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Four Safety Tips To Tell Your Teen About When Waiting For A Tow Truck

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Safety Tips To Tell Your Teen About When Waiting For A Tow Truck

If you have a new teen driver, there is a chance that he or she will eventually find themselves in need of a tow truck, whether they have been in an accident or their car has broken down. This is especially true if your teen is driving an older, used car that is more likely to have problems in the near future. For this reason, you should discuss these four safety tips with your teen when they find themselves waiting for a tow: Use the Hazard Lights: It’s essential that your teen knows where the hazard lights are so that they can...

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What Are Some Common Radiator Problems?

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Are Some Common Radiator Problems?

If your vehicle has been experiencing overheating, smoking, or a drop in pressure, it might have issues with the radiator. There are certain problems that tend to be more common with radiators, as listed below. If any of these issues are a concern to you, get your vehicle to a mechanic right away. Leaks Having a leak is one of the most common radiator issues, and also happens to be a sign that you have radiator problems. There are two places you might have a leak; the hoses leading to the radiator, and the radiator itself. This does happen...

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When To Tow With A Flatbed Or Dolly

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When To Tow With A Flatbed Or Dolly

The difference that most people see when making the choice between a flatbed tow and a towing dolly is the cost. A tow dolly is much less expensive than a flatbed truck as it only requires a hitch ball to use, rather than a dedicated flatbed truck with a set of hydraulics. While cost is always a huge factor when the need for towing services arrive, there are situations which merit the use of either a flatbed or a dolly. Before going with the cheapest option, it would be a good idea to know if it is the best option for your needs. The Drive...

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Remaining Safe Following A Winter Weather Accident

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Remaining Safe Following A Winter Weather Accident

During the middle of winter, weather can make driving hazardous. Accidents happen in the blink of an eye due to reduced visibility and slick roads. Getting into an accident during poor weather is the worst time, especially if your vehicle becomes immobilized and you are stuck waiting on an emergency tow. Here are a few tips to remain safe following an accident. Remain Calm The most important thing you can do if you have been involved in an accident during winter weather is to remain calm. If you have the ability to continue to drive, move...

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Four Tips For Staying Safe While Waiting For A Tow Truck

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Tips For Staying Safe While Waiting For A Tow Truck

Having car troubles while you are out on the road can be a drag. If you are stranded while waiting for help to arrive, don’t compound your situation by being unsafe while waiting for towing services, from a company like Jenwar Towing & Recovery. Here are four things you should (and shouldn’t) do to ensure your safety while waiting for a tow truck. 1. Don’t Solicit Help from Strangers Regardless of whether your car troubles are minor or more substantial, it is a good idea to wait for a professional opinion. You never know...

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Towing Tips: 7 Reasons Your Semi Truck May Break Down

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Towing Tips: 7 Reasons Your Semi Truck May Break Down

You drive your semi truck when necessary, but the truth is your truck could stop for a number of reasons. You can take preventative measures, such as keeping the number of your towing specialist handy. The following are 7 reasons your truck may stop on you that you might be able to prevent by having your mechanic regularly inspect your truck. 1. Bad Tires The first thing you should do is make sure your tires are in tip top shape, so watch out for the following: Tire pressure Underinflated or overinflated tires Missing tread, low-depth...

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What Should You Keep In Your Car In The Event Of An Emergency This Winter?

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Should You Keep In Your Car In The Event Of An Emergency This Winter?

With winter almost here and holiday travel coming up quickly, it’s important to think about those things that you should keep in your car for safety’s sake. Having the right tools on hand can help save you from injury, harm or inconvenience while you wait for a tow. First Aid/Personal Care Items Whether you’re in an accident and have been injured or are simply stuck in the snow, having personal care items in your car can literally be a lifesaver. Keep things in your car that will help you recover from an injury, will sustain...

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Two Tips To Help The New Semi Driver Avoid A Tire Blowout

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Two Tips To Help The New Semi Driver Avoid A Tire Blowout

If you’re a new over-the-road driver, one of the first things you should understand is the importance of maintaining your truck. Nowhere is this statement more important than when it comes to the tires. A blowout isn’t just a quick way to stop you in your tracks, but it also poses a safety risk to you and other motorists on the road. Seeing pieces of shredded semi-truck tires tossed about on the road is a common occurrence; however, there are a number of practical things you can do to help decrease this risk. Poor Inflation One of...

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Truck Tires Stuck in the Mud? Dos and Don’ts for Getting Them Unstuck

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Truck Tires Stuck in the Mud? Dos and Don’ts for Getting Them Unstuck

If you drive a truck, then the odds are that at some point in your driving life you’ll get your tires stuck in the mud. This is especially common during the winter when ground is frozen for a period of time and then thaws suddenly. At that point, you may drive on the once-frozen ground and realize it is soft only when your tires become stuck. Read on to find out what not to do when stuck in the mud and one good option to try to release yourself before you call a towing company.  Don’t Rock Your Tires It is often a first...

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The Dangers Of Towing Your Own Vehicle

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Dangers Of Towing Your Own Vehicle

Like almost everyone else, you’ve undoubtedly had your vehicle refuse to run at a most inconvenient time. If you find yourself stranded by the side of the road, you may be tempted to tow the vehicle yourself or call on a friend or relative for help. You should realize that towing your own vehicle can lead to serious problems. Fundamentals If you are inexperienced at towing, you can easily make some basic mistakes. If you fail to put your car in neutral, you can cause damage to your brakes, gear shift, wheels, and transmission. Also,...

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