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17 12, 2018

5 Reasons Your Car Might Not Start

By |2019-01-24T06:28:25+00:00December 17th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

A car that won't start is always inconvenient whether it happens in your driveway or when you're away from home. The good news, at least, is troubleshooting the problem isn't too difficult. There are five common reasons a car doesn't start and not all of them come with a big repair bill or even a tow. Here's what to check when your car doesn't start when you turn the ignition key. #1. Out of Gas The first problem to rule out is also the easiest: are you out of fuel? This is a surprisingly common problem so make sure you check your fuel gauge. If your car is out of gas and you can't get to a gas station, roadside assistance can help with fuel delivery to get you back on the road. #2. Dead Battery One of the most common causes of a dead car? A dead battery. Fortunately, it's easy to tell if your battery is dead or dying. When you are dealing with a dead battery, you won't have a dome light when you open the door. If the battery is weak, the light may be dim. The problem is probably a dead battery if your car won't start and you can't even turn on the headlights, radio, or wipers. Next, listen closely when you turn your ignition key. If the battery is dead, you won't hear or feel anything at all or the starter may crank a few times then stop. A dead battery isn't the [...]

15 12, 2018

3 Ways to Make Sure Your Vehicle Doesn’t Get Damaged While Being Towed

By |2019-01-24T06:28:35+00:00December 15th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

When your car needs to be towed, it's natural to worry about your car becoming damaged during the tow. This isn't a needless worry, either, because not all towing companies in Las Vegas use the right procedures to lift and tow vehicles. The wrong technique can easily damage your car. To avoid the heartache of picking up your car later with a damaged bumper or axles, use these 3 tips to protect your car during a tow. Prepare Your Car for the Tow There are several steps you can take before the tow truck arrives to get your car ready and make sure everything goes smoothly. Start by removing your valuables from the car then take a look around the car, noting any existing damage. Ask where your car is going and how long it will take to get there. Don't engage your parking brake or the wheels can't spin. Your tow truck driver will probably ask you to put the car in neutral while it's being hooked up. When your car is in neutral, the wheels roll freely with less risk of harm to the drive train. Request a Flatbed Tow Truck A flatbed tow truck reduces the risk of damage to your car's transmission or axles because it uses a winch to put your vehicle on the end of the truck where it won't have contact with the road. Once loaded, your car rests in a stationary, horizontal position. A traditional tow truck raises your car on two [...]

12 12, 2018

Most Dangerous Weather Conditions to Drive in

By |2019-01-24T06:28:45+00:00December 12th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

When the sunny, warm Las Vegas weather takes a turn, it's important to practice defensive driving if you don't already. While you may assume that ice and snow are the most dangerous weather conditions for drivers, the truth may surprise you. Here are the most hazardous driving conditions to watch for and how to get down the road safely. Rain Expecting ice to top the charts for dangerous road conditions? The truth is rain is responsible for more driving deaths than snow in 39 of 50 states, including Nevada. In some cities like Los Angeles, rainfall is known to cause a huge spike in crashes, sometimes up to 300 in a single day compared to the typical 20-30. Rain is more common than snow and fog in many areas and people may not be as cautious on a wet road as they are on an icy road. Rain can also reduce visibility. Rain can be especially dangerous in Las Vegas, which doesn't get much rainfall. This is because oil residue builds up on the roads throughout the year. When it hasn't rained in awhile, even a light shower can make the roads incredibly dangerous. These tips can help you drive safely in the rain: -- The road is most dangerous when it first starts to rain due to a build-up of oil residue mixing with water. -- Always slow down when the road is wet. -- Brake slower and earlier in the rain. This reduces the risk of hydroplaning and [...]

