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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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Keep Towing Services Cheap And Easy With These Tips

If your car breaks down while you are driving, the last thing you will want to do is pay too much for towing and delay your schedule more than necessary. Getting back on the road fast and stress-free is the main goal, which is why hiring the right towing company is critical. Before you potentially experience issues that force you to pull off to the side of the road be sure that you know who to call and hire for your service. Read More 

Need A Tow? Three Reasons Why Most Modern Cars Need A Car Carrier

Pick up a 1955 Chevy with a sling-back tow truck and you're more apt to tweak the truck's frame than the steel bumper on that Chevy. Back then, cars were made of steel, and not much else except for the tires and the upholstery. Modern cars are made of a combination of steel, fiberglass and plastic. The light weight is great for gas mileage, but the more fragile components don't fare as well when towed. Read More 

Keep Your Family Safe With Road Side Emergency Kits

From new cars to older models, cars are subject to breaking down or rendering you stranded. Fortunately, there are small items or kits that you can place inside your car to keep you and your family safe. No matter whether there are weather conditions that may be threatening or you have to wait it out for a towing truck, the inventory you prepare for your trunk will help you. It is suggested to make a list of needs depending on your geographical location. Read More 

Will Self-Driving Tractor Trailers Cause More Accidents In The Future?

Everyone is aware of the fatigue that tractor trailer drivers often experience. They must adhere to strict schedules, requiring them to drive for extended hours until they reach their destination. This and other concerns have prompted manufacturers of big rigs to consider designing tractor trailers with the ability to drive autonomously. This leaves many people to wonder if this will increase the amount of tractor trailer towing due to more frequent malfunctions and accidents. Read More 

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. Read More