Can you leave your car on the side of the road overnight if you have a flat tire?

"So this is a hypothetical question. If I get a flat tire in the middle of the night, should I leave my car there if I can't fix it?"

“If you have roadside assistance or towing and labor coverage, take advantage of it.
It’s cheap to add to your existing car insurance and gives you peace of mind.
If you don’t have it, you could definitely leave your car overnight, but know the risks.
  • Take all valuables out of the car or stow them in the trunk.
  • Leave a note on the car or tie something to the antenna to signal to law enforcement that you’re returning to the vehicle.
By doing so, you ensure that your car won’t be towed or impounded.
Eric Schad
Answered on Jul 27, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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