There’s a range of common myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes about towing companies and towing services widely held by the public today. In this blog entry, the towing experts here at Chicago Towing will detail some of the top forms of these misconceptions, and dispel them.
Towing Companies Tow Illegally Parked Vehicles Only
Many people wrongly assume that towing companies mainly focus on parking illegally parked vehicles. However, although many municipalities tow illegally parked vehicles, the main trade of towing companies is much more altruistic. Towing companies mostly rescue people stranded on the side of the road by providing roadside assistance service – and provide a range of other, non-towing related services as well, from vehicle jump-starting to fuel delivery.
Towing Companies Aren’t Available 24/7
Many people think that if their cars break down in the middle of the night that they will have to wait until towing companies open up in order to receive service. This is a myth! Professional towing companies, like the expert team here at Chicago Towing, specialize in providing service to our customers on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year, even during holidays. This is to ensure that you get the service that you need, when you need it!
Towing Companies can’t Tow Large or Unique Cars
Many people think towing companies stick to servicing SUVs or sedans, but this is another misconception! Towing companies can provide expert towing services to a wide range of vehicles, from RVs and campers to semi-trucks and motorcycles. We even tow busses, antique cars, and exsotic vehicles here at Chicago Towing!
Tow Trucks Take their Time
In actuality, towing companies make efficient service and fast-arrival windows their priority! This is an ideal for customers who find themselves broken down or stranded in poor weather, on the side of the road, or in dangerous areas. Chicago Towing prides ourselves on rapid-arrival times, ensuring that you will swiftly receive custom-tailored service at the direct location of your vehicle, as soon as you need it.
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Chicago Towing provides the highest quality, fastest arrival, most affordable, and top professional 24/7 towing service available anywhere in the Chicagoland area. In this blog entry, our expert towing technicians will detail the priceless benefits offered by utilizing our 24 hour towing service.
Constant Availability for Roadside Assistance Service
Nobody plans for an accident – but sometimes they do occur. Even breakdowns can prove majorly inconvenient, if not dangerous – especially when they occur in strange areas, during inclement weather, or in the middle of the night. Before 24 -hour towing service, people had to hike to the nearest area to ask for help, or wait until morning to find a working towing service. By utilizing a 24/7 towing service like Chicago Towing, you can ensure that your car will be brought to the nearest mechanic for repairs as soon as you need it done, and no later.
Rapid Arrival Times
Chicago Towing’s licensed automotive recovery technicians make it one of their highest priorities to arrive at your location in as speedy a manner as possible as soon as we receive your call. Here, we understand that the longer you’re stranded in (or worse, outside) your vehicle, the more dangerous – if not frustrating – it gets. That’s why we pride ourselves in our instant arrival times, coming straight to your location to provide you with instant solutions, with ultimate efficiency that never dwindles regardless of the time of day or night.
Professional Training Quality
Chicago Towing employs a team of towing expert technicians that have received the highest level of industry training, robust licenses, and the vast industry experience necessary to provide you with professional, on-the-spot solutions to your roadside assistance needs, regardless of the complexity of the automotive issue. When you work with Chicago Towing, you work with professionals that can handle every type of issue, and understand how to do their job with maximum skills and efficiency.
The 24 hour towing and roadside assistance services offered by Chicago Towing aren’t just high quality and efficient – they’re cost effective as well! The full range of our services, whether they be towing, vehicle recovery, and even fuel delivery, are priced at a competitive and budget friendly rate, ranging from your vehicle type and the service distance coverage. Our affordable service ensures that you can receive the solutions you need and deserve, all without burning a hole in your wallet. When you work with Chicago Towing, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your automotive service requirements will be taken care of in as efficient, precise, and affordable fashion as possible.
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Brake failure – especially when it occurs in the middle of driving, is a major safety risk – and one that unfortunately can occur suddenly when car mechanical operation is overlooked for a while. In this blog entry, the towing and vehicle recovery experts here at Chicago Towing will detail exactly what to do if your vehicle’s brakes suddenly fail while you’re in the middle of driving.
Make sure to stay even keeled and try not to panic – this is vital to keep you and those around you safe. By staying safe, you can act well under pressure. Just breathe deeply and try to be aware of your surroundings and regain as much control of your vehicle as you can to get it safely off the highway or road.
Keep your Car On
Don’t turn your car off, even if it seems like a good idea to slow it down – this can cause it to skid further by disabling your steering or even fully locking your steering. This will cause you to have LESS control of your car. Keep the engine running until you’re fully stopped. Also, keeping your car on will make it easier to bring it safely to the side of the road.
ctivating Hazard Lights
Turn on your hazard lights to let other drivers on the road know you’re broken down – especially at night! If there’s people around you, also honk the horn to warn the people around you to steer away from you.
