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The Difference Between Heavy- and Light-Duty Towing

January 20, 2022 2:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to the type of towing that various vehicles require, there is a general rule that specifies light-duty tows are for cars and heavy-duty tows are for trucks. However, this isn’t a hard-and-fast standard. While this makes for an easy distinction between car and truck towing companies, there is more to consider when determining whether or not your vehicle requires light- or heavy-duty towing. Here’s a surface-level look at heavy- and light-duty towing services, what they are and how they differ from one another. What is light-duty towing? Light-duty towing is performed when a vehicle needs to be... View Article

How Does Long-Distance Towing Work?

January 6, 2022 2:42 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re on a road trip and your car breaks down 100 miles away from the nearest town, what do you do? You call around to local garages for quotes, but none of them can come out immediately. They all tell you they’ll have to tow it back to their garage first thing in the morning… But is that really a good idea? Your car is out in the middle of nowhere, with no one around to help. You’d be nuts to leave it there all night! So, what can you do? Well, you could call for long-distance towing and... View Article

How to Tell if Your Vehicle Battery Is Almost Dead

December 23, 2021 10:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With the temperatures dropping, you may be worried about whether your car will start. No one wants to turn the key and wonder, “Is my battery almost dead?” Like everything else, your battery does have a lifespan. When it goes, you’ll be in for an unexpected cost and plenty of inconvenience. If you want to know how to tell if your battery is dead or almost dead, then read on. Slow engine crank This is one of the leading signs that your battery is dying. The engine takes amperage from the battery every time the car is started. When the... View Article

Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter

December 9, 2021 10:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Winter is already upon us. While you’re getting ready for the holidays, don’t neglect your car or truck. There’s plenty to do when it comes to winter preparations for your car or truck. Let’s look at our leading tips on how to prepare your vehicle for winter. Winter tires You might figure that your all-weather tires are just fine. While they’ll serve you well enough in most instances, winter tires really can make all the difference in dicey situations. That’s because they provide additional traction during inclement weather—no matter if it’s snow, slush, ice or heavy winds. Make sure that... View Article

The Advantages of 24-Hour Emergency Towing Services

December 6, 2021 11:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A vehicle breakdown can occur at any time of day, and, unfortunately, it always seems to happen at the most inconvenient times (and locations) possible. For this reason, it’s important to have the number of a 24-hour towing company saved in your phone’s contacts, just in case. Here are just a few examples of some of the most significant benefits of 24-hour emergency towing services: Accidents: Disaster can strike at any time on the road. If you get into an accident and your car is no longer operable, you’ll need to have a towing company come out and remove the... View Article

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