Thursday, 18 December 2014

Few things to check Your Roadside service

When you travel it is helpful to make sure you have all of your maintenance complete prior to the trip. I know this sounds attractive basic, but, I see a lot of people stranded because they did not check simple preservation items before they drove off. Even if you have free towing with your cover it still sucks to sit around waiting for a tow truck on a holiday days.

Here are a few things to always check:

Air filter

Oil

Transmission fluid

Brakes

Tires

If you cannot remember when you final checked them, it is probably time to check them again. In fact, it is probably time to replace most of them before the trip. Your owner’s manual will give you the proper steps to check all these areas, so look it up there.

That is OK. I would propose you ask your friends or family members who they trust and drive down to spend a few minutes with them. Any reputable shop will gladly show you how to check all this and help make sure you do not have problems on your vacation. Depending on where you live, private shops will charge $40 to $120.00 per hour. The oil check etc. should be free but expect to pay for labor and parts that need to be replaced.

If you are still check all over yourself, here are 2 higher priority problems: First, Serpentine belts. Today, most cars have a single belt that all divers. Good news- only one belt to replace. BAD news- if it fails, you lose the whole enchilada!

How to check your belt. Look at the belt. There are two sides: a smooth side and a ribbed side. Look at the ribbed side-the belt wind around special pulleys so you should be able to see the ribbed piece. On the smooth side does it seem glossy glaze like a donut? ALL of these are bad news.

Change the belt. Belts are fairly cheap, $40-$70 in most cases. FYI I have seen belts break and take out the idler, tensioned, fan, water pump and, once even the radiator. Second high priority item.

The battery. If you travel with an electric cooler or anything else that drains the battery, inverters for DVDs, games, and extra. make sure your battery terminals are clean and there is no corrosion on the wires. Make sure you disconnect the battery zappers when you shut the car off.

Final note, always make sure the interior lights are off so you don't run the battery down. I once drove seventy five miles to pick up a car because the woman didn't know that her "ice-less" cooler would use up the battery!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Towing Service Offers Free Tows to Combat Drinking and Driving

Local law enforcement agencies have started initiating their 4th annual 'No Excuses' campaign, insisting not to drink and drive as holiday season has been kick started. 

To create awareness on safety and to portray the campaign theme of no excuse to drink and drive, Apollo Towing has came forward offering free towing services. 

This is the notable fourth time free tows home to drivers that is been offered by Apollo Towing, so there is no excuse to drink and drive. The law enforcement agencies on the other hand will be tracking out for drunk drivers. 

In order to save life and abandon driving under the influence of DWI, this free tow home and a free ride home initiative is launched and hence there will be no excuse at all, said Apollo Towing VP Mike Staff.
Apollo towing hopes to increase the number of benefiters this year as they could reach only 8 people use this service in the previous year. 

People can avail this free towing service every weekend from 6pm to midnight and service begins on Thanksgiving weekend and will be extended till New Year's weekend. Free tows will be offered on Wednesday December 24th, Thursday December 25th, Wednesday December 31st, and Thursday January 1st.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Attractive Advantage of towing services

Towing services are receiving popular these days. A lot of people have taken advantage of this service especially when they are in a situation that can surely cause them inconvenience. Aside from the usual engine trouble and roadside accidents, here are 5 situations that will need you to take advantage of the services of an approved towing services provider.

Your stolen sports car has been set up on some highway. It's out of gas and you have to come get it yourself. You do not in fact have to retrieve your stolen car on your own. Call a licensed towing truck operator that specializes in stolen vehicle recovery. This ensures that you get professional service that keeps your beloved sports car in good condition when it is delivered to your home.

When you have locked your car and you cannot find your keys. It happens to every driver: getting locked out of the car. Sometimes, a lock helps and sometimes, it's better to get cheap towing. Expert operator may have a diversity of keys to help you get back inside your car.

When you are 4x4 cannot get out of a sticky situation. Whether it's getting stuck in mud or you have driven into a ditch, you all need the skill and might of a towing truck service. Don't wait to shape things out and come up with a MacGyver-type solution to getting your 4x4 out. By calling a tow truck services as soon as it happens, you all get out of the sticky situation quicker and without any stress.

When you are moving and that include moving your motor home, too. Vehicles homes are excellent for holidays on the road. But they can be a bother when you have to move from one suburb to another. Towing service your motor home or caravan could be simpler and cheaper than having a removals company do it.

In some cases, when a car simply refuses to go, it means the battery's dead. It's old and it has not been cleaned, you have got a bad alternator or the reported number one reason for dead batteries you have left your headlights on for too long. 

Whatever the reasons are behind the "death" of your battery, you know you all need to towing and recovery it. And in order to guarantee that towing and recovery is finished right, call a tow truck service.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Towing companies’ starts plans to grow in Clay Township

A Towing company is planning a $400,000 growth as it consolidates to Clay Township.

Englewood Truck is closing its ability at 1128 S. Main St. in Englewood and consolidates its business operation to 7510 Jacks Lane in Clay Township, where it plans to construct a new building.

