A pregnant mom found peace of mind on the road with a helpful piece of tech called Hum.

A pregnant mom found peace of mind on the road with a helpful piece of tech called Hum.
Imagine you're pregnant and stranded on the freeway.That was Meli Arevalo's biggest worry when one day, smoke suddenly started coming out of her engine. She was seven months pregnant at the time."I was pregnant and just being stranded in the freeway ... would've not been a good thing," she says.   Image via iStock. "Our car was kinda getting hot," Arevalo remembers. "But we didn't know why."Luckily, Arevalo had a device installed in her car that could help her spot the issue right away: Hum by Verizon.Through the Vehicle Diagnostics feature provided by Hum, Arevalo was able to pinpoint the car's alternator as the exact source of the problem. She then gave their helpful Mechanics Hotline a call, and they even assisted her with the next steps she needed to take. Image by Hum by Verizon. "I explained what happened," says Arevalo, "and they transferred me to a mechanic right away and the mechanic answered all my questions."Now that she knew what was wrong, Arevalo was able to quickly have her car fixed before anything more serious happened. "If it weren't for [Hum]," she adds, "I honestly don't think we would've ever known. It saved us a lot of money." Hum also helps prevent all sorts of unpredictable hassles down the road — something incredibly important now that Arevalo has two lovely kids and needs the car for their daily routine."We only have one car, so it's everyday," she says. "We drive everywhere with it."When you're a busy family racking up miles on your car, it helps to have a device that can make life a little easier.Forgot where you parked? (We've all been there.) Well, Hum can find your exact spot and let you know through the app. In fact, if your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, just use their Pinpoint Roadside Assistance to let Hum know exactly where to send help. Plus, if your car is stolen, you can find it on the app and notify police right away. "It's right on your phone," says Arevalo. "Like the tip of your fingers.""Knock on wood that won't