Towing Tips to Help You Get Through Summer

Summer can be a stressful time for drivers because the hot weather and uncomfortable climate can make people irritable. As a driver, you’ve probably had your fair share of troubles responding to vehicle emergencies. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to make driving easier during summer.

Here are a few towing tips you can follow to help you get through summer:

Be Familiar with the Common Reasons for Towing

Cars, trucks, motorcycles and other automobiles can run into problems when the temperature is extremely high. Some of the most common problems that result in towing vehicles include:

Overheating Vehicles

When vehicles with poor cooling systems are overexposed to the hot weather, they may eventually overheat. When towing an overheated automobile, it’s smart to have sorbents on hand. Sorbents are a convenient solution when you have spilled coolants because they efficiently absorb the molecules.

Battery Failure

Scorching weather and heat coming from the engine, make it difficult for car batteries to cool down in the heat. The high temperatures also cause the evaporation of electrolytes, which can damage the battery’s grids and internal components – resulting in battery failure or a dead battery.

Blown or Flat Tires

As the temperature outside increases so does the pressure in tires. Once the tires can no longer handle the stress, they’ll give out and may blow-out while someone is driving. Then there's always the possibility of a flat tire and trying to change your tire on the side of the road on a hot summer day can be challenging. If you're ever in these situations, it's always a good idea to call for roadside assistance or towing to a safe and convenient place for tire repairs.

Being familiar with these common issues will make the towing process much easier so you don’t have to stay under the sun for a long period of time.

Do Whatever You Can to Stay Cool

Summertime can also put a toll on your health. Because of the heat, you’re more prone to heat exhaustion and heat stroke so it’s smart to be prepared for car emergencies and keep yourself cool.

If you plan to drive for long periods in the heat, wear light-colored clothes made from breathable fabrics to deflect the heat. You should also carry a bottle of water at all times and remember to drink fluids frequently. Last but not least, take breaks while driving and stop at convenience stores, gas station or rest stops whenever you feel restless.

For more towing tips and strategies, contact Euless B&B Wrecker Service today. Our company has been providing reliable towing services on the roads of North Texas for over 60 years. We specialize in towing all types of vehicles, heavy haul trucking, as well as equipment transport. We also offer 24/7 roadside assistance and vehicle recovery services.

Give us a call at 817-857-6344 and our friendly staff will be ready to assist you.