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    Creating an Emergency Kit for Your Car

    Last updated 4 days ago

    No car is perfect, and neither is any driver. An emergency kit can help to keep you safe while you wait for roadside assistance. Here are a few tips for creating an emergency kit for your car. 

    Survival Materials

    It is important to have certain survival materials with you at all times. Not every breakdown will be a life or death situation, but it is better to have your bases covered in cases that involve inclement weather or other danger. Granola bars, energy bars, or any other type of small snack that is loaded with protein and nutrients are always helpful. Bottles of water are also key elements for your emergency kit. Bring along a blanket because some areas can get cold at night, even during the warmer months of the year.

    Attention Tools

    If you break down in an unfamiliar area and either do not have cell phone service or the number for a tow truck, you will need tools that can help you attract attention. Roadside flares and a help sign can both be effective in attracting the attention of other drivers who can help you out. A flashlight can be used for a multitude of different purposes, and attracting attention is one of them. When you are creating your emergency kit, be sure to bring along plenty of items that can help make you as visible as possible.

    Repair Equipment

    Your emergency kit should also have tools that can help you get yourself back on the road. If you are simply stuck due to a dead battery, jumper cables can get you going again. You should also bring screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, and tire pressure gauges. Even paper towels and duct tape may be enough to get yourself back on the road depending on your situation.

    All Ways Towing and Transport is a towing and roadside assistance company that serves the Fremont area. If you would like to know more about our tow truck and roadside services, please feel free to visit our website. You can also stop by and meet with us or call us at (877) 898-6993 if you live in the area.

    Identifying Wear on Your Car's Tires

    Last updated 11 days ago

    It is important to be able to assess the wear on your tires in order to provide the proper maintenance. Watch this video for help in identifying wear on your car’s tires.

    Your tires are burdened with bearing the weight of your vehicle, and a small amount of your tires touches the ground at one time. When you inspect your tires, look across the whole tread. If you see a white line around the outside of the tire, you may have a suspension problem; the same is true if the tire is worn only on the inside. Be careful not to overinflate your tires or you will wear out the center.

    For help in identifying wear on your car’s tires, call All Ways Towing and Transport at (877) 898-6993. We are happy to provide the Fremont area with roadside assistance including towing. Are you interested in learning more about our services? Stop by and meet with us or visit our website for more information.

    The Essentials of Car Tire Maintenance

    Last updated 17 days ago

    Keeping your car tires in good shape is essential for the maneuverability and safety of your car. Giving your tires the proper maintenance can help them to enjoy a long working life. Keep reading to learn about the essentials of car tire maintenance.

    There are many things that you can do in order to ensure that your car tires stay reliable over the course of many miles. Firstly, it is important to check the pressure of your tires on a monthly basis. This should include your spare tire; this is especially important if you are going on a road trip. You can check your tire’s wear by placing a penny into a groove in the tire; this can help you gauge whether or not your tire has a safe amount of tread. You can also use tire rotation to help your tires perform better and last longer.

    Would you like to know more about car tire maintenance? Contact All Ways Towing and Transport or visit our website. We are a Chicago based roadside assistance service. You can find out more about our services by stopping by and meeting with us or calling us at (877) 898-6993.

    Services You Can Expect from Your Tow Truck Driver

    Last updated 25 days ago

    Tow truck drivers must meet many different requirements in order to hold their jobs. They are also responsible for a variety of different services as tow truck drivers. Keep reading to learn about the services you can expect from your tow truck driver.

    Expert Knowledge

    In addition to their physical assistance, tow truck drivers can provide a wealth of expert knowledge. Since they are professionals and are often very experienced in their field, they can help you with any questions you may have. If you explain any vehicle troubles you are experiencing, typically a tow truck driver will be able to offer a solution; furthermore, he or she can explain the solution in terms that an average driver will understand.

    Roadside Repairs

    Tow truck drivers can also perform basic repairs to your vehicle. If you need a flat tire replaced or your battery jumped, a tow truck driver can usually perform this type of task. He or she can also help you with broken or disconnected wires as well as spark plugs that need to be replaced. If you run out of gas while on the road, you can call a tow truck to deliver enough fuel to get you to a gas station. Your driver can also make the necessary arrangements to tow your vehicle to a service shop or gas station.

    Tow Service

    Your tow truck driver will attach your vehicle to the tow truck or move it onto the flatbed. Then he or she will connect lights to the back of the vehicle, if necessary. After relocating the vehicle to the desired location, the tow truck driver will then handle the payment and provide the customer with a receipt. The receipt will describe the services performed, the cost for the services, and the method of payment.

    If you would like to know more about the kinds of services you can expect from your tow truck driver, call All Ways Towing and Transport at (877) 898-6993. We provide the Fremont area with towing and other roadside assistance services. You can find out more about our business by visiting our website.

    Creating a Road Safety Kit for Your Car

    Last updated 1 month ago

    When you are embarking on a long road trip it is important to bring a safety kit along with you. If anything goes wrong with your car, you do not want to find yourself stranded on the side of the road. Watch this video to learn how to create a road safety kit for your car.

    Your car should always be stocked with your road safety supplies. Always keep jumper cables on hand in case you break down. You should also have a tire inflation product in case you get a flat. Bring a flashlight and batteries for when you are stuck in the dark as well as food and water for when you are stuck for a long period of time.

    All Ways Towing and Transport is a towing and recovery service that operates in the Hayward area. If you would like to know more about our services, feel free to give us a call at (877) 898-6993 or visit our website.

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