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Common Situations When You Need a Professional Towing Company

Everyone wants to drive happily along. There are rare persons who think about towing companies secondly. But, everybody should be aware what the towing companies actually do. Most of towing companies provide a number of services that required number of persons to do some practical things like tow your vehicle for long distance, remove your junk and help you in road accident.

Here are five most common situations when you need a towing company.

  1. Vehicle Collisions: In cases of collisions and road accidents, you may specially need a towing company. Because in collisions and road accidents, your vehicle may get alignment issues and others like electronic issue and mechanic issues, it can be dangerous to drive the accidental vehicle. At that time, you need a professional team who are able to move your vehicle to nearest body shop. Only towing companies can handle it.
  2. Non Collisions Accidents: Road accidents cannot be determined by the shapes and sizes when they occur. Drivers have to face many critical situations that they didn’t expect. Sometimes they get their vehicle off the road, stuck in the ditches and snowbanks. We call them non collision accidents, and only a professional towing company can rectify these problems.
  3. Vehicle Breakdowns: In cases of vehicle breakdowns, you may require the help of towing companies. Here we have listed some most common vehicle breakdowns:
    • Car Battery Dead
    • Flat Tire
    • Ran out of fuel/gas
    • Mechanical Problems
    • Car Lockout
  4. Long Distance Vehicle: When it comes to long distance, you don’t think about hiring any unprofessional. You would like to use professional services. Most towing companies provide long distance towing in US/CANADA.

If you are considering someone for tow your car in Calgary or its surrounding areas, Call Kwick Towing Inc – professional towing company with skilled and friendly staff, offers towing services 24 hours and 7 days in a week.

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Benefits of Hiring a Towing Company

You might have heard about towing companies. But may be confuse about what they people do, Right? Basically towing companies’ help when someone get into vehicle break down and stuck in the middle of the road. Towing companies play a key role in getting people back to their home when they are into vehicle breakdown. Everyone does not expect any car break down when they travel. But the breakdowns happen due to misfortune or bad luck. You may be expert in resolving small breakdowns such as tire change or battery boost. But some of breakdowns like road accidents and mechanical problems into cars cannot be resolve without help of a towing company. So it is a good idea to have a number of a towing company in your cell phone directory. The towing companies not only help you in towing vehicle from one place to other place, but even help you with instant support and help that gives peace of mind.

Other benefits of towing companies

  • Tow Big and Heavy Weight Material: Apart from towing vehicles, the towing companies also help in pulling heavy weight materials and tow them with flat bedded trucks. Most of towing companies use occupational health and safety.
  • Relocation: Each year, many people relocate their homes and businesses from one place to another. They even hire moving and packaging companies for their relocation. The moving and packaging companies hire towing companies to pull heavy wardrobes, beds and dining tables.
  • Tow Cars from and to the impound lots: In US and Canada, the most towing companies are called by house owners and police to take the illegally parked or abandoned vehicles from and to the impound lots.
  • Recover Four Wheelers: Most of us use four wheelers for traveling. Our Four Wheel Drives may get breakdown; they may be stuck into mud and an accident, they also may fall in rivers if someone lives in hill areas. The towing companies also help in recovering vehicles from mud and accidents.
  • Regardless of waiting for someone’s help, just call the nearest towing company to getting back to the road. If you are living or visiting in Calgary or its surrounding areas and need a help, you may call us. We are 24/7 hours available and just a phone call away.

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Reasons to Hire a Roadside Assistance Service Provider

Most of people confuse about what the roadside assistance services are. They often think that roadside assistance services are related to hiring a car or driver. But reality is different from this. Roadside assistance services are related to emergency services that include vehicle towing and vehicle winching. There may be many reasons for that you may need a roadside assistance.

Here are some reasons that we addressed:

  1. Vehicle Breakdowns: This is one of the top reasons that force us to call the roadside assistance. Vehicle breakdown can happen with anytime, anywhere and anybody. It can happen with a specific reason or due to bad luck. No one can stop them. But we can resolve quickly by calling nearest roadside assistance services provider to save our time. Here are some vehicle breakdowns that we ever see people facing on the side of the road.
    1. Car Battery Down
    2. Out of Gas, Petrol or Diesel
    3. Flat tires
    4. Car Lockout
    5. Some Mechanical Problems
  2. To Relocate: To relocate our vehicles from one city to another city or cross country, we may need roadside assistance services. Because roadside assistance services include vehicle towing and winching. And some of roadside assistance service providers offer long distance vehicle towing.
  3. To Remove the Scrap: To remove the scrap and junk materials of old cars, we may need roadside assistance services.

So these are some of reasons that help in making decision to call the roadside assistance services.

Travel Trailer Towing Safety Tips

Evaluate trailer weight distribution, before you tow a trailer. For acceptable handling, hitch weight for travel trailers should typical be at least 10 percent of the trailer’s gross weight. It may go up to 15 percent or higher in some cases. Hitch weight for larger trailers is limited by the capacities of tow vehicles and hitches. For a maximum hitch weight of 1200 pounds, the strongest load-distributing hitch is rated.