Turn Down the Shifts
Try to downshift your car gradually, one gear at a time – don’t downshift to the 1st gear of the car at once, as this can cause skidding. If your car is automatic, removing your foot from the accelerator will help it shift. This will help you get your car to a safe distance where you can safely activate the emergency brakes.
Trying Brakes Again
Try applying steady and hard pressure on the brake pedal and see if you can get at least one half of your dual brakes to slow the car down – sometimes, only one half of the brakes have failed. Be careful doing this and don’t press TOO hard, just steadily and firmly.
Careful Emergency Brake Application
Emergency brakes will slowly slow down your vehicle – but they must be engaged carefully in order to keep as much control of the car as possible, since they are separate from the normal hydraulic based braking system you’re used to. They will take longer to slow your vehicle down.
Calling for Assistance
Once your car is in a safe area, fully stopped, or off the road, call your trusty towing provider like the expert roadside assistance team here at Chicago Towing for rapid assistance and instant, convenient solutions!
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In this blog entry, Chicago Towing’s roadside assistant experts will detail the essential items to keep in your car in order to be prepared for any automotive issue.
Tire Changing Tools
Flat tires are probably the most common car breakdown event. Most modern vehicles come with tire changing kits – but purchase one if you don’t have one already. These tools range from spare tires and car jacks to lug wrenches or other specialty tools.
If your tire has a very small leak that doesn’t require changing out to your spare tire, tire sealant might be able to do the job until you can bring your vehicle to a tire changing center.
Dead batteries are another cause of common automotive breakdowns. Always keep jumper cables in your car! If your car battery runs out, you can flag a vehicle on the road down for a jump and they can assist you in using their car’s battery to start your car and turn over your engine! Make sure to pump the gas once your engine turns over to keep it running to help charge up your car’s battery.
First Aid and Water / Snacks
Always keep a first aid kit on hand to be safe – as well as emergency water or snacks if you find yourself stranded and/or waiting for roadside assistance. We recommend keeping water in your vehicle in NON-PLASTIC containers, as the plastic can leach into the water under hot temperatures.
Bring a strong and powerful flashlight to help be a light source if your car breaks down at night. It’s a much better idea than relying on your phone’s flashlight, which, of course, is in turn reliant on your phone’s battery charge!
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In this blog entry, the towing experts here at Chicago Towing will detail some essential tips for driving safe on a rainy day.
Quick Car Equipment Check
Check your car’s equipment including headlights, taillights, windshield wipers, and horn to make sure that they are working. Ensure that your car’s tire treads are adequately intact – as worn down tires make slippery roads more likely to cause your car to hydroplane and skid.
Make sure to drive much slower on wet roads as your car’s reaction time will be somewhat diminished. This is an absolute must in rainy weather. Only by slowing down can you provide your car more time to react to obstructions, accidents, or hydroplaning.
Always keep your headlights fully on when driving in the rain – even if it’s only a light rain or mist.
Always turn your windshield wipers on – also, even only in light rain or mist. Windshield wiper speed can be adjusted to remove moisture from your windshield. We recommend also possibly spraying or wiping special rain resistant products onto your windshield – and replacing your wiper if you hear them scraping on your windshield.
Distance Between Cars
Make sure to drive at least a car’s length behind each car for every 10 MPH you are driving – and when it’s raining, give even more distance than this!
Hydroplaning is more likely to occur when driving through standing water or large puddles. This phenomenon is when a car glides over water preventing your tires traction from touching the road – which can cause skidding or cause your car to go out of control. Drive around standing water by steering or safely changing lanes – and if your car starts to hydroplane, slowly take your foot off the accelerator and steer in the direction that the front of your vehicle needs to turn (rather than the other direction.) Never make a sudden turn or slam on your brakes!
Rain increases humidity, and your vehicle’s windows can easily fog up. Make sure to ventilate your vehicle to remove the fog – and crack a window if need be. If you still can’t see, safely pull your vehicle to the side of the road away from other vehicles until you can easily see through your windshield.
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Do you own a fierce fleet of vehicles but don’t have any protection plans in place? What happens when one of your ice cream trucks breaks down in the dog days of summer? Plenty of kids will surely be screaming for ice cream under the hot sun at Manasquan Beach while you’re scrambling for a solution. Or what happens if one of your landscaping trucks is in desperate need of repair right before a job in Stonehurst East? You’ll have to shift some things around last minute to hopefully make it work.
