Summer Vehicle Maintenance Tips

Summer Vehicle Maintenance Tips

How to Keep Your Car Away from Your Auto Wrecker Although towing companies are a necessity, there is definitely not even a single driver in Staten Island, NY who really likes to use an auto wrecker service. In fact, most people try to avoid it by taking regular care of their cars, especially when they are hitting the road for a long family vacation over the summer. Here are some maintenance tips which will help you avoid vehicle problems and stay safe while traveling during your holiday: De-winterize your vehicle. The first thing that you can start with is replacing the winter tires. They are heavy and will definitely lower your fuel economy. If you want your engine to run smoothly, make sure that the oil has been changed on time and you will not have to do this while on vacation. Check the level of your power steering fluid in order to make sure that you will not experience any issues with your steering wheel. Visit an expert to get your fuel filter checked. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend that you change it every 2 years. Use the accurate gauge to check your tire pressure a few days before your vacation. Low tire pressure or a flat tire may lead to a severe motor-vehicle accident and you may have to eventually book a wrecker service. Something as small as that can have a big impact over you and other people while you drive. Keep in mind that an over-inflated tire, on the other hand, will make less contact with the road and in wet weather conditions can lead to...
How to Act When Your Car Is on Fire

How to Act When Your Car Is on Fire

Can an Auto Wrecker Help You Save Your Vehicle after a Car Fire? Rarely, there is a single cause for a car fire. There are usually a number of factors that affect your vehicle before it goes on fire. Of course, an auto wrecker cannot save you from the fire itself but can help you to immediately transport your automobile to a repair shop where professionals will try to restore it back to a good condition. So, although you believe that such a misfortune will never happen to you, it is a good idea to have the emergency number of a local towing company just in case! Today, we will discuss some of the main reasons which can provoke such vehicle problems: Design flaws. In this case, the manufacturer should take the full responsibility for the recovery of your vehicle. Improper maintenance or failure to fix a motor-vehicle problem on time. If your car is giving you different signals that there is a problem but you neglect them and go on a road trip besides the obvious signals of danger, you, as a driver, will be the one to blame in case a fire occurs. Being unresponsive will not necessarily lead to an ignition in your gas tank but taking driving risks in general is the first step towards a car fire. Another damaged car on the road next to you or a motor-vehicle accident. Even if your car is in a perfect condition when there is a major road accident and other vehicles are on fire, you are also directly exposed to the same risk. If you are...
Basic Supplies Needed for Towing

Basic Supplies Needed for Towing

How to Provide a Towing Assistance Service When an Emergency Occurs If you notice another car which has been involved in a road accident and you want to help, you first need to make sure that you are well equipped to perform towing services. In most cases, it is very likely that a towing assistance service provider may have to be called, especially if the vehicle owner wants to be sure that the car won’t get damaged while being transported to the auto repair shop. If you, however, want to find out what is needed for quality towing to be performed, read this post to its very end! Trailer hitch receiver. This is a car part which needs to be attached underneath the automobile that has to do the towing. It should face outward so it can receive the trailer hitch mechanism and secure the connection between both vehicles. The hitch types are as follows: – Hitch class 1. It tows gross trailer weight of about 2,000 lbs – Hitch class 2. It tows gross trailer weight of about 3,500 lbs – Hitch class 3. It tows gross trailer weight of about 8,000 lbs – Hitch class 4/5. It tows gross trailer weight of about 18,000 lbs Ball mount or drawbar. This is a car part which slides into the trailer hitch receiver providing a base for mounting the ball. Different shops sell different styles, sizes, and heights of drawbars. Make sure that what you are about to purchase is right (which will be suitable for your car)! Pin and clip. These serve to hold the ball mount inside...
What are the Benefits of Recycling Your Vehicle?

What are the Benefits of Recycling Your Vehicle?

Our Auto Wrecker Knows How Taking Your Car to a Junk Yard that Does Recycling Can Be Beneficial for You If you have been involved in a severe car accident and your car is no longer drivable, we strongly recommend you to book an auto wrecker service and get your vehicle towed to a junkyard. If you are concerned about the environment and want to gain some profits from that, we recommend you to take your car to facility that offers recycling services as well. Here are a few reasons why you need to do it: Recycling only a single ton of steel saves: 1,400 pounds of coal, 2,500 pound of iron ore, and 120 pounds of limestone. Recycling one ton of steel oil filters saves: 1,700 pounds of steel, 10 cubic yards of landfill space, and 30 gallons of used oil. If only steel fenders were recycled, more than 8 million tons of raw material would be saved. If only aluminum wheels were recycled, it would save more than 1.70 billion kilowatt hours of energy. Recycling metal uses 75% less energy than making new metal. This is why, recycling old vehicles saves nearly 86 million barrels of oil per year. Recycling brake pads which contain 15% to 30% of copper saves a lot of landfill space and reduces the need for mining. Windshields and windows can also be recycled and used for the production of asphalt and artificial sand. In fact, recycling glass is proven to reduce the air pollution in the US with as much as 20% and water pollution with 50%. Around 70 million tons of...
6 Warning Smells That Indicate Your Car Is Not “Feeling” Well

