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    Winter Maintenance for Your Car

    Last updated 6 days ago

    When the winter draws near, a number of changes tend to occur. You may be switching from air conditioning to heating and packing up your tank tops in favor of sweaters. Your car is among the many things that are affected by the change of seasons, and failing to provide the proper maintenance may result in the necessity of tow truck services. Keep reading to learn what kind of winter maintenance is needed for your car.

    Brakes

    Regardless of the season, your brakes are arguably the most important component of your car. You should be checking your brakes regularly, and this becomes more important during the winter. Inclement weather is more likely to occur during the colder months of the year, so it is important to bolster your vehicle with the ability to handle the change. Snow is not the only type of winter weather that may make driving more difficult; sleet, hail, and freezing rain can also challenge drivers. Make sure that your brakes are in adequate condition before you find yourself in the thick of the winter season.

    Oil and Filter

    Talk to your preferred mechanic or auto repair shop before the winter sets in. You will want to check your oil and your filters to make sure that your car works as well throughout the winter as it does through the rest of the year. Ensure that your oil is clean and that the filter is functioning so you do not find yourself calling for roadside assistance during your next outing.

    Tires

    Inspect your tire pressure as well as thread depth. Your tires are the only parts of your car that touch the ground, and tire pressure is affected by temperature; thus, this detail becomes more important throughout the winter. Check your tire pressure every week.

    If you need help with your car’s winter maintenance, call All Ways Towing and Transport at (877) 898-6993. We are a Fremont based tow truck company that provides quality roadside assistance. For more information about our towing services, please feel free to visit our website or stop by and see us today.

    The History of All Ways Towing and Transport

    Last updated 13 days ago

    It is always easier to trust a company when you know a little bit about their background. All Ways Towing and Transport has been trusted for many years, and for good reasons. Keep reading to learn about the history of All Ways Towing and Transport.

    All Ways Towing and Transport and All Ways Automotive were established by Vincent J. Haavisto in 1975. The enterprise got its start as a Chevron dealer that offered light auto repair as well as self-service and full-service gasoline. Towing services were then added to the company’s repertoire in 1979. All Ways Towing and Transport now operates out of three convenient locations providing road service, transportation, and towing and recovery services. All Ways Automotive offers a full range of automotive services out of a shop in San Leandro.  

    Are you interested in learning more about the history of All Ways Towing and Transport? Feel free to give us a call at (877) 898-6993 or visit our website. Our tow truck company provides roadside assistance services in Fremont. If you live in the area, stop by and see us today.

    Avoid Drunk Driving to Keep from Getting Towed

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Drunk driving is a serious problem that in many cases results in tragic consequences. One of the less severe consequences is seeking roadside assistance from a towing company. Keep reading to learn more about drunk driving and its consequences. 

    Statistics

    According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., over 30 percent of car accidents in which there are fatalities are due in part to an intoxicated driver or pedestrian. These types of accidents occur thousands of times each year, and injuries are even more common. Over one million individuals are arrested for driving while intoxicated every year, hundreds of thousands of whom are ultimately convicted. However, millions of others report episodes of drunk driving each year.

    Blood Alcohol Content

    While those who are of age may operate a vehicle with blood alcohol content up to .08 percent, those who are under 21 years of age may not operate a vehicle after ingesting any amount of alcohol. Your blood alcohol content affects your emotions and motor skills in several ways, with increased blood alcohol content leading to even stronger effects. A blood alcohol content of .02 tends to bring about feelings of relaxation, lack of judgment, and an impaired ability to multi task. After a few more drinks, a blood alcohol content of .08 will reduce your concentration as well as your muscle coordination. These impairments not only affect your ability to drive a car but also to operate jet skis, snowmobiles, and bicycles.

    Consequences

    Aside from potential fatalities and injuries, there are a number of legal consequences that may result from drunk driving. A conviction for drunk driving may carry a heavy fine, revocation of your license, and potential jail time. The specific legal consequences that may occur after a drunk driving accident typically vary by state.

    All Ways Towing and Transport aims to provide the Fremont area with towing services and high quality roadside assistance. If you would like to know more about our tow truck company, feel free to visit our website or give us a call at (877) 898-6993. Please stop in and meet with us today if you live in the area.

    Winterizing Your Car

    Last updated 27 days ago

    Winterizing your car is beneficial to people in all climates. Even if you do not live in an area that tends to receive snow or ice, inclement weather like rain or fog can make driving more challenging. Watch this video clip for a few tips on winterizing your car.

    Before you head out, it is always a good idea to check the weather so that you know what to expect. Regularly check your tire pressure so that you can maintain control over your vehicle, and be sure that your brakes are in proper working order. Always drive carefully and safely by being cognizant of other drivers on the road.

    For more tips on winterizing your car, contact All Ways Towing and Transport or visit our website. We serve the Fremont area with a variety of roadside assistance services. Are you interested in learning more about our tow truck company, feel free to stop by and meet with us or give us a call (877) 898-6993 today.

    A Look at Some Towing Rules and Regulations

    Last updated 19 days ago

    In the interest of every vehicle owner and tow truck company in California, the state has enacted a number of towing laws. Knowing these laws will keep your vehicle on the safe side when you publicly park in the state.

    Private Property

    If your car is parked on private property, the owner of that property can legally call a tow truck company to have your vehicle removed, without warning, at any given time. However, if your vehicle is missing one of the key components of operability—wheels, an engine, a battery—the property owner must wait 24 hours and notify police before calling a towing company.

    Sign Requirements

    No towing company may legally take your vehicle from public areas that lack visible, 17" by 22" signs. If the sign is obscured or undersized, a tow truck company could be found guilty of predatory towing—a scheme in which cars are illegally towed for monetary gain. Therefore, it's crucial to look for these signs and report incidents of predatory towing to your local authorities.

    Recovery Fees

    Fremont towing companies are prohibited from charging more than a single day's storage fee, as long as you retrieve your vehicle within 24 hours of a towing incident. So if you come to get your car within that timeframe, but the tow truck company still tries to charge you extra, the matter should probably be reported to the authorities.

    Restricted Times

    The parking rules of a given street or lot can all depend on the time of day or week. Some areas allow parking at night, restrict it by day, or vice versa, while many street sides are sectioned off during select periods for cleaning. Seasonal road sweeps are sometimes difficult to keep abreast of, so you must stay alert for any notification signs wherever you park your vehicle.

    All Ways Towing and Transport works within the law to provide quality roadside assistance in Fremont. To find out more about our services, visit us online or call us at (877) 898-6993.

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