The fact of the matter is that opening a fleet account for your vehicles will save you time and money during these stressful situations. We’ve been towing Freehold NJ for over 30 years and can assure you that opening an account with a towing service will keep your fleet running fast and efficiently. Take a look below at some of the benefits that are included with a fleet account.
Tow Trucks On-Site
If any of your vehicles break down like in the earlier ice cream example, we will send a tow truck on site. There is no need to worry about getting back on the road as our professionals will have you up and running in no time. Even if your vehicle needs more extensive repair that can’t be fixed with roadside assistance, we’ll take it straight to the shop quickly and safely.
Whether you’re driving a flower delivery box truck or a flat bed landscaping vehicle, our heavy duty vehicles can transport loads up to 60,000 lbs. In addition, you won’t be waiting a long time for us to arrive either. Our tow trucks always arrive punctually so you can get back to whatever job you’re trying to accomplish.
On-road, Off-road: it doesn’t matter; your fleet will get back on its feet thanks to our towing Freehold NJ services.
Mechanics On Demand
Opening a fleet account will give you access to mechanic and repair service at a moment’s notice. If you find yourself in a similar situation as the previous landscape example, assistance will be available around the clock to ensure you make it to your upcoming job. Our trained and experienced mechanics will be able to:
Complete oil changesReplace fuel and air filtersFix alignmentsCheck engine lightsPatch and replace tiresRun air brake diagnosticsOffer other necessary repairs
From oil changes to tires, we do it all. It’s definitely safe to say that your vehicles will be in good hands under the care of our master mechanics.
Inspections On The DOT
You won’t have to worry about any of your trucks failing a DOT inspection if you open up a fleet account with our Towing Freehold NJ services. Our team will ensure that all of your vehicles’ parts and accessories are working properly, safe to use, and in good condition. That includes your brakes, cargo, steering wheel, battery, suspensions, exhaust, lighting – everything. We’ll even check to see if your emergency kit needs restocking too.
We understand how stressful DOT inspections can be. However, you’ll have nothing to worry about thanks to our team of experts, which leads us to the final benefit of opening a fleet account with us:
Peace of Mind
Regardless of where your vehicles are heading, your drivers will be able to rest assured that they have towing services available to them in the event of emergencies or breakdowns. This offers peace of mind while driving that is otherwise unachievable without opening a fleet account. Above all, the fleet services we provide will keep your drivers and trucks protected in all possible situations.
Let’s Start Towing Freehold NJ Today
Are you ready to open up a fleet account with us? Whether you’re in need of roadside assistance or off-road recovery, Accurate Towing will get your fleet up and running fast. Give us a call today to get started.
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We’ve all been there: took a wrong turn, got lost, and got stuck. Now you’re in the middle of nowhere. Before you start panicking, check your phone; you got service? Give your off road towing service a call. Wherever you are, whether it’s a familiar parking lot or an unknown wasteland, off road towing services will be on their way to rescue you.
Where Are You?
The first step of off road recovery is to figure out where exactly you are. Survey your surroundings and assess the situation you’re in. Off road towing services don’t judge. Whether you drive a commercial vehicle and got stuck at an excavation site, or tried taking your Jeep into uncharted territory for some weekend fun, explain the situation and describe the location to your off road towing service. This way, they can make sure to send you the proper equipment and vehicle at the right location to provide you a successful off road rescue.
What Time is It?
Before calling off road towing services, you check your phone and realize it’s 11:30 at night. You think to yourself: are towing services even going to be available at this hour? Of course, they are. Most off road towing services offer 24/7 support. That means you’ve got nothing to worry about after getting stuck in the mud during a midnight joyride. Help will be on its way to you as soon as possible. All you need to do is call.
The Waiting Game
After making the call to your off road towing service, the waiting game begins. This is a great time to figure out a game plan moving forward. If your vehicle is out of commission, you might need to find a ride to work in the morning. While you’re waiting for the tow truck to arrive, start calling friends and coworkers to see if you can carpool. Or perhaps you took the family truck out off-roading without permission, in this case, you should definitely start coming up with a convincing story.
Regardless of the specific situation you’re in, spend the time waiting for off road towing services to your advantage. However, keep in mind that when you’re working with a superior towing service, it won’t be a long time at all.
Off Road Towing Service to The Rescue
The time has come; your knights in shining trucks have arrived. Sit back and relax as your off road towing service handles the rest. They will employ specially modified lowboy trucks from their fleet that best suit your rescue. Your panic will subside as they put their proper hitches and tow-points to use for a successful rescue.
