Rainy days and curvy roads

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Rainy days and curvy roads

I love living in the country, but the rainy weather and curvy roads are a bad combination for drivers. My kids have both run their cars off the road more than once, as well as having all sorts of roadside car issues. I make sure that the kids always have their phone charged up and with them in the car, and that they always have the numbers of the local towing services with them in case they only have limited phone service and can't get online to search. This blog is all about being a parent of kids that often need a tow!

How to Prepare Your Car for a Long Distance Journey on a Transporter

27 February 2017
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If you're planning to move across the continent, you will be talking with removalists about your furniture and belongings. Due to the extensive distances, you should also be talking with towing or transportation companies in order to ship your vehicles. While this is an easier option than racking up all those miles as you drive there, what do you need to consider when planning the strategy? Preparing the Vehicle If you can, it is always ideal to transport your vehicles in a covered container. Read More …

Preparing to Drive in the Bush

19 July 2016
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Travelling by car in the outback can be a daunting prospect, especially when you are alone and hundreds of kilometres away from any recognisable town or city. Ensuring that you are adequately prepared for the journey could ultimately save your life, if you breakdown without the means to call for help. Here is a list of essential items and actions that should be followed to help you to reduce the risk of injury or death and to find civilisation again. Read More …

4 Safety Tips For Towing Trailers Before and During Long Trips

14 June 2016
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Whether you're hiring a tow truck to move your trailer around for a roadtrip getaway or you simply need to haul your boat to the coast, the vehicle that you select will determine how successful your journey will be. Before and after connecting your vehicle/cargo to the tow-truck, it's important to check for the following points in order to maximize your safety throughout the trip. Know your cargo weight Every vehicle has a specific towing capacity described as Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and Gross combined weight rating (GCWR) among others. Read More …

3 important questions to ask when choosing a towing and heavy machinery transport company

7 April 2016
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When you are looking for transportation for heavy machinery, there are special considerations to be made. Obviously, your chosen transporter should have a special truck which can handle the weight and size of the machinery. Bear in mind that, unless you require regular transport of the equipment (e.g. equipment used by building contractors), you will only be using them once, instead of having a long-term relationship with the company. Regardless of how often you will use the transporter, careful consideration must be given to ensure you cargo is safely transported to your final destination. Read More …

4 Important Things You Need to Know About Offering Roadside Assistance

4 April 2016
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There is nothing as annoying and frustrating as a car breakdown. It not only sets you back financially, but it also wastes a lot of your time. Maybe you have just had enough breakdowns on the road and have decided to save similar victims from this problem by starting your own roadside assistance services. Perhaps, you have never even towed a car before. Well, no need to worry. There is a first time for everything. Read More …