9 12, 2018

7 Vehicle Maintenance Tips

By |2019-01-24T06:28:53+00:00December 9th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Want to avoid an unexpected breakdown and tow? Hoping to get as much life out of your car as possible while reducing expensive repair bills? It all starts with maintenance. Taking care of your car can make it safer, improve performance and reliability, increase your resale value, and save you from costly repairs down the road. Here are seven tips for maintaining your vehicle to avoid a call to the tow truck company. #1. Check Your Tires Regularly A blown tire is the last thing you want to deal with but it's a pretty common problem in the heat of Las Vegas. Keeping your tires at their correct pressure reduces the risk of a blow out and improves your fuel economy. Get in the habit of monitoring your tire pressure and filling your tires as needed. When you check the pressure, you should also check your tread depth to make sure your tires have adequate traction and can channel water. #2. Check and Change Your Fluids Every month, check your vehicle's fluid levels including your oil, antifreeze, and windshield wiper fluid. Your oil should be changed every 5,000 miles or every 10,000 miles for full synthetic oil. When your oil is changed, have your brake, power steering, and automatic transmission fluid checked as well. Brake fluid needs to be changed every 2 years. Power steering fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles. Transmission fluid may need to be changed every 30,000 miles or at 150,000 miles, depending on your vehicle. [...]

5 12, 2018

What to Do When Your Car Breaks Down

By |2019-08-25T09:23:04+00:00December 5th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Is there anything more stressful and even frightening than having your car break down far from home? You will probably feel like a bundle of nerves and unsure of what you should do first but it's important to remain calm. Here are the steps you should take to protect yourself and get your car off the road. Get Somewhere Safe If you can, pull onto the shoulder of the road as safely as you can and try to keep your car on level ground. Keep your hazard lights on and get out of the car only if it's absolutely safe to do so. If you do leave your car, do not stand beside it. Note the location of your car such as the nearest exit or landmarks like restaurants because this will help when you call for assistance. In most cases, the safest place to be in inside your car with your seatbelt on. Motorists tend to steer toward what they're look at, such as a car accident or broken down car ahead. Pedestrians are at the greatest risk of injury near the side of the road. Staying in your car can protect you if someone hits your car. Assess the Situation This isn't a good time to take a stab at repairing your car if you aren't sure what's wrong. Still, consider what may have happened and if it's something you can address yourself. If you know you ran out of gas and can walk to a gas station, [...]

20 08, 2018

Tips to Stay Safe While Waiting for the Tow Truck

By |2019-08-25T09:32:26+00:00August 20th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Whether you're dealing with a flat tire, a minor car accident, or a dead battery, it's important to stay safe while waiting for roadside assistance or towing service in Las Vegas. Breaking down on the side of the road can be scary and it can be dangerous with distracted drivers who may not see your stalled car or you. These tips will help you stay safe in an emergency while you wait for a Las Vegas tow truck company to arrive. #1. Pull over as much as you can If your vehicle can be driven safely, drive to the shoulder of the road so you aren't blocking traffic. Avoid parking on a hill or blind corner where other drivers will have trouble seeing you. If you aren't able to drive the car and you can do so safely, get help pushing the car to the shoulder. #2. Turn on your hazard lights As soon as your car experiences problems, turn on your hazard lights to make your car more visible and help alert other drivers to the fact that your car isn't moving. If you have an emergency kit in your car, you can set up cones or flares to make yourself more visible. #3. Stay in your car In most cases, it's safest to stay in your car with your seatbelt on while waiting for fast towing in Las Vegas. Don't stand next to your car as you don't want to bet your life on other drivers paying attention. [...]

17 08, 2018

What to Know About Having Your Car Towed

By |2019-08-25T09:31:13+00:00August 17th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Having your car towed for the first time can be intimidating. One minute you're on your way to work or the store, the next you're stranded with a completely dead battery, mechanical failure, or worse -- you've been involved in an accident. At some point, most people need to call a car towing service for a tow or general roadside assistance. If you find yourself in the stressful position of needing to call a towing company in Las Vegas, here's what you should know and expect. Call a Trusted Towing Service in Las Vegas When you find yourself in a difficult situation and need to have your car towed, make sure you choose a