Depending on where you broke down and how many calls the drivers are currently out on, you could have to wait a little while for the towing service to get to you. In the meantime, you are going to want to make sure that you are doing everything you need to do so you can be ready for when they show up. Here are some examples of what you could do:
Put Out Some Road Flares
This is something to do in order to decrease the likelihood that a vehicle will not see you and accidentally slam into your vehicle. Of course, stepping out of your vehicle on a busy highway is also incredibly dangerous. Therefore, you only want to do this if you can do so safely. Wait for a few moments when there are not as many passing vehicles. When you can safely put out the flares, do so, but then get right back into your vehicle.
Clean Up The Vehicle
You are going to have a tow truck driver and possibly a mechanic getting in and out of your vehicle so you do not want to worry about them stepping in garbage. You can do a quick clean-up of the entire interior of your vehicle while waiting. Of course, this isn't required and you can skip this step, but it is a productive way to spend some of the time that you will be sitting there waiting for the tow truck.
Secure Loose Items
If you have some loose items in the vehicle that you are worried about breaking, now would be the time to secure them in place. Put smaller items in your glove box or the console compartment. Much larger items might be best in the trunk or even possibly buckled into the backseat depending on what it is. Make sure that you are also gathering up any items that you will want to take home with you if you are planning on having the vehicle dropped off at the mechanic's shop.
Call The Mechanic's Shop
You might have to leave a message if your vehicle is going to be dropped off there outside of their normal business hours. Otherwise, if they are currently open, you can let them know that you need assistance with your vehicle and they can let you know where the tow truck driver can park your vehicle. After that, you might want to call some friends or family to see if there is anyone that can meet you at the auto repair shop so you will have a ride home.
As you can see, there is plenty to keep you busy while waiting for the towing service to arrive. For more information regarding tow truck service, contact a local company.