When renting a U-Haul truck, you’ll be given two different sets of keys. One set is for the ignition and another is for the auxiliary locks that include the Hazard Lights. U-Haul trucks are equipped with auxiliary locks to alert other drivers in extreme situations.
If you’re in a dangerous situation with your U-Haul and need to let other drivers know, or if you run out of gas, there are ways to turn on the Hazard Lights. This article will teach you how to turn on your U-Haul’s Hazard Lights when renting a truck from them and what to do if you run out of gas while driving it.
What You Should Know Before You Turn On U-Haul Hazard Lights
When you’re renting a U-Haul truck, it’s important that you know and understand your rights as a renter. You are responsible for everything from end to end and must adhere to the terms of the U-Haul contract.
Therefore, you should know what those terms are before you sign a contract and rent a U-Haul. Hazard Lights are an important safety feature on U-Haul trucks. They are meant to let other drivers know that there is a dangerous situation. However, they should only be used in extreme situations. You can only use hazard lights if you’re parked or stuck in traffic.
How to Turn on U-Haul Hazard Lights
Turning on the hazard lights in a U-Haul vehicle can be done in a few simple steps:
- Locate the hazard light button: It is usually located on the dashboard, near the lighting controls. It is a small, round button with a triangle symbol on it.
- Turn off the ignition: Make sure that the vehicle is in “Park” and the engine is turned off.
- Press and hold the hazard light button: Keep the button pressed down until the hazard lights start flashing. This usually takes about 2-3 seconds.
- Release the button: Once the hazard lights are flashing, you can release the button.
- Check the lights: Walk around the vehicle to make sure that all four of the turn signals are flashing.
Note: Some U-Haul vehicles may have a different method for turning on the hazard lights. If the steps above don’t work, you can refer to the owner’s manual or contact U-Haul customer service for assistance.
When You Need to Turn on U-Haul Hazard Lights During a Rental
If you’re renting a U-Haul truck, you’re likely on a road trip and might need to use the Hazard Lights at some point during your trip.
Here are some examples of when you might need to turn on the Hazard Lights.
You’re Driving in a Densely Populated Area: Driving in a densely populated area can be dangerous, especially during rush hour. If you’re driving in a densely populated area and don’t have anywhere to park or want to avoid blocking someone’s driveway, you might want to turn on the Hazard Lights. This will let other drivers know that you’re in a dangerous situation and need to be cautious.
You’re Driving on the Highway: Driving on the highway is dangerous, especially if you have a low speed limit. Sometimes, the speed limit is so low that you can’t go over the speed you’re going. If you’re driving on the highway and don’t have anywhere to park and don’t want to speed, you can use your Hazard Lights to alert other drivers that you’re in a dangerous situation.
You’re Driving in Bad Weather: Driving in bad weather, like heavy rain or snow, can be dangerous for all drivers. If there’s an incoming storm, or you’re driving in heavy rain or snow, you can turn on your Hazard Lights to let other drivers know you’re in a dangerous situation and need to be cautious.
When You Run Out of Gas While Driving a U-Haul
If you run out of gas while driving a U-Haul, you can still let other drivers know that you’re in a dangerous situation. If you don’t want to turn on the Hazard Lights, you can use the U-Haul’s gas gauge indicator.
The gas gauge indicator is an orange and black switch. You should see the switch near the steering wheel. If the arrow is pointing at empty, you can flip the switch. This will activate the gas gauge indicator, letting other drivers know that you’re in a dangerous situation. Be sure to pull over as soon as you can and get help. If you can, use the U-Haul’s roadside assistance number to get help.
When renting a U-Haul truck, you should know when and how to turn on the Hazard Lights. They are an important safety feature that lets other drivers know when you’re in a dangerous situation. If you need to turn on the lights, make sure to use the switch in the lock box near the steering wheel.
Keep in mind that the Hazard Lights should only be used in extreme situations and not for long periods of time. If you run out of gas, or you’re in a dense populated area, flip the switch to activate the gas gauge indicator.