Tips to Help You Tow a Vehicle Yourself

Tips to Help You Tow a Vehicle Yourself

A Few Things an Auto Wrecker Driver Needs to Know When Towing Another Vehicle The following post will be a bit different than the other articles which we have on our blog page because it is aimed at auto wrecker service providers like Premier Towing and Recovery, not at the people who are in need of roadside assistance. Our specialists will list a few tips for beginner tow truck drivers. We hope that we will help them become more responsible and drive safely at all times! Here are a few things to keep in mind while towing another vehicle: Make wider turns. If you pull a trailer, you need to be extra cautious because the wheels of the trailer will most probably not follow the same track as the tow truck you are driving (of course, this does not apply to flatbed tow trucks). To prevent any problems, you’d better make wider turns to make up for this difference, especially in the areas of your root where you will have to pass tight corners and curves. Be extra cautious when towing uphill and downhill. Towing a large load on a steep slope is definitely a job for master drivers. Downshift when you drive uphill to provide more power and when you drive downhill to slow down the towed car more easily. Try not to overuse the breaks of the auto wrecker vehicle you are driving when going downhill as they may overheat and fail. Leave adequate braking room. There should always be enough braking distance when performing a towing service. If your load is extra-heavy, you need to be...
Which Are the Cases When Booking a Wrecker Service Is a Must?

Which Are the Cases When Booking a Wrecker Service Is a Must?

4 Common Vehicle Problems Which Require Booking an Emergency Towing Service Provider Having the number of a local towing company at hand while you are on the road is always a good idea. Of course, some people were lucky enough to have never used such services in their lives so far, but unfortunately, this does not necessarily mean that they will not need to call a towing company someday when an accident occurs. In order to convince you better about how important it is to know a reliable wrecker service provider in town, Premier Towing and Recovery has created the following short list with the 4 most common cases when tow trucks are necessary: When an accidents occurs on the road. When another vehicle hits you by accident, even if you have no fault, you may need to call professional help in order to get transported to the nearest repair garage. Of course, in such cases, you will first have to contact the police and your insurance company to report the case. When you have not fully inspected your vehicle before going on a long road trip and a major car part fails to operate properly. If you need to replace an important part of your vehicle but it cannot be driven to a local repair shop, you’d better turn to a professional wrecker service provider in Staten Island, NY. When the road conditions are poor and you damage your car because of unexpected circumstances. Although you are not fully responsible for the damage you have sustained, in this case, it is your responsibility to get your automobile to...
What to Do When You Have Problems with Your Vehicle During Your Family Vacation

What to Do When You Have Problems with Your Vehicle During Your Family Vacation

Tips to Help You Book a Towing Assistance Service on the Go If you have gone on a road trip without checking whether your vehicle is in tip top condition, it is very likely that you may remain stuck in the middle of nowhere with a car problem that can only be fixed by a professional mechanic. If children are traveling with you, this may make the situation even worse, especially if they are small and cannot stay still for a long period of time. In order to help you survive such situations, the towing assistance service provider Premier Towing and Recovery has prepared a short article with a few emergency instructions to follow. We hope that you will find our team’s advice useful! If you have a flat tire or any other minor problem that you can solve without calling a towing service provider, do not hurry up to look for a towing agency around the town you are in. If you are not local, there are high chances that you may not find the best price, so you’d better visit an auto repair shop to take the parts you need and fix the problem you have yourself. If the problem is a major one but you have no idea which towing assistance service provider to call because you are not in the area you live in, you can use your phone to browse the web for a reliable auto wrecker. Do not call the first number you see just because the case is an emergency. Take a look at a few sites and contact only the contractor...
Are There Such Things as Motorcycle Salvage Yards?

Are There Such Things as Motorcycle Salvage Yards?

