Reducing the cost of towing your car

Three Things You Should Keep In Your Car In Case You Get Stuck In The Snow

Getting your stuck in the snow is annoying at best, but it can also be extremely dangerous. If your car gets stuck along a frequently traveled road that’s covered in ice and snow, you could easily get hit by a passing vehicle. Alternatively, if your car gets stuck in snow in a remote area, and you aren’t prepared to face the winter weather, you could end up with frostbite or hypothermia. Before you attempt to travel through inclement weather, make sure these three items are in your car.

Towing Service Contact Information

Take the time to store phone numbers to a few local towing service companies in your phone. This way, you have the information you need if you can’t get an Internet connection from your phone. If you have an auto club membership that offers towing services, you should also keep that information handy as well.

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My Car Has Been Repossessed – What Now?

You woke up this morning to find that your car has been repossessed, likely leaving you stranded and unable to get to work. You are faced with many difficult questions: What will happen to personal items that were left in my vehicle? Will I be able to get my vehicle back? How will this affect my credit? What do I do now?

Researching State Laws on Repossession

The first thing you want to do, is get informed about your state’s laws on vehicle repossession. Each state will have its own set of laws a creditor must follow when repossessing a vehicle. Failure to comply to these laws could result in the loss of rights against you.

What will happen to personal items that were left in my vehicle?

If you had any personal items in your vehicle at the time of repossession, you are entitled to reclaim these items. It …

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4 Car Towing Services Most People Never Think About

A common conception of towing involves the transporting of a stalled car. However, there are other times when people may need to use a towing service. In fact, it may be wise to keep the contact information of a tower handy for when the need arises.

For anyone unfamiliar with the wide range of services offered by most tow companies, here are four examples.

  • Auto Racing Teams Traveling to the Tracks

Racecar teams compete all over the country. They have to get the car from track-to-track. It is unreasonable to assume that they would drive the vehicle there. Teams want their cars to arrive at the destination in top shape. Driving an expensive hot rod on regular roads would cause damage to sensitive parts. Furthermore, in most states driving a racecar on the streets would be illegal.

Towing is the primary way to get to the track. Teams transport the …

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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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