Reducing the cost of towing your car

Auto Stripping: How Auto Reycling Centers Tear Apart And Reuse Cars

When you hire towing services to take your dysfunctional vehicle away, it can go to a salvage yard and sit, or it can go to an auto recycling center. An auto recycling center is a facility that completely strips your worn out vehicle into as many reusable parts as possible. If you have ever wondered how a recycling center for cars and trucks works, then the following article will provide the information you seek.

Disassembly and Testing

Every part that comes out of your discarded vehicle is tested both before and after it has been removed. The mechanics working in an auto recycling center disassemble the vehicle carefully to preserve all potentially reususable parts. Then the parts are thoroughly cleaned, oiled or greased, boxed and stored until auto dealers or repair shops need them.

Rebuilding Vehicles

After stripping your old vehicles, they may use some of its parts to get …

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Understanding Towing Capacity: How Many Tow Trucks Can A Tow Truck Tow If A Tow Truck Tows Tow Trucks?

Most people do not know or understand a tow truck’s capacity to tow not only cars and pickup trucks, but also much larger vehicles, including other tow trucks. The power and strength of a tow truck service lies in many parts of the tow trucks that the owner uses and deploys. If you have a pulling desire to learn more about how tow trucks are able to lift and move several tons of motor vehicle weight all at once, several times a day, here is what you need to know:

Simple Machines to Complex Machines

At some point in your life, you probably learned about simple machines. Examples of simple machines include levers, inclines, wheels and pulleys. Multiple simple machines combine to create complex machines — machines which work hard to do very difficult jobs that are ordinarily impossible for both humans and simple machines alone. In a tow truck, …

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What Type Of Tow Truck Will Best Protect Your Car?

When your car fails, and you are stranded on the road somewhere, your first concern most likely will be how to get your car taken care of in order to get on with your day. Calling the first tow company you can find might be the quickest option, but it won’t necessarily keep your car from getting damaged. If you car is already totaled, then getting a few scratches on your car might not be a big deal. On the other hand, if you just need your car towed because you need a few mechanical repairs, scratches can add hundreds of dollars to your repair bill. To avoid scratches, you need to choose your tow truck carefully. 

Hook-and-Chain Tow Truck

A hook-and-chain truck uses a cable, boom, and winch to lift one end of your car up off of the ground. The problem is that the operator has to connect …

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How To Use A Tow Strap To Tow A Vehicle

If you need to tow a car and have a truck that can handle the weight, you can use a variety of different towing accessories. One of the easiest items to use for towing a vehicle is a towing strap. Here are some tips for using a tow strap to tow a vehicle.

How does the tow strap work?

A tow strap is a good item to always keep in your vehicle, whether you have a truck that can tow a car that gets stuck, or if you are stuck and need help from someone else. A tow strap is a type of cable that gives you a good length of space in order to get a car out of mud, snow, or a shallow ditch. It can also be useful if you break down and just need to drag your car a short distance so you are safely out …

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Staying Safe While Waiting for a Tow

If you are driving and suddenly experience a flat tire or run out of gas, calling an emergency towing company will be the best bet to get your vehicle back up and running.  It can be a scary situation being out on the open road, especially if you are unfamiliar with your surroundings or if the situation happens during nighttime hours. When waiting for a tow truck to arrive, there are several steps you can take to help maximize your safety.

Move Your Vehicle

As soon as you suspect a flat or if your vehicle starts chugging because gas is about gone, move your vehicle off the roadway to avoid getting hit by oncoming traffic. Put on your turn signal to alert other drivers you are going to be getting out of the way and switch your signal to your four-way flashers when you have parked your vehicle on the shoulder.…

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Why You Shouldn’t Risk Towing A Car On Your Own

If you or a friend has a big truck with some serious horsepower under the hood, you might be tempted to try your next towing job on your own. While your rig might have enough power to manage the job, it’s a better idea to rely on a professional towing service. Reputable towing service companies know their trade well, so they can avoid causing damage to the vehicle being towed. Trying to handle the situation on your own could cause several big problems.

Dents and Scratches: Dents and scratches are by far the most common towing-related vehicle damage, and they’re usually so mild you wouldn’t even bother fixing them. If you’re not careful, however, the chains you’re using to tow a vehicle can free-fall a few feet straight down onto your car’s bumper. When that happens, it can cause dents and even tears in the metal that require repairs. 

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