What Is a Motorcycle Wrecker Service? A wrecker service dismantles motorbikes and their parts. These parts are usually bought by people, insurance firms and even auctions, and then the a professional takes off all the valuable parts and pieces from damaged or in pieces bikes. The parts are put in an inventory and are resold to clients. The wrecker service sometimes purchase working motorbikes just for the parts, the normal wrecker will not sell complete motorbikes. He will sell the parts and components to repair or restore a bike with cheaper used parts. On rare occasions, when a wrecker sells a complete or nearly complete motorbike, it is usually an extremely rare or vintage bike that will not be bough on the open market. A motorbike that was in an accident has usually gotten damaged to the point that the it cannot be ridden without replacing some major parts. If the motorbike is more than a few years old, the parts can be very difficult to find via a dealer. This is when a motorbike wrecker service comes invaluable to a motorbike owner. By stripping good and workable parts that are sold to the public, the wrecker then can supply the parts needed to return damaged or broken ones into roadworthy bikes once again. Most of the time, sold on an exchange basis, the wrecker makes sure that there is always some kind of stock in the salvage yard. Some parts that are no good to one owner could be invaluable to another, and may be the last part in a long term restoration or refurbishment project. Many soft...
What Can a Towing Specialist Provide You With?

What Can a Towing Specialist Provide You With?

The Most Common Questions Asked about a Local Wrecker Service If your vehicle has stopped in the middle of the road and you can’t start it, you need to rely on a professional to help you. Many people are not sure what to expect from a local wrecker service, and this is why Premier Towing and Recovery has prepared a few questions and answers which can help you understand more about towing service in general. How much weight can a towing truck take in? The short answer is – a lot. However, if you are looking for specifics, keep on reading! The estimated towing capacity of a common SUV wrecker truck is from five to ten thousand lbs. However, there are flat bed trucks which can carry as much as seventeen thousand lbs. Even if you have an SCV that needs towing, you can be sure that a local wrecker service provider will be able to get it to the repair shop without difficulties. Will a professional towing service be enough to move a significantly damaged vehicle? No matter what kind of car accident you had, you don’t need to worry about transportation. Most towing companies have a fleet of wrecking trucks which are meant for different tasks. Whether the damaged vehicle is another truck or a car, you can be sure that a specialist will bring it to the repair shop without delay. My car’s battery needs a jump start. Can a towing professional help me out? Although a towing service is usually called in order to transfer an entire vehicle to the appropriate repair shop, most companies...
What Is the Cost of a Better Driving Experience?

What Is the Cost of a Better Driving Experience?

How Regular Vehicle Maintenance Can Save You from Booking Roadside Assistance If you want to avoid emergency car breakdown situations and calls to a roadside assistance service provider while you are on a road trip or you are traveling long distance, then you need to take proper care of your vehicle. Just like any other type of equipment, appliance, or machinery that you have, your car also needs regular maintenance. Although it may look a bit expensive for you to cater all of the “needs” that your vehicle has, it is worth the investment when you consider the long term benefits. Here is a short sample checklist with the main things you need to take care of before hitting the road for your summer vacation: Check or replace parts like wires, spark plugs, and timing belts if necessary. Most vehicles would require this every 30,000 miles. The price, of course, varies on the type of vehicle you have. The air filter is the lung of your car, so you may consider replacing it. This will improve the acceleration time of your vehicle. The prices here may vary between $35 and $60 depending on the size of the filter you need. Regularly invest a small amount in tire gauge to help you check the pressure of your tires. Basically, you need to do this every time you plan a trip out of Staten Island, NY just in case. Calling a roadside assistance provider just because your tires are not filled well with air is really a waste of money, even if it will be covered by your insurance company. Dead...
How to Avoid Towing Scams

How to Avoid Towing Scams

Tips to Help You Book a Reliable Towing & Roadside Assistance Company Unfortunately, it is a common scenario for people to get suck in the middle of the highway, call a local towing & roadside assistance provider, and find that they will have to pay a four-digit bill for getting their car transported to the nearest repair shop. If this does not sound fair to you and you definitely don’t want to be ever involved in such a situation, read this post to its very end and learn how to recognize scam roadside assistance companies. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, in only one year, the cases of people tricked by scam towing service providers have doubled. So, instead of booking the first emergency towing service provider you find, always ask questions and do research. A $1,700 bill is not a normal fee to pay for a few miles of towing, no matter what time of the day you called the roadside assistance company. Here is how you can avoid it: 1. Always be prepared for an emergency. Thinking this will never happen to you is the wrong approach. Road accidents happen every day and, in most cases, it is not even your fault that you got suck in the middle of the highway. Having the number of a local towing & roadside assistance provider that a friend has recommended to you is always a good idea. 2. Never trust faith. If a tow truck driver rolls up “accidentally” a few minutes after you have been hit by another vehicle, you should not trust this towing service just...
What to Do after a Car Accident?