Before you know it, you’ll be back on the road. If your vehicle is damaged and undrivable, an experienced team member will transport your car to the auto shop of your choosing. In other words, you have nothing to worry about. Outstanding towing services are available to you regardless of your situation and location. With all that said, only one question remains:
Who You Gonna Call?
Your answer should simply be Accurate Towing. With over thirty years of experience providing successful off road rescues, we are fully equipped to get you out of whatever hole you’re stuck in. We have the best recovery equipment in the business, which means you are in good hands. Whether you’re stuck and need off road towing services or just need some heavy hauling done, Accurate Towing is always your best bet. What are you waiting for? Give us a call today and our trucks will be on their way.
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Trying to move large, oversized loads? Chances are, you’ll need a lowboy truck or a Landoll trailer. Whatever the job may be, whether you’re hauling heavy machinery or transporting equipment, enlisting the help of a lowboy towing service is the right choice (and rig) for you. Let’s start by breaking down all the info you need to know about lowboys and Landolls.
What is a Lowboy Towing Service?
Lowboy towing services can effectively lighten the load of heavy lifting and hard work. With that said, finding the right shipping partner and rig can be the ultimate difference maker in transporting your specialized haul equipment in a timely and cost effective manner.
Lowboys are flatbed trailers that sit very low to the ground. They can be used to transport a wide variety of oversize and heavy loads. Trying to bring your bulldozer across the state to a job site? That’s no problem for a lowboy! Physically loading lowboys is never an issue either, thanks to their drop deck double-level systems. There are two drops on the lowboy trailer: one right after the gooseneck and one just before the wheels. These make hauling mighty machinery a breeze.
When Should You Call to Haul?
If you’re dealing with a piece of equipment that exceeds the normal limits of a trailer, then you should definitely consider calling a lowboy towing service. Lowboy trailers are perfect for transporting products such as:
Generators, transformers, steel coils, military or construction equipment, forklifts, bulldozers, and even tiny houses.
Generally, a lowboy can move machinery up to 12 feet high and 40,000 lbs. However, with the right number of axles (depending on which state you’re in), lowboys can haul up to 80,000 lbs. That’s nearly four times as much weight as a utility trailer can handle. Clearly, there is little to no limit to what lowboy towing can accomplish.
What About Landoll Trailers?
Landoll Trailers are also extremely helpful! They offer effortless means of loading oversized and over dimensional loads which would otherwise require separate ramps. Landoll trailers can be inclined at an angle which allows for quick and easy loading. In other words, instead of using a forklift or ramp to load your wheeled cargo, you can use a Landoll trailer to load the cargo in half the time thanks to its hassle-free hydraulic systems. Acclaimed for their versatility, Landoll trailers can help you ship products such as:
Mining or railroad equipment, portable generators, compressors, small excavators, large storage containers, disabled vehicles, and even dump trucks.
What Else Can Landolls Do?
Landolls can handle large loads up to 60 tons and nearly 12 feet high. Thanks to their superior weight distribution capacity, loads will sit stably, and safely, during transport. There are even different types of Landoll trailers with their own specialized functions.
For example, detachable gooseneck Landoll trailers feature two or three axles and are commonly used to transport agricultural equipment. On the other hand, bottom-dump Landoll trailers feature a dumper and are often used in construction and mining sites. Clearly, the possibilities are endless when it comes to Landolls!
Looking for Landolls and Lowboys?
If you’re looking for Landolls and lowboys, you need to make sure you find the right lowboy towing service and Landoll carriers. We promise, you’ve come to the right place! For over 3 decades, Accurate Towing has been sending fleets of Landolls and lowboys across the state for all of their customers’ heavy hauling needs. Give us a call and contact us today to take a load off your shoulders; we’ll handle the heavy lifting from here.
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The number of car accidents in the U.S. is staggering, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimating that there are about 6 million collisions between motor vehicles each year. Of these, an average of 40,000 people die and more than 2 million are injured annually. As providers of professional towing in NJ, we see these common causes of car accidents often. Learning more about these causes can help prevent them from happening to you or someone close to you.
The first main cause of accidents is speeding. Speeding leads to countless collisions that we see each and every day while towing in NJ. In fact, around 60% of all fatal crashes are caused by drivers who exceed the speed limit. While some may say that they can handle their vehicle under such conditions, statistics show that speeding isn’t safe for anyone out on the road.