The Towing company has purchase property to expand its vehicle storage area for an 8,100 square foot, 3-bay garage. It will also have a larger fenced-in area for vehicle storage.

Englewood Truck, which provides towing services and truck maintenance companies for local jurisdiction and the state, is a family-owned business. Owner Anthony Cecrle plans to sell the property in Englewood as part of the consolidation.

In all, it has thirty workers, ten of whom would be moving from Englewood to Clay Township as part of the plan. The towing company plans to employ five to seven in the next three years, according to documents obtained from Montgomery County.

Englewood Truck is seeking $40,000 in Montgomery County economic development to make that happen. Cecrle owner intend to finance the remainder of the cost of the scheme himself, according to the grant request.

The towing company hopes to sell its Englewood land by the end of the year, and have its new building construct by October 2015.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Most Important Tips for Towing Your Vehicles by Towingrankings


You could have problem with the engine or have a battery dead that needs to be replace on the spot. Despite of the case, you will certainly need the assistance of a professional towing company to help out. You should also take into concern the different risks related with towing. Below is a list of the top ten towing risks.

1. Emergency tools – Every single towing provider should have a total emergency kit with all the needed tools stored and ready to go. The basics should include a flashlight, red fluorescent triangle lamp, tool set and spare tires in the trunk. 

2. Tires – Blown out tires are main problems that must be address immediately. Repair any flat tires before hoist them onto the flatbed truck. Tires must be changed to stop the load from flipping over due to instability. Check the stress gauge on the tires as well for added safety measures.

3. Reckless Towing – Under no conditions should the towing crew stand on the sides of the truck. One hasty turn could spell disaster for all, especially the crew members standing external holding on to the vehicle. Forever ride inside the truck with the doors locked.

4. Visibility Issues – Visibility becomes summary during bad weather and when it gets dark. Make sure you keep your headlights on at every time and make sure you pay extra close thought to road signs. 

5. Proper Equipment – Check your owner’s manual to ensure that you have the proper equipment and that your vehicle can safely handle the weight capacity of the load. 

6. Don’t go Speed - This is fairly obvious. Keep enough braking distance between the next vehicles at all times.

7. Not a Towing Vehicle – not at all attempt to connect a larger vehicle to a modern SUV. Trailer hitches are not fitting for all vehicles. Your vehicle must meet requirements before hooking up any trailers.

8. Pointed Turns – You should drive slower than usual during steep down slopes or sharp turns. Not only can you cause serious damage to the axle and chassis of the truck, you also lose control and fall over entirely, so be careful.

Friday, 17 October 2014

What Expect Commercial and Roadside Assistance

What Expect Commercial and Roadside Assistance for rental cars and fleet vehicles are especially unique? Most rental cars were built in the last five years and typically have less than 28,000 miles. These vehicles don't typically need towing services more upon services. For example 24 Hour Towing, Heavy Duty Towing and Local Long Distance Towing are the most common services.

Roadside assistance for vehicles is normally more expensive due to the industrial use that these vehicles see. They are ambitious harder, full down with more weight and can have flat tires once per week from nails on jobsites. Get ready to spend almost twice as much for construction vehicles compare to regular automobiles.

Roadside assistance for own nuances. While they are not motivated or used to the extremes that construction vehicles are, they have generally been modified for delivery or the main service for instance carpet cleaning and flower delivery. These modifications make breakdowns far more likely and so the costs of roadside assistance increase.

The roadside assistance for commercial vehicles is typically more. You can in fact save money when you cover more vehicles. Volume discount are the only way to make commercial roadside assistance reasonable. Discounts start adding up when 15 or more vehicles can be covered at once.

Purchase after getting multiple quotes. Each supplier will need to see a list of your vehicles and will offer a price per vehicle for the entire fleet. A comparison then needs to be made to make sure that you are getting relevant services. Many companies are able to sell multiple services that a consumer would never use but the consumer buys it because of the number of services offered for the price. 

All Services most useful are towing, flat repair, lockout services for when a person has run out. In the case of towing there is not a great deal to know. In general a service that will take the vehicle to the near repair facility up to 50 miles is enough. Flat repair will consist of changing the spare if there is a difficulty and the driver is not able to do it.

Directions and connections are just that. Call the service number and an operator will walk you through steps to get back on track if you are lost or an address to a location if you cannot find it.

Monday, 6 October 2014

The World’s Biggest Tow Truck Parade Ready Now

Time to start collecting toys and get ready for this year’s Tow Trucks for Tots parade. Every second Sunday in November months, towing companies all through the Midwest converge to Rockdale, Ill and stage their trucks for the world’s biggest tow truck parade. 

This year’s show off is scheduled for November 9th, 2014, 5:00 a.m.

The Hollywood Casino, 7
77 Hollywood Blvd. Joliet Ill. 60436.

Tow Trucks for Tots has 3 primary goals:

To bring a much-needed toy to a deserving boy or girl.

To enhance the image of the towing industry.

To break the Guinness Book of World Records entry for the largest tow truck parade.

The months during before the parade, all towing companies’ owner and towers are encouraged to collect toys for children ages newborn-18 years old.