What to Do after a Car Accident?

Is it Necessary to Book a Towing Assistance Service When You Get Involved in an Auto Collision? If you have been involved in a motor-vehicle accident which wasn’t your fault, there are several things you need to do immediately afterwards. Today, our towing assistance service specialists will post a short guide to help you manage such stressful situations: Of course, the first thing you need to do is try to stay calm and contact the police to report the accident. Check whether you or the other passengers and drivers involved in the collision are ok. Call an ambulance if someone is in need of emergency medical help or even if you doubt that someone has sustained an injury which is not visible at first sight but the person does not feel well. Take photos of the accident scene, and ask some of the people who witnessed what happened to give you their contact details. This is necessary in order to gain proof that you were not the the negligent driver in case a lawsuit is filed and you need to go to court. Call your attorney immediately for a consultation. If possible, contact a personal injury lawyer who specializes in collision accidents. He/She will help you avoid acting wrong, by telling you what to do and what not to do when the police arrives and asks you to report what happened. Get the name and contact information of the driver at fault as well as his/her insurance information, in order to get reimbursed for your damages. Contact a towing assistance service provider that can take you to the nearest...
How to Recover Your Keys When You’ve Locked Yourself out of the Car

How to Recover Your Keys When You’ve Locked Yourself out of the Car

The Many Benefits of Having the Number of Your Local Wrecker Service Provider on Speed Dial One of the most nerve wrecking and embarrassing situations drivers can experience in life is to lock themselves out of their cars. New vehicles are equipped with all sorts of alarm systems that alert the driver that there is a danger of locking themselves out. . However, if you’re in a hurry or your car is older and does not have a system that alerts you that your keys are still in the car, it’s quite easy to lock yourself out. The question is, how will you recover your keys? Obviously, the best option is to call your local wrecker service provider. Most towing or wrecker service providers offer roadside assistance. Among some of the most common problems they have to deal with are lock-outs. These people have all the necessary tools and equipment to open your vehicle in the most safe and efficient manner. However, many of them will ask you to provide proof that you own the vehicle. There are many ways you can recover your car keys when you’ve locked them inside. Sure, breaking a glass is also an option, but that’s the last thing you want to do. Professional roadside assistance service providers use special tools that allow them to open your car without breaking the lock of your car or causing any scratches on your car’s paint job.. The most common “break-in” equipment they use consists of an air pressure pump and a set of hoses. At the end of the hose, there is a special nozzle that...
The Benefits of Calling a Towing Company When You Have a Problem with Your Vehicle

The Benefits of Calling a Towing Company When You Have a Problem with Your Vehicle

Booking a Towing Assistance Service to Transport You and Your Vehicle to a Repair Shop Can Be Beneficial for You If you do not maintain your vehicle properly or did not get it inspected before your last road trip, the odds of being stuck in the middle of the road are quite high. In order to be sure that you have at hand someone that could help you get out of this situation fast, we advise you to keep the card of a local towing assistance service provider in your wallet. When looking for a reliable roadside assistance contractor, you need to make sure that the company you dial to request emergency towing is licensed for performing accident and insurance towing jobs. Of course, you also need to contact your insurance agency to check whether they can recommend you some local towing companies they prefer to work with. You do not necessarily have to be in a club for towing services in order to get a high-quality service. You just need to have the number of the right roadside assistance company and you will be saved. For all members of the local community of Staten Island, NY we recommend the services of Premier Towing and Recovery. This is a towing assistance service provider with many years of experience and many qualified and dedicated employees who know the area and can arrive faster than Speedy Gonzales. We are always one step ahead of the other local roadside assistance companies because we work with modern towing vehicles which pose little or no hazard for your motor-vehicle. Keep in mind that older...