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Some Important Towing Do’s and Don’ts

You may be a great driver, but other than the basic driving rules and regulations towing needs few special skills. To be safe on the road and make your towing experience easier here are some basic but important do’s and don’ts.

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Avoid sway by keeping a good control over brakes and steering

Towing may seem similar to your daily drive but driving with a trailer attached to your car is not so easy. Sudden turns and slippery roads can cause sway which can be very dangerous. To avoid sway, you should keep your steering steady and speed under control. Controlled brakes and accelerator reduces the risk as well.

 

Calculate the distance accordingly to avoid collisions

You need to remember that you are not the only one on the road. So keeping a check on the side mirrors can help you calculate a safe distance between you and other vehicles. A minimum space of 3-4 seconds between you and the vehicles around you is considered safe.

 

Take rest to avoid physical and mental stress

Driving itself is a tiring task, and while you are driving with a trailer behind you, it can be a very stressful task to do. Make sure you stop by every 2-3 hours so that you can concentrate on the road. To be safe and reach your destination on time try having another skilled driver with you, who can drive in case you are tired.

 

Add extra effort while overtaking

While you are on a road trip with a trailer or van attached to your car, you should avoid overtaking. Still, if you need to overtake in certain circumstances try to put in some extra effort, to make sure you are safe. Take more time, keep it slow and maintain a greater space from the other vehicle. Understand your vehicle’s length, width and capacity to maintain the correct speed. Remember there are other drivers on the road too, so when necessary give enough space to them to overtake. This will keep the traffic smooth on the lane.
If you are planning a road trip soon, remember these towing tips.

How to avoid car dents and scratches

Tips on How to Avoid Scratches and Dents

A car is always in danger of getting dents and scratches. No matter how little, this ruins your car’s suave, clean look.  

While it can be impossible to completely prevent scratches and dents, you can still protect your car’s brand-new custom paint job.

Here are steps you can do to avoid scratches and dents on your car.

Be smart about parking lots

Most dents and scratches occur in a parking lot. Some people are not careful with the doors of their cars, or not careful so as not to rub themselves on your car.

parking lot

For this, it’s best to park on an empty part of the lot. Or park at the end of the row or in the corner, this alone reduces the risk by half. You should also avoid parking next to cars that have baby seats. This is because parents tend to swing the car door to get their children out of the seat.

baby on-board

Moreover, avoid double parking. People whose car you blocked may get angry and intentionally damage your car.

Practice parallel parking

Many people don’t like parallel street parking because they don’t like manoeuvring the car between other vehicles.

parallel parking
However, parallel parking reduces the risks of scratches because no one will be trying to park next to you.

Keep Your car in your garage

Always park your car in your garage. This is safer because it’s less exposed to elements and people.

Many people fail to do this because they think doing it will take time, but it is a good idea to do so. A little inconvenience is worth it when it comes to protecting your car.

Avoid exposure to severe weather

There are many cases of unfortunate vehicles that have pock-marked bodies because of sitting in a hailstorm. But there are many other weather culprits that can cause damage apart from hail.

severe weather

High winds can easily cause scratches and dents because they kick up dust, small stones and twigs, and clouds. If there is turbulent weather, it is always a good idea to leave your car in the garage or go out another time.

Keep Foreign objects off the car

Scratches can come from simple actions such as putting objects on the hood or sitting in the car.

The only things that can touch your car should be a soft cloth or water.

These tips can reduce the risk of scratches and dents. But in case these happen, you need a repair shop that will take care of these and not cause further damage.

We have earned the trust of clients, who have loved the quality of services we provided. This is the assurance that we can give you when you trust us with your car. Let us bring back your car to its original look.