rescue service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Enjoy the variety of services, including towing, flat tire assistance, battery jump start service, unlock service and more. Your safety is our top priority and if you’re in need of help, we will be there every step of the way.