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3 Ways to Save Money on Your Towing Bill

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Vehicle breakdowns can be expensive. Beyond the cost of new parts and repairs, there is also the initial tow.  It makes sense this important service can be a bit pricey. Delivering your broken vehicle to a mechanic is a crucial step, especially if your car is in bad shape, or stuck in a potentially dangerous location.  But that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank in order to receive high-quality towing services. Here are three tips to help you save money on your towing bill:  Check With Your Insurance Many auto insurance plans offer coverage for towing services. This…

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5 Tips for Defensive Driving in the Rain

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Poor weather conditions are an unfortunate part of life, especially if you need to go somewhere.  Because of the increased risk on the road, most people try to stay home during rainstorms. However, this isn’t always possible. If you must drive somewhere in the rain, it’s important to do so with safety as a priority.  Follow these 5 tips for defensive driving in the rain:  Be Alert Rain and snow can lower your visibility, so it’s important to remain alert when you’re behind the wheel in these conditions. Be especially on the lookout for pedestrians who may be walking near…

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What to Do When You See a Motorist Who Needs Roadside Assistance

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The thing about bad luck is that it seems like everyone gets their turn with it. Sometimes you’re the poor chump stranded on the side of the road, sometimes you’re the witness driving past.  Poor weather, mechanical breakdowns, collisions, and many other hazards of the road can leave drivers in dangerous positions.  If you spot another driver in an emergency, offering your help can make a huge difference. But it’s important to pull over with a plan of action, so you can safely and effectively aid the situation.  Here are 5 steps to take when you see another motorist who…

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4 Tips for Avoiding Reckless Drivers Who Are Distracted By Their Phones

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Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of automobile collisions. This is a shame, because these dangerous and costly accidents are easily preventable. Putting away your cell phone and all other distractions is the best way to protect yourself from the dangers of reckless driving. Unfortunately, when you’re on the road, your safety relies not only on your own judgment, but also on the judgment of the drivers around you. As long as other people are still using their phones behind the wheel, you could be at risk of a collision.  The good news is there are ways to…

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5 Tips for Saving Gas (& Money!)

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Filling up on gas is one of those necessary evils of owning a car. Not only is it inconvenient, but it’s also expensive. If you’ve been spending a heavy buck on gasoline, you may be looking for a few ways to cut down the costs. Here are 5 tips to help you save gas – and money! Drive Smart The best way to save gas on every trip is to drive safely.  At over 50 mph, fuel efficiency starts to decline. So if speeding helps you get where you’re going a smidge faster, you better hope there’s a gas station…

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3 Hardest Parts of a Tow Truck Driver’s Job

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Tow truck drivers are the unsung heroes of the road. They are always there when we need them, certified and licensed, without a complaint. Have you ever wondered what the job is really like? Most tow truck drivers enjoy their jobs. It is a relatively low-stress position with plenty of security and downtime. But there are a few things that make the job a bit difficult.  Experienced towers find ways to cope with these obstacles, yet still, it’s a good thing as a client to be aware of what your driver might be going through. Here are a few of…

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3 Things You Must Do to Ensure Proper Fleet Maintenance

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Keeping your commercial fleet on the road is key to profitability and efficiency in your business.  If one of your trucks – or, heaven forbid, multiple trucks – goes down, you have to re-configure routes and loads, re-assigning drivers and making sure everything gets where it needs to be on time. To keep your fleet on the road, taking some preventative maintenance steps is necessary for top truck condition. Here are 3 things you must do to ensure proper fleet maintenance and better control of your fleet operations: Schedule Routine Maintenance Preventing a problem through routine maintenance is always less…

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5 Tips for Dealing with Dangerous Road Conditions

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Whether you’re heading out on a nice, long road trip or just getting ready to go home from work, dangerous road conditions can strike no matter what season or where you live. These conditions mean your vehicle poses a threat not just to yourself, but also to other drivers on the road.  With a little preparation and some careful defensive driving, you can navigate dangerous road conditions as you run into them, keeping yourself and others safer. Here are 5 tips for dealing with dangerous road conditions: Stop Hydroplaning When it’s rainy, puddles form on the road and can create…

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6 Conditions that Make Being a Tow Truck Driver Dangerous

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Tow truck drivers have one of the most dangerous jobs out there. A 2019 study by the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium found a risk of being killed on the job of 15 times higher than other occupations. The risk of injury for tow truck drivers is more than double that of other jobs. Here are 6 things that make being a tow truck driver a dangerous occupation: Hazardous Weather No matter the weather, tow truck drivers are out working. If your car gets stuck in a snow drift, who has to come pull it out? A tow truck driver….

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4 Tire Safety Tips Every Driver Needs to Know

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It’s happened to every driver at some point: You’re driving along when you notice that your steering isn’t as smooth as it was. Maybe your tire blows completely, or you’re just driving the rest of the way home on a really squishy low tire. Either way, keeping your tires in great condition is important to always staying safe when you’re on the road. To protect your tires – and yourself – here are 4 tire safety tips every driver needs to know: Rotate Often Rotating your tires helps them wear more evenly, leaving you less likely to have a wobbly,…

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