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Did Your Bus Break Down? 3 Services That You Can Use

If you are a bus driver and your bus is broken down on the side of the road, then you may be wondering what on earth you're going to do to get yourself out of this bad situation. Although you can call your general mechanic and have them come to you, there are a few other services that you can use instead. This article will take a closer look at the options that you have to fix your bus when it's on the side of the road. Read on to learn more. 

Call a Tow Truck

If your bus is broken down on the side of the road and you don't currently have roadside assistance (but you want to take your bus to the mechanic), then you can hire a tow truck company to come to tow it for you. By taking your bus to the mechanic rather than having your mechanic come to you, you can typically save a lot of money. 

Roadside Assistance

If you don't already have roadside assistance, it's something worth investing in for the sake of having a little bit of peace of mind. Roadside assistance is a service that charges either one annual fee or a few small monthly fees for their service. If you have a flat tire, if you run out of gas, or if your bus breaks down, you can call your road side assistance company that specializes in commercial vehicles like a bus and they can come help you. Typically roadside assistance can only jump your bus, repair a flat tire, bring you gas, or tow your bus to your mechanic; they can't actually fix large mechanical issues. 

Mobile Bus Mechanic Service

One of the best ways for you to get your bus fixed when you're on the side of the road is to call a mobile bus mechanic service. Mobile bus mechanic services are buses that are equipped with a bunch of mechanical tools that can come to you. So, rather than just being able to fix a spare tire like roadside assistance does, a mobile bus mechanic service will be able to fully fix your bus without you having to take it into the mechanic at all. 

Having your bus break down on the side of the road isn't exactly something you want to have happen, but it probably will happen to you at one time or another. Use these tips the next time you find yourself in a bind.