You may be able to compensate by loading heavy supplies such as tools and canned goods as far forward as possible, if your hitch weight is less than 10 percent of the gross trailer weight. Travel with as little water in the tank as possible to reduce weight in the rear, if your trailer’s water tank is behind the axle(s). Because the water adds to hitch weight, trailers with water tanks located in front usually handle best when the tanks are full.

Safety margin must be at least 10 percent, and be sure that the spring bars of the load distributing hitch are rated high enough to handle the hitch weight of your trailer. The tow vehicle must have adequate rear suspension. This means that the vehicle sits relatively level prior to hitching the trailer.

To distribute the hitch weight relatively evenly to all axles of the tow vehicle and trailer, load-distributing hitches are designed. In order for the hitch to do its job properly, the tow vehicle and trailer should be in a level position (attitude). Here is how to check:

  • Measure the distance between the vehicle and the ground at reference points, which you can establish, in front and rear, with the tow vehicle loaded for a trip. Keep the figures handy for later use.
  • In order that the tow vehicle remains at roughly the same attitude (i.e., if the rear drops an inch after hitching, the front should also drop an inch), hitch the trailer and adjust the tension on the spring bars.
  • To be sure it is level, inspect the trailer. As necessary, hitch ball height should be raised or lowered. If you cannot keep the tow vehicle from sagging in the rear, you may need spring bars rated for more weight.

For travel trailers safety chains are required. For fifth-wheel trailers, safety chains are not required. In event of hitch failure such as a hitch ball that has loosened, the safety chains are to prevent the trailer from separating from the tow vehicle. So that the chains do not restrict turning or allow the coupler to hit the ground, they should be crossed in an “X” fashion below the ball mount, with enough slack.

For any trailer having a gross weight of 1500 lbs. or more and manufactured after December 31, 1955, breakaway switches are also required. If the tow vehicle becomes separated from the trailer, they are designed to activate trailer brakes. One end of the breakaway switch is attached to loop around a stationary hitch component on the tow vehicle and the other end to an electrical switch on the trailer frame. The cable pulls a pin inside the breakaway switch and applies full power from the trailer battery to the trailer brakes, breakaway switches are also required.

The breakaway switch and the safety chains must be in good working order, even though hitch component failure is very rare.

The 6 Most Common Causes of Car Breakdown

We all know the vehicle breakdowns are the most incredibly annoying inconvenience that can waste too much time and money. But, do you know why these breakdowns occur? It may be happen due to poor maintenance and driving skills. At Kwick Towing, due to number of models and complexity of cars, we have been deal many different vehicle problems. While dealing the customers at Kwick Towing, we addressed the top 10 most common causes of vehicle or car breakdown. With reading this post, you will be able to avoid vehicle breakdowns.

  • Using an Old and Faulty Battery: If you are using an old and faulty battery, it can be cause of car break down any time. To prevent car breakdown with battery, we need to do these things.
    1. Keep checking your electrical connection
    2. Keep battery neat, clean and dry
    3. Don’t get them discharge
    4. Replace them after a period of time
  • Locked out Car: Lost keys or forget keys inside car is the second of the most common causes of car breakdown. Nowadays, most cars have transponder keys which are encrypted electronic chip to prevent theft. If you lose those keys, it can be recovered only by the authorized dealers. This issue occur due to un-responsibilities and bad luck. It can be prevented for this we should make sure:
    1. Have another key in pocket
    2. Check the keys before leaving car
    3. Don’t share keys with kids
  • Flat Tire or Tire Puncture: Flat tire or tire puncture is the third of the most common issues of car breakdown. The modern cars have tubeless tires but that does not mean they can’t get flat. There may be few reasons of getting flat tire problem like over, nails, screws, low and high air pressure, old tires and kerbs. To prevent this cause we just need to follow these steps:
    1. Check tire pressure daily before driving
    2. Have a spare wheel
    3. Don’t share keys with kids
  • Fuel: Running out of fuel is the fourth of the most common issues of car breakdown. It can happen any time with you. This issue is most probably caused due to UN-responsibilities so to prevent this issue you must keep your eyes on fuel gauge. Sometimes, in hurry, we forget about it and get this problem. Every year thousands of people face this problem. So we recommend have an extra fuel can in your car for these type of emergencies.
  • Overheating: Engine overheating is the fifth of the most common issues of car breakdown. There are many causes that can overheat a car engine like stuck thermostat, leakage in cooling systems, clogged radiator, faulty water pump and cooling fan. To prevent overheating keep maintain your car on time.
  • Electrical Faults: The failing of electrical components are the sixth of the most common issue of vehicle breakdown. It can be occur from poor maintenance of car battery and wiring. Only a timely Maintenance can prevent it.

So these are the most common problems that can cost a lot of time and inconvenience while you are going to anywhere with your car or other vehicle. In Calgary and Its surrounding area, if you are facing any cause of vehicle breakdown, you may call us at (403) 542 9211.