Rollover accidents are more complex than other auto accidents. This is partly because they’re severe. While there are less than 3% of rollover accidents every year, they account for more than 34% of automobile deaths. Rollovers are sometimes due to manufacturing defects in the tires or part. If you unfortunately involved in a rollover, here is what you need to know.
Here’s what to do in a car rollover accident.
If your car starts to tip and you think you’re about to roll over, take your feet off the pedals to avoid breaking your ankles. Let go of the steering wheel, cross your arms over your chest and press your body tightly into the seat. Don’t lean forward when the car rolls. This increase the chances of injuring your head and your arms.
When the car stops rolling, press your feet against the floor to steady your body. Check yourself and any passengers for injuries. Take some deep breaths to calm yourself. If someone is hurt, call 911 ASAP.
Cut Off the Engine
If your car is upside-down, cut off your engine ASAP and begin your exit plan.
Getting Out the Vehicle
If you’re upside-down and you’re not hurt, reach for the ceiling. Brace yourself with one hand while steadying your feet on the floor and unclasp your seat belt. Do it very cautiously. This is when the most injuries after a rollover accident happen. Examine your windows to see if you can exit and do so. If the structure of your vehicle is still in good condition, the door could open.
If not, you will have to try to roll down your window or break it to make an escape route. Once you get out, help out the other people in your car. Get as far away from the vehicle as possible. There could be a gas leak which will cause an explosion.
Stay Out of Traffic
Many individuals have survived rollover accident and then have been injured or killed by walking into traffic afterward. Stay out of the street and road and far away from traffic. Wait on the shoulder until help arrives.
If you’ve been in a rollover accident, contact a towing company.
If you start your car up and it won’t start, don’t panic. Before you call for towing service, try these easy tricks to get your car going. It’s not hopeless! Most folks don’t have mechanic’s tools in their trunks. So, when your automobile doesn’t turn on, and you have a dead engine, you can feel powerless. My car won’t start! Don’t give up!
With these suggestions, you don’t need any tools. You don’t have anything to lose by trying them. They might not fix the issue, but they might get your engine started, so you can get to your mechanic who can handle the problem professionally.
Problem: Starter doesn’t work
This can be due to dirty battery terminals, a stuck solenoid, or a bad battery. Here are some tips:
The Key Cycle Trick
Cut on the dome light and observe it while you attempt to turn on the engine. If the light goes out, it’s an indication the battery is almost dead. To heat the starter, terminals, and battery, do the key cycle trick. You can move the key to the start position ten times in a row. Wait five minutes. Try to start your engine. If the dome light remained bright when you turned the key, go to another suggestion.
Problem: Turn the key, no click
Shift the Shifter
Put your foot on the brake and move the shift to the neutral position and attempt to start the engine. If nothing happens, shift back to park and attempt again. Moving the shifter back and forth sometimes reinstates electrical contact in the transmission.
Problem: Can’t fire up my engine
With the radio off, move the key to run. Do you hear a buzzing noise? You’re listening to the fuel pump preparing the injection. If you don’t hear any sound, the fuel pump relay is in bad condition, or the pump is damaged. What you need to do is find where the fuel pump relay is located. When you see it, pull the fuel pump up and then find another one with an identical part number and swap them. Try starting your engine again.
If you don’t feel comfortable messing around with your car parts, contact a Buffalo Towing Company.
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