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

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

Terri Carroll

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. If you would like your vehicle to be a different color, or the color cannot be matched perfectly, now is the time to change it.  You can do this easily by wrapping your vehicle.

Color Wrapping

Vehicle wraps start out as large sheets that have an adhesive backed vinyl film. You can choose the wrap with a matte, gloss, or satin finish in most cases. You can also have printed designs placed on the wrap, if you prefer. This can include images, graphics, and photos. You can have these printed designs placed on the side of your vehicle, on your hood, trunk, or roof. You can design it any way you want, and just about any color is available.

The body shop technician places the vinyl wrapping on your vehicle, making sure everything is completely covered. This process is very difficult to do, and you should hire the body shop technician to do this job for you. This will ensure that it is done correctly. They can explain all of this to you in much more detail if you have questions.

Clear Wrapping

If the body technician has no problem matching up the paint on your vehicle and you do not want to change the color, you can have a clear wrapping placed on it when they are finished. This wrapping works in the same way, and protects your vehicle's paint from things like the sun, road debris, and flying insects. You will also not have to worry about waxing your vehicle,, and any dirt will easily wash off with a little soap and water. You should ask the technician how to properly care for your vehicle, however.  

The body shop technician can also spray a type of clear wrapping inside of your vehicle, including the seats, floorboards, and dash. This will protect everything from any spills, stains, and light scratches.

If you ever sell your vehicle, wrapping it can increase the resale value. Make sure you keep all paperwork from the body shop, so you can prove that the vehicle is wrapped. For more information, talk to a professional like Tag Towing and Collision.