If you get stuck somewhere with a broken car, then you'll want to have your car towed to a repair shop or to your home until you are ready for it to get repaired at a shop. The good news is there are tow trucks that can come and tow your car no matter what time of the day or night it is. However, it's best if you can avoid needing a tow altogether.
The best way for you to avoid the need for a tow is to decrease the chances of something going wrong with your car. Surely, you already know about the importance of keeping good tires on the car that are balanced and rotated, having the oil changed, having tune-ups done and topping off your oils. However, there are other things to know about your car that can also help you avoid the need for a tow and here are some of them.
Know the signs of transmission issues
If you think your car may be starting to have transmission issues, then you want to get your car in right away. If you don't, then what started out as minor issues can quickly become huge problems. Some of the signs of a car having transmission issues can include the feeling of the gears slipping as the car is changing gears, a grinding sound coming from deep underneath the hood of the car or the car jumping when it goes to change gears.
Know the signs of belt issues
Knowing the warning signs of belt problems is important because catching the issues early can allow them to be taken care of before the car gives you any real trouble. However, if you don't catch the belt issues in the beginning, then you can easily end up stuck away from home with a car that won't go anywhere. Some of the signs of belt issues include strange sounds such as whining or squealing and strange burning smells.
Know the signs of hose issues
Just as with belt issues, catching hose issues can allow you to have a problem fixed before it causes the car to run badly or not at all. Putting off repairs can leave you stranded. Hose issues can show up in the form of the car leaking coolant, the car starting to run at a hotter temperature and you having a hard time keeping the right amount of coolant in the car.
For more information, contact your local 24-hour towing services.