Driving Under the Influence
Another common cause of car accidents is driving while impaired. Whether it’s by drugs or alcohol, these substances can often lead to people making bad decisions behind the wheel. This in turn puts everyone else at risk for a collision. Impaired drivers don’t have the ability to react quickly enough if something happens on the road ahead of them. Driving impaired can also cause someone to drive faster or more recklessly than they would normally. Not only is driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol illegal, but it could result in personal injury. We can’t tell you how many times we see accidents involving impaired drivers while providing towing in NJ – it is a serious problem.
Driver fatigue is another major problem that leads to thousands of collisions each year. It’s very easy for people to become sleepy while driving and not realize it. Studies have shown that a majority of traffic accidents happen during the nighttime hours when most drivers are tired. This is especially dangerous when combined with other factors like speeding or driving under the influence. If you ever find yourself too drowsy to pay attention to the road, pull over immediately and either find somewhere to sleep or get yourself some caffeine. Driving can be dangerous and you need to be completely awake and aware while behind the wheel.
Distracted driving is another common cause of accidents that we see while towing in NJ. Distractions come in all shapes and sizes nowadays. This means that there isn’t just one single reason why this happens but many. Things like eating while driving, talking on your phone without a hands-free device, texting behind the wheel, or using in-vehicle navigation systems are all common forms of distracted driving. Most people don’t realize how distracting and dangerous these can be. Fortunately, cell phones now have many different types of “Do Not Disturb” modes that can be automatically switched on while driving. Using these features and making a mental note to pay attention each time you enter a vehicle can go a long way in keeping you safe.
Bad road conditions are another common cause of car accidents. In some places, it’s not unusual to find roads that are full of potholes and cracks. If you’re driving on such a road at high speeds, your vehicle might take one wrong bounce and flip over or go off the side of the road. Wet surfaces cause slippery conditions, which make losing control easier for drivers who don’t know how to handle their car while moving around curves or driving faster than normal.
Professional Towing in NJ
At Accurate Towing Service, we offer reliable off road towing services for whenever you find yourself stuck in a bad situation. All of our drivers are trained and certified in all aspects of towing and recovery, from off road recovery and emergency vehicle recovery to towing services and tow truck repairs. If you’re in need of a rescue, contact us now!
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When looking for towing services, you might start by Googling tow truck service near me. This is where your research should begin, not end. You shouldn’t simply pick the top listing – sitting on top of Google only means the company has a good marketing team, not necessarily a great tow truck service. Fortunately, there are a few things to look out for when looking for the right company.
The first thing you need to know before Googling tow truck service near me is which service specifically you will need. If you are looking for simple roadside assistance for a sedan, you will have a lot more options than someone looking for off-road recovery of a truck. For an all wheel drive vehicle, you will need flatbed towing. Make sure the towing service you choose offers the services you are looking for. Once you find what you are looking for, it’s time to check customer reviews.
Customer reviews for towing companies can be tricky. On one hand, they can offer invaluable information during your tow truck service near me search. On the other hand, the reviews may not be completely fair, considering the nature of the business. Many people will leave angry Google reviews for tow truck companies after they have had their car towed for being parked illegally. These frustrated reviewers aren’t the most trustworthy for an opinion on how your roadside assistance service will be.
Look for reviews from people who have had experience with the type of towing service you are looking for. Make sure to do as much research as possible before making a choice. Check to see if the company is known for being prompt and reliable. Not only is it a pain waiting on the side of the road but it can be quite dangerous – you want a company that can get to you fast. It’s also a good idea to look out for claims of hidden fees. Some companies advertise their prices as much lower than what they actually charge when all is said and done. Only through thorough research can you find a tow truck service that you can count on.
Another thing to look for while googling tow truck service near me is whether or not they are available 24/7. If a towing company won’t be there to help if you get stuck at a certain time, it’s not going to be very beneficial. Look for one that will always be available to help you out when you’re in a pinch.
Even when you find a great, affordable company, the cost of towing is never insignificant. When you find yourself needing to pay for an expense you didn’t expect, it’s best to have as many payment options as you can. For example, if a company only accepts debit card payments, you may not have the capital at hand to make the payment. Having the option to use a credit card or similar services circumvents this issue. Also, allowing payment through Paypal or Venmo can make life easier simply by not having to run to an ATM or write a check.
The Best Tow Truck Service Near Me
Looking for the best in the business? At Accurate Towing Service, we offer reliable towing services whenever you find yourself stuck in a bad situation. All of our drivers are trained and certified in all aspects of towing and recovery, from off-road recovery and emergency vehicle recovery to towing services and tow truck repairs. Our high-quality tow trucks can get your car off the road before you know it. If you’re in need of a tow, contact us now!
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