Towing and Recovery Services

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Automotive, Gardening, Repairs, Travel Planning |

Have you ever been in an accident where you couldn’t drive away and were trapped with nobody to turn to? Did your car break down and you need it to be fixed but you can’t drive it there? Look into towing and recovery services to help you out with that.Towing services will normally come to pick you up twenty four hours a day. Wherever you are, there will be a towing service nearby that can help you retrieve your car and help you reach your goal thereafter.

Towing services will come fairly quickly depending on the night and how busy they are. They can be there sometimes within a half hour to take you where you and your car need to go. If you are looking to have your car repaired you can do that too. Some towing companies have business relationships with repair companies and can recommend them to you before they tow them right over with your go-ahead. This will save you a tow trip. They can tow your vehicle right over to the place and have it either checked out that day or have someone come by the next day and look at it for you to tell you what’s wrong and give you a quote.

If your car is just totaled and can’t be helped, it is possible for you to just tow it to a junk yard for a flat fee and either the yard will pay you for parts or you can pay for it to be taken off your hands. There is always a solution to a car problem.

If you have a flat tire and don’t know how to change it, a tow company may be nice enough to come and change it for you. They can either come change it right there on the side of the road, or you can have them tow it somewhere for you so you can buy new tires or whatever you may need. Generally though they can just change it right there.

Tow companies also have all the equipment that they need to help you get your specific make and model of car safely towed without further ruining it. Tow companies are there for you when you need them most. At 4:30am they have your back whether you are trapped by yourself somewhere or are in a wreck with more than one car. This will help you feel safe and stress free about feeling like you might be stranded in the middle of nowhere all by yourself with no one to turn to.

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How to Safely Tow Your Own Vehicle – Tips

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Automotive, Gardening, Repairs, Travel Planning |

Discover how to safely tow your own vehicle and avoid costly damage and repairs. Most people don’t think it’s a big deal to tow another vehicle. They couldn’t be more wrong. If you don’t know what you are doing you can do more damage to your vehicle than what it would have cost you to have a tow truck tow it. If you leave the drive wheels stay on the ground when you are towing it, you could cause severe transmission damage. You have several options when towing a two-wheel-drive vehicle. The best way is with a trailer, where all four wheels are off the ground. This option works well for any vehicle no matter if it’s front wheel drive, rear wheel drive or four-wheel-drive.

Next option would be tow dollies, which lift the front wheels off the ground. You’ve probably seen tow dollies being used as you drive, when you look behind any do-it-yourself rental trucks towing a car. You can tow a rear-wheel-drive vehicle with tow dollies, but it’s a lot more work, you have to disconnect and remove the drive shaft so you won’t damage the transmission. Another option is a tow bar. It’s usually shaped like a triangle with a set of ridged bars. One end attaches to the ball hitch on the tow vehicle and the other end attaches to the bumper of the car you are towing. All four wheels of the vehicle are on the ground. If you have a manual transmission on a two-wheel-drive vehicle, you can just pop it in neutral and tow it with the tow bar.

If the vehicle is an automatic you can still tow it, however you will need some accessories to protect it, like a Drive Shaft Coupling Device (switches between towing (drive shaft disengaged) and driving (drive shaft engaged)), Lube Pumps (keeps the transmission lubricated while you tow it) and an Axle Lock (disconnects the automatic transmission for towing a front-wheel-drive vehicle). These options can be costly and not worth the time and investment of money for a short tow to a repair shop. These options would be more practical if you are towing a vehicle behind your RV all the time.

Knowing how to safely tow your vehicle will give you peace of mind knowing that you won’t be damaging your vehicle while towing it.

Tips For The Short Tow To The Service Station:

Fasten a cable or sturdy tow chain to the vehicle being towed and to the trailer hitch of the towing vehicle. Make sure you hook the tow cable to the undercarriage of the tow vehicle and not just to the bumper.

Do not have a passenger in the tow vehicle. This is illegal and can be a safety hazard

Place a sign on the vehicle being towed to let the drivers behind you know that the “Vehicle Is In Tow” so they can give you plenty of room.

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