Keep the Number of a Tow Truck in Your Car
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 Keep the Number of a Tow Truck in Your Car

I drive an older car that I always knew would break down some day in a bad place and need towed. I figured I could always easily look up the number of a towing company using my phone's internet service if I ever needed to. Recently, my car started making an alarming sound that led to me pulling off the road while driving down the highway. It then wouldn't start back up. I grabbed my cell phone and went to do a web search to find a local towing company, and I realized I had used up all of my data plan for the month! It was late at night, so I had to call and awaken friends until someone answered who could help. I created this blog to help others avoid the same embarrassment as me. Always keep the number of a tow truck company in your car.

Keep the Number of a Tow Truck in Your Car

  • What To Know Before Hiring A Towing Service

    4 August 2016

    Having to call for roadside assistance can happen at any time, which is why it is in your best interest to prepare yourself for this type of situation. Failing to be prepared can result in higher service cost and limited roadside assistance services, which is why it is critical to be ready for potential car problems. So, before you rush to contact a towing company for help, be sure you find a company that offers the following:

  • What You Need To Know Before You Call To Have Your Project Car Towed

    10 March 2016

    Are you thinking of buying a non-running fixer-upper that's half buried in someone's back yard? Are you halfway through a restoration project on a car that doesn't run and isn't registered yet? If you need to get your project car home or to a garage for some mechanical work, there are a few things you need to know before you call for a tow truck. Here's what the auto towing company will ask and what you need to sort out so you can get your car where it needs to go.

  • Tips For Creating A Winter Emergency Vehicle Pack When You Have Children

    29 February 2016

    If you have children, you should keep an emergency pack in your vehicle in case your vehicle is disabled and you have to wait for assistance. Here are some tips for creating an emergency vehicle pack specifically designed to take into account the challenges of being stuck on the side of the road in winter weather while waiting for a tow truck to come to your assistance. Car Related Items

  • Extend Your Vehicle's Battery Life With These Tips

    24 November 2015

    When you find yourself constantly replacing your car's battery, it can be puzzling as to why it is happening.  Under normal driving conditions, a car battery will last about 4 years. If you are swapping out your batter for a new one more frequently, there are changes that can be made that will help improve the battery's lifespan.  Tip 1: Break Your Bad Habits Bad habits are usually to blame when a car owner finds that they are frequently replacing the battery.

  • In A Collision? Now Is The Time To Change The Color Of Your Vehicle

    6 November 2015

    If you have been in a collision and have to have body repair done on your vehicle, an auto body shop technician can match up the paint perfectly with your vehicle. They can do this by getting the vehicle's VIN (vehicle identification number), contacting the dealer and give them that number, and the dealer gives them the paint code. The auto body shop can then can use the paint code to find the exact color.