If your car breaks down, your first priority is the safety of the people inside the car.
- Never get out of a broken down car to make a repair or examine damage. Move the vehicle to a safe place such as a wide shoulder or a designated emergency lane.
- If you can’t drive the vehicle, stay in the car and wait for help. Use your cell phone to get help or wait for help.
- Remember to put on your hazard lights. Once you are in a safe place, mark your location with flares or triangles.
- In the case of a blowout or a flat tire, move the vehicle to a safe place before you attempt a repair – even if it means destroying the wheel getting there.
Cold weather suggestion: Always carry a warm blanket in your trunk in case you must wait for help in freezing temperatures. Also carry a shovel and sand in the event your car is stuck in the snow. Do not try to dig yourself out unless your car is in a safe place. At the moment of crisis call Farmers® Claim Department at 1-800-435-7764 for assistance when you need it most.