Getting Your Car Ready For Emergencies
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Getting Your Car Ready For Emergencies

After I started traveling a lot for work, I realized that I needed to be ready for anything life threw at me. I didn't want to get stranded on the road without any supplies to my name. I started collecting little things that might help during an emergency, and it was amazing to see how much of a difference it made. When I was stranded a few months later, I was prepared while I waited for the tow truck. This blog is all about preparing for towing services and getting your car ready for emergencies. After all, you never know when you will be faced with trouble.


Getting Your Car Ready For Emergencies

  • Reasons Why The Car's Heater Isn'T Working

    3 August 2016

    Heaters work by hot coolant circulating around the engine to blow it into the car. When working properly, Autobytel says that the heaters should blow air between 75F and 100F. Sometimes, the heater doesn't work just right and here are the most common reasons for that. The Thermostat Isn't Working Thermostats operate the thermal valve. When the engine is cold, the valve remains shut to get the engine warm enough. Once warm, the valve will open to allow the extra heat out.

  • Watch For These Warning Signs That Suggest A Failing Car Battery

    7 April 2016

    When you experience car trouble, it's a comfort to know that you can call your local towing service and have a tow truck driver meet you at your location in a short amount of time. While the driver can certainly tow you to your mechanic's garage, he or she can also jump your battery if a dead battery is the reason for your breakdown. If your battery is the lone problem, there's no point in getting towed to the garage -- but you won't necessarily know that the battery was to blame if you aren't aware of the signs to watch for.

  • How To Stay Warm In Your Broken-Down Car During The Winter

    5 April 2016

    Although a vehicle breakdown never comes at a good time, it's even more of a concern if your vehicle stops working in the cold weather of winter. It's beneficial to call a tow truck right away so that you don't have to sit in the cold any longer than necessary, but the reality is that if you're in an isolated area, you'll have to get creative to stay warm while you wait.

  • Essential Items To Keep In Your Vehicle Safety Kit To Use While Waiting For A Tow

    30 March 2016

    No motorist ever wants to experience a vehicle breakdown that requires a tow, but it's important to always be prepared for the chance that this event occurs. Being able to safely pull to the side of the road, turn on your four-way flashers and call a local towing service are all important initial steps to take, but having the right equipment in your vehicle's emergency safety kit can also help you stay safe as you wait for the tow truck to arrive.

  • Three Options For Your New Apartment Complex's Parking Lot

    29 March 2016

    If you are the owner of a new apartment complex, you and the management have to figure out how to deal with the parking lot. You can't simply make the lot open to everyone because then anyone -- from visitors to complete strangers to people abandoning their cars -- could park in the lot, taking up spaces meant for residents. Even gates can't really help this since many times, a fast car can sneak in behind a resident entering the lot before the gate closes.