Sometimes your vehicle can break down and you need roadside assistance. HONK is available in Miami Gardens to provide help when you need it, with pay-on-demand service and competitive consumer rates.
When your car breaks down in Miami, turn on your hazard lights and pull over to the side of the road.
One of the most common roadside problems is a flat tire. The first thing you should do if you experience this is to turn on your hazard lights and pull over to the side of the road, away from traffic lanes. Then, call for help from a company that offers roadside assistance Miami FL.
When a tire goes flat it usually results from an air leak. This can happen from a puncture, where sharp objects such as nails and screws puncture the tire, or from what is known as a bead leak, where the tire can no longer get an airtight seal against the wheel.
It is not advisable to drive on a flat tire for an extended period of time because the tire can actually deform and separate from the wheel itself. This can cause additional damage to the suspension, brake lines and other components of your vehicle, not to mention it could be very dangerous and lead to an accident.
Many roadside assistance companies offer a service called run-flat tires that allow you to continue driving after a puncture. HONK, for example, has a network of partners who will put a spare tire on your car at the scene so you can continue your journey and then take it to a shop to have the damage repaired.
It is always a good idea to have a plan for getting into your car if you lock yourself out. Many options are available for you, such as calling a locksmith, AAA or the automaker’s roadside assistance, and even leaving a spare key or fob with a friend or neighbor. Some vehicles also have a door keypad or attached lockbox for easy access. Check your owner’s manual to find out if your vehicle has this feature.
Before you call anyone to help, double-check each door to make sure that you really are locked out of the vehicle. Once you confirm this, it’s time to call the Roadside Assistants in Miami FL you have in mind. If you’ve added roadside assistance to your car insurance policy or purchased it as a standalone product, the service should be able to send someone out to get you back into your vehicle with ease.
If you have young children or pets in the vehicle, consider calling 911 to alert the police. They may be able to unlock your doors, and if they can’t, they’ll dispatch a police officer. If this is not an option, you can break a window far away from the child or pet to keep them safe and warm while waiting for roadside assistance to arrive. In this case, you will need a screwdriver or similar tool to break the window.
When your car won’t start and you are out of fuel, you can count on a Roadside Assistants in Miami FL to show up and help. They will get you on your way, or tow you to a gas station. They can also repair a flat tire, jump start your battery, or give you a lift to the nearest convenience store.
Miami-Dade residents who have been waiting to fill up their cars may have found long lines at those stations that still had fuel after torrential rains flooded the area. The flooded roads and storm water led to delays in getting fuel from Port Everglades, and many drivers were left searching for gasoline.
The good news is that if you are driving a Mercedes-Benz with a new vehicle limited warranty or an extended limited warranty, you are eligible for complimentary Roadside Assistance. Just push the Bluelink Connected Care button in your vehicle, and the Mercedes-Benz expert will find you, contact your roadside assistance provider and dispatch a service professional to your location to fix the problem.
Roadside assistance companies can manage their orders, invoices and shipments using a cloud-based fuel management system. This allows them to track, monitor and manage fuel in real time. This saves them time from having to spend hours chasing down invoices or trying to determine why their orders aren’t filled correctly.
Unless you keep a jump box in your vehicle (which we recommend), you’ll need another person’s car and some jumper cables to bring your battery back to life. Find a good Samaritan to help you and ask them to park their vehicle front-to-front or closely next to yours in a way that allows the jumper cables to reach each battery with plenty of slack. Start the assisting vehicle and let it run for a minute or two so that its battery is fully charged and ready to boost yours.
Connect the positive (red) cable from the assisting battery to the positive terminal on your dead battery and secure it with both metal clamps firmly in contact. Connect the negative (black) cable from the assisting battery to an exposed metal part of your disabled car’s engine, away from the carburetor/fuel injection system and the battery. Attach the black cable to the negative terminal on your dead car battery and secure it with both metal clamps in contact with the terminal.
Hopefully, your car will start and you’ll be on your way to wherever it is you need to go. But if it doesn’t, don’t hesitate to use HONK, the free app that instantly connects you to nearby roadside assistance providers who are available to help. HONK is also pay-on-demand, meaning you’ll only be charged when you need roadside assistance. HONK can even be shared among family members with one central account linked to a credit card. Download HONK today.