It’s been a while since we’ve posted. We can’t believe that 2019 has already completed it’s first week. Here’s wishing everyone a safe and successful year.
The towing industry has already lost a couple of brothers, so we wanted to share some tips that can benefit us all. We have seen some extremely cold temps in the southwest, and at least one of those losses can be attributed to ice and poor decisions.
- Always slow down and move over (if you can) when approaching a vehicle on the roadside with flashing lights. In the state of Arizona, it is a law. ANY vehicle on the side of the road with lights flashing applies – not just emergency vehicles.
- We know it’s cold right now. Prepare early. Leave a little earlier to ensure that you arrive to your destination on time and safely. I know my wife doesn’t appreciate this, but it beats speeding down an icy road and ending up in a bad situation.
- Perform a safety check of your vehicle regularly. Make sure all of your lights operate properly. Check your fluids and keep them clean and filled. Check your tires for air, cracks, and/or foreign objects. Do everything you can to make sure your vehicle is safe for the road and those around you.
- If you are taking a road trip, make sure you have fluids in your vehicle – extra quart of oil, transmission fluid, and water. Water for you to drink (just in case) and snacks are a good idea, too. Preparing for snow is a rarity in the Tucson area, but as we’ve seen lately, it’s not unheard of and can throw people for a loop. If you have snow chains, it’s a good idea to keep them in your vehicle.
Of course, if you get stuck you can give us a call. If we can’t get to you fast enough, we’ll direct you to your closest option. We will always provide you with an honest assessment of arrival time and will give you an estimate based on your needs. You are welcome to reach out anytime with questions.
Please be safe out there, and remember to slow down & move over when it’s safe. Happy New Year!