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Roadside Assistance: What Will Insurance Cover?


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Roadside Assistance: What Will Insurance Cover?

Until an incident six months ago, I mainly considered my car insurance to be something I would use if an accident occurred. After being stranded at work with a car that wouldn't start, I learned there was more to my plan than that. There is a whole section that has to do with roadside assistance. The guy driving the tow truck asked if my insurance covered emergency calls and I said I didn't know. He asked me the name of the company and then called his boss. After a quick word with my provider, he found out that I was covered in full. If you are not sure if your car insurance covers roadside assistance, let me tell you how to find out. After going over specific clauses in the contract, I'm betting you are covered for everything from a flat tire to a dead battery.

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Transporting Your Lawnmower By Trailer

If you need to move your ride on lawnmower from one location to another, you will obviously not want to simply hop onto your lawnmower and hit the road. Lawnmowers are only intended for mowing lawns, but not for traveling down a highway. Instead, you will need a trailer and a vehicle that is capable of pulling the trailer.

Get the Right Trailer

Make sure you get a trailer that has a proper ramp. While you could construct a makeshift ramp, it will not be as sturdy as a ramp designed specifically for the trailer, particularity the arch-loaded ramps.

Attach the Trailer to Your Vehicle

Hook the trailer up to your car. To make sure the trailer does not move while you are moving the lawnmower onto the trailer, place blocks of wood in front of the tires. Otherwise, you could lose control of the lawnmower as you try to navigate it to the bed of the trailer.

Prepare Your Lawnmower

Before moving the lawnmower onto the trailer, make sure that the lawnmower is completely turned off. Lower the tailgate. Then, secure the ramp to the tailgate or lower the ramp, depending on the type of ramp. Adjust the ramp so that it has a width that matches the width of the tires on the lawnmower. Then you are ready to turn the lawnmower back on again and use it to get back up the ramp onto the trailer.

Place the Lawnmower in the Right Gear

Place the lawnmower in a very low gear so you do not travel so fast that you kick the ramp out underneath the lawnmower. Drive at a slow and steady speed up the ramp. Once the lawnmower is onto the bed of the truck, slowly drive the lawnmower until it is as far back as possible. The, stop the lawnmower and set the parking brake. Turn the lawnmower off.

Secure the Lawnmower

Make sure all parts of the lawnmower are secure, including the hood. If the hood is not secure, it will rise while it is being transported. Then, raise the ramp or gate, depending on the design of the trailer, and secure it to hold the lawnmower in place so it does not roll out the back of the trailer. Use ratchet straps to secure the axle of the lawnmower to the bed of the trailer. You will need to secure both the front and rear axle.

For further assistance transporting equipment, contact professionals, such as those from Santa Fe Tow Service.