Learning about Towing Services

Carry These Things In Your Trunk To Reduce The Chance Of Needing A Tow

If you feel highly concerned about a vehicle breakdown or other issue every time you pull out of the driveway, it's time to take a proactive approach to the situation. While you can certainly call a towing company like Darryll's Towing and have a tow truck arrive to rescue you soon after you experience a problem with your vehicle, there are a number of different ways that you can quickly deal with an issue to get back on the road without needing help. It's nice to know that a tow truck is just a phone call away, but it's also a good feeling to know that you're carrying items that can help you safely make it to an auto garage. Here are some things to carry.

Battery Jump Starter

Hopefully, you're already carrying jumper cables in your vehicle that can help you start a dead battery with the assistance of another motorist. However, if there's no one who can offer help, there's one device that can rescue you. A battery jump starter is essentially a portable power source with a pair of jumper cables. When your battery is dead, you can hook this device up to the battery, turn on the device and get enough power to the battery that your car will start.

Tire Sealant

If you aren't comfortable with the idea of changing a flat tire or your spare tire has corroded onto its mount and you can't remove it, you've got one option before you call a towing service. Keeping a spray can of tire sealant in your vehicle can give you the ability to fill the tire with air and a compound that seals any leaks, simply by connecting the tip of the hose to your tire's valve and pressing the button atop the can. This can be enough to allow you to travel to a nearby tire shop to have the tire replaced or repaired.

Gas Can

It's a disheartening feeling to run out of gas and think that you need to have your vehicle towed because of a simple oversight on your part. However, if you make sure to carry an empty gas can in your vehicle's trunk, you'll be able to solve this problem yourself. Grab the can, walk to the nearest gas station and fill it up. You can then add the contents of the can to your vehicle's gas tank, and hopefully it will start without any issues.