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    Choosing the Best Parking Spot

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Parking in California’s Bay Area is no easy task. Pick the wrong spot and you may have to deal with bird droppings, a pricey parking ticket, or even an unexpected visit from a tow truck. Whether you have lived in the Fremont area for a long time or you just moved here, following a few parking tips will ensure that you choose a good, safe parking spot.

    Defend Your Car from Scratches

    Parking too close to the cart return or the car next to yours is almost a guarantee that your car will have a scratch or dent on it when you return. If you are willing to walk a bit farther, you can spare your car damage.

    Watch for Trees

    While it’s nice to park under a tree for the shade, you may end up returning to a car covered with tree sap or bird droppings. Tree sap and bird droppings are both difficult to remove, and can in some cases permanently damage car paint.

    Shade Is Key

    One of the best parking tips for car owners who are especially fond of their vehicles is to seek shade. The sun will not only strip the exterior paint of its color, but also drain the color from the interior. Pay to park in covered parking and your car will look new for many years.

    Look Carefully for Towing and Parking Signs

    Upon entering a parking lot, be sure to scan for parking signs and towing signs. Before and after choosing a space, double-check for signs that prohibit parking in the space for a certain time period. You don’t want to end up paying hundreds of dollars because you overlooked a sign that indicates your car will be towed in the event of a parking violation.

    All Ways Towing and Transport of Fremont offers reliable towing services for a great value. If you are a property owner that needs regular towing services, we are happy to oblige, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at (877) 898-6993 or visit our website for more information.

    Steps to Take if Your Car Is Towed

    Last updated 9 months ago

    It’s normal to feel shocked and stressed after discovering that your car is not where you last parked it. In the state of California, a tow truck company must follow specific procedures when removing a vehicle from its parking spot and relocating it to a tow yard. Here are some tips to follow when you realize your car has been towed.

    Stay Calm, Call the Right People

    First, collect your thoughts and try to calm down. Then, call 411 and ask to speak with the local police station. The police will tell you if your car was towed. If it has been towed, look for a nearby sign that indicates who to call. If you do not see a sign, your car may have been illegally towed. In this case, you’ll need to find a list of local towing companies in the yellow pages or on Google, then call each of them until you find out who has your car.

    Call a Friend

    Next, you’ll need to find a ride to the towing company that has your vehicle. If you don’t feel comfortable calling a friend, family member, or loved one, you’ll have to call a taxi—and that won’t be cheap.

    Stop By a Bank or ATM

    Many towing companies do not accept checks or credit cards, so you’ll need to have cash on hand. Take out several hundred dollars if you can, because you may not know how expensive it will be to reclaim your car until you get there.

    All Ways Towing and Transport of Fremont offers light-duty towing, heavy-duty towing, and private property towing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need All Ways Towing and Transport to provide towing service for your business or property, call us at (877) 898-6993. To learn more about our company’s reputation for professionalism and quality service, visit our website today.

    Getting Your Car Ready for Storage

    Last updated 9 months ago

    If you do not plan on driving a car for more than a month, you should consider putting it in storage. Before you store your car, watch this video for AAA’s tips on getting it ready for safe storage.

    First, thoroughly clean the vehicle’s interior and exterior, and make sure everything is dry. Store the car indoors if possible, or use a car cover if you’re storing it outdoors. Change the oil, brake fluid, and antifreeze before you store the car to prevent corrosion and engine damage.

    Do you need high-quality indoor or outdoor vehicle storage in the San Francisco Bay Area? If so, come to All Ways Towing and Transport of Fremont, CA. We have an on-duty attendant, security cameras, and over six acres of space at four different locations. Call us at (877) 898-6993 or visit our website to learn more about our vehicle storage options.

    How To Prepare Your Car for Winter Driving

    Last updated 10 months ago

    The winter season is almost here, and cooler temperatures will put extra strain on your car’s major systems. Before the cold winter weather sets in, it is important to make sure that your car is prepared for winter driving. By scheduling key maintenance procedures, you will ensure that your car provides you with great performance, even when the temperatures drop. Here are some steps you can take to get your car ready for winter driving.

    Check Your Tires
    Your tires will provide you with safety and traction when you are driving on wet or slippery roads. Before the start of winter, it is important to check the condition of your tires. Make sure that your tires are properly inflated, and that your tire treads have not worn down too far. If your tire treads are significantly worn, you may want to purchase a new set.

    Change Your Oil
    Regular oil changes are important around the year, but this service is especially crucial during the winter. Some motorists prefer to switch their car over to winter weight oil during the winter. This special oil blend will make sure that your engine is properly cooled and lubricated on cold days.

    Inspect Your Heating System
    Before you head out on the road this winter, it is important to make sure that your heating system is in proper working order. Your mechanic can inspect your heating system to ensure that it is functioning properly. By maintaining your heating system, you will ensure that you have a heated car when the temperatures drop.

    At All Ways Towing and Transport, we can provide you with all of your winter car maintenance needs. Along with our towing and roadside assistance services, we also offer a full service mechanical shop for all of your auto repair needs. To learn more about the great services our tow truck company has to offer you, give our Fremont location a call at (877) 898-6993. 

    Safety Tips for Driving on Snow and Ice

    Last updated 10 months ago

    When you are driving on snowy or icy roads, it is important to maintain safe control over your vehicle. To stay safe on a slippery road, it is important to slow down. When you need to brake, make sure to tap your brake pedal. Braking too sharply or suddenly can cause a skid. If your car does begin to skid, it is important to remain calm. You will be able to regain control of your vehicle by turning your steering wheel in the direction that your wheels are travelling. This action will help you straighten out your car and remain safely on the road.

    If you are in need of towing or roadside assistance, be sure to contact All Ways Towing and Transport. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with all of your towing and roadside assistance needs. To learn more about the great services we have to offer you, call our Fremont tow truck company at (877) 898-6993. 

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