6 Warning Smells That Indicate Your Car Is Not “Feeling” Well

How to Detect a Car Problem and Prevent the Need for a Wrecker Service Although many people ignore the smells coming from their cars, understanding their meaning can help a lot, especially when there is a vehicle problem that needs to be urgently addressed. In order to help you solve your vehicle problems on time by understanding them and not feel the need for booking a wrecker service when you get stuck in the middle of the road while you are traveling, we have prepared a list with the main warning smells that your car may emit. 1. Rotten eggs. This smell can indicate a couple of problems: a poorly operating engine and a problem with the catalytic converter when it is not converting hydrogen sulfide in the exhaust to sulfur properly. 2. Hot oil. This smell usually indicates that there is leaking oil onto the exhaust system. To verify where the leak comes from, look for oil on the pavement or smoke coming from the engine area. Make sure the engine is turned off before you make an attempt to checking for a leak. 3. Gasoline. This smell is likely to indicate a gas leak from the fuel tank or fuel injector. This is extremely hazardous, so you should stop your car right after you smell a similar odor. 4. Burning carpet. This is really a bad sign, indicating brake trouble. Make sure you get your brakes checked as soon as possible after you sense a similar smell. It may be very dangerous to drive a car with brake problems! 5. Sweet syrup. Although this smell is sweet,...
Situations That Require the Services of a Professional Towing Contractor

Situations That Require the Services of a Professional Towing Contractor

How to Determine If You Need to Call for a Towing Assistance Service All sorts of problems can occur when you’re on the road. Whether your car breaks down, you run out of gas or get involved in an accident, the key to avoiding further damage to your car is getting it out of the road as fast as possible. In some cases, you may be able to push your car out of the road yourself, while in other situations you may need to call for a towing assistance services. Here are several examples of situations that require immediate professional assistance. Car accident If involved in an accident, then the first thing you need to do is make sure that everyone is fine. Gather as many details about the drivers and cars involved in the crash, and if the accident is minor, then call for a towing service. You should never drive a vehicle that was involved in an accident, even if the accident was minor. Your car may have developed certain problems that may put your life in danger. Call a towing contractor and have your car towed to a professional auto service. Engine problems Even a new car can develop problems. Whether it’s a blown radiator, broken belt or malfunctioning alternator, your car won’t be suited for driving until the problem is addressed by a professional. Luckily, many towing assistance service providers offer on-site repair. In other words, they can fix your car on the spot, without towing it to an auto repair shop. Of course, not all types of cart problems can be fixed on-site; however,...
What Are the Benefits of Flatbed Towing?

What Are the Benefits of Flatbed Towing?

Our Towing & Roadside Assistance Specialists Recommend You Renting a Flatbed Tow Truck There are different types of tow trucks you can choose from when you need a roadside assistance service. Usually, you are so stressed out from the fact that your vehicle is no longer running or that you have been involved in an accident that you do not think about the type of towing vehicle you rent. Keep in mind that this is quite important. Some towing & roadside assistance companies still work with hook and chain trucks which are not a good option. They can scratch your car while towing it, so if you are not taking it to the junkyard but to a repair shop, we advise you to consider a safer towing service provided with a flatbed truck. A flatbed truck will lift your motor-vehicle from the ground and carefully place it on a flat surface. Unlike the traditional tow trucks, the flatbed ones will not leave the front wheels of your automobile hanging which is a huge benefit. Another benefit is that in case the tow truck goes over a sharp incline, pothole, or speed bump, your bumper will not get scraped or damaged. The risk of a transmission damage is also lower. Flatbed tow trucks are more suitable for bigger automobiles and SUVs. Actually, all-wheel drive vehicles are recommended to use this type of tow truck when they need roadside assistance. If you want to be prepared for all kinds of situations that require emergency roadside help, you should always have the contact number of a licensed towing & roadside assistance company....
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...