Pulling Over In A Safe Place – 21 August 2020 – When something goes wrong it is hard to keep a calm mind and to pay attention to safe driving techniques. While you will not always be able to pre-determine where you want to pull up after having trouble with you vehicle, there are a few basic things you can do to limit the impact on the health and safety for both yourself, others, and any road side assistant vehicles (yes, such as tow trucks) that might be required to attend you. While not everything can be planned for when something goes wrong, by reading this article you may learn or remember one or two things in the crisis situation that helps you decrease the risk from the particular event. I know our tow truck drivers will definitely thank you for any help in this regards. Please click the link and have a read.
Safety tips when waiting for tow truck – 25 August 2020 – This article is a continuation of our last one, being how you can improve the safety of any scenario for yourself and others, including the local traffic and operators of any assistance vehicles. It covers aspects like how to ensure you can be seen (even during night time and bad weather) and why you should not get out of your vehicle unless absolutely necessary. It covers why you should stay with your car at all times and why listening to assistance vehicle operators is important. Also, don’t forget to gather all your belongings. Click the link if you want to read more.
When You Should Pull Over – 27 August – One of the main reason that tow truck drivers find themselves in heavy traffic or awkward situations is because a person has not pulled over immediately when they should have. Many people like to think that “She’ll be right” however it is better to err on the side of caution. We prefer the saying “Better safe than sorry”. With that in mind, this article list a number of common signs that we recommend you pull over immediately, even if it’s to check that nothing’s wrong. These include thing like loud bangs and clangs, to fumes and smoke from the engine, to sudden changes to the steering. Read inside for more details.
Accidents – 12 September 2020 – We pray that you never have to go through one but unfortunately these things can happen. Regardless how safe you drive and how aware you are of the road around you, no one can plan for every instance. Other drivers, bad weather conditions and bad road can lead to accidents that put yourself and others at risk. There are a few little tips here within however that , while they won’t prevent an accident from happening, can help you deal with the impact afterwards, reducing the potential for stress and physical harm.
Helpful Information from a Tow Truck Company’s Perspective – 21 September 2020 – Sometimes it’s good to get the other side of the coin. This article just contains a little bit of information on what a Towing Company likes to see when you have that breakdown or accident. Everything from the typical reputation of a towing service to how to deal with you tow truck driver!
Knowing your car so you don’t need a towing Service (Part 1) – 26 September 2020 – Towing services see them all however there is normally a range of specific issues (other than accidents) which cause people to be stranded on the side of the road. Knowing your vehicle and how it operates can help you prevent being stranded and you don’t need to be a mechanic to know the basics. This article explains a few basic things that you can do to ensure that you a keeping an eye, and an ears, out for any probably emerging issues with your vehicle, allowing you to have the time to pull over safely and get to a mechanic, potentially saving you thousands of dollars due to a major fault at a later date.
The Dynamics Of Car Towing – 14 October 2020 – The different types and ways of towing, depending on the type of vehicle you use and the type of vehicle that requires towing. These days most tows use the flat bed method however it’s not always applicable and sometimes the wheel lift method will be used instead.
Knowing your car so you don’t need a towing Service (Part 2) – 20 October 2020 – continuing the article on why it’s important to know about your vehicle and the issues that could leave you stranded, waiting for a tow truck. This one discusses two major problems that are extremely common and can lead people on the side of the road scratching their head as they don’t understand what is wrong – the check engine light and the car overheating.
Knowing your car so you don’t need a towing Service (part 3) – 24 October 2020 – The final article on how knowing your car can prevent you from requiring towing. This one discusses tyres, as these are the one of the big reasons people find themselves on the side of the road and while the cause isn’t directly related to the car, driving in bad weather. It may seem like that bad weather has no requirements on car knowledge but there are some simple things you can do to prevent a bad situation (weather wise) form becoming worse).
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Cars we would like to tow – Not an article that will help you in any way but we thought we would provide a list of cars that we as a tow truck and towing service would like the opportunity to tow. Or drive!