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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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7 Tips For Improving Your Car’s Battery Life

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There is little more frustrating than heading out in a rush, starting your car and… nothing. A good car battery can last anywhere from 2 to 5 years, but if you are not careful, you can unintentionally shorten that lifespan. Check out our 7 tips for improving your car’s battery: Engine Off, Lights Off A fully charged battery is a happy battery. If you’ve ever left your interior lights on overnight, you know that it can drain the charge right out, leaving you with no transportation.  Before you exit your vehicle, make sure all accessories are turned off, and double…

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7 Important Safety Tips for Motorcyclists

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You love riding your motorcycle. The feeling of the wind in your face, the open road … You can’t get that same thrill riding in a car.  But one wrong move and you can quickly tumble off your motorcycle, your enjoyable afternoon ride turning into a trip to the hospital. Motorcycles pose their own unique safety concerns, and sometimes even the most seasoned riders forget the rules. Here are 7 safety tips for motorcyclists to keep you on the road and enjoying life: Always Wear the Right Gear You don’t want to take a gamble with your life by wearing…

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9 Steps You Must Take If You’re in an Accident

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You’ve just been in a car accident, which is a scary situation all around. Even if the adrenaline rushing through your veins has slowed a bit, your mind may be racing and you find it difficult to concentrate. What do you do next? Do you file a claim? Call the police? Check on the other driver? Here are the 9 steps you must take if you’ve been in a car accident: Get off the Road Safely If you can move your car and you aren’t seriously injured: Get yourself and your car off the road as quickly and safely as…

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4 Tire Care Tips Every Driver Needs to Know

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Tires can be expensive! But tires that are in good working order are necessary to keep you safe on the road. They are the only thing between your vehicle and the road, and proper care ensures that your car will handle well in all sorts of road conditions. When you have to invest in new tires, you want to be sure they will last as long as possible so you don’t have to replace them as often. To get the most out of your tires, follow these important care tips: Proper Inflation Proper inflation makes a significant difference in how…

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5 Tips for Staying Safe During a Nighttime Breakdown

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Having car trouble is frustrating, but experiencing a breakdown at night can be dangerous. The dark makes it more difficult for approaching traffic to see you and your vehicle, which can lead to scary conditions while you wait for a tow truck. To keep yourself – and others – safe if you experience a breakdown at night, here are 5 things to remember: Use Your Hazards Your biggest enemy during a nighttime breakdown is the dark. Turning on your hazard lights, as well as your headlights, will help passing vehicles see you as they drive by. The dark makes it…

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4 Winter Car Care Tips to Help You Avoid a Breakdown

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Winter is upon us, with it, winter driving conditions. Dropping temperatures, snow, and ice bring an increase in breakdowns and accidents. In these situations, waiting for a tow truck can be especially scary as any precipitation causes low visibility and slippery roads. Here are some ways you can winterize your vehicle and decrease your chance of a breakdown: Switch to Snow Tires Snow tires are formulated to grip to the road in lower temperatures better than all-season tires. If you are reusing tires from a previous winter season, be sure there is adequate tread to avoid slipping. A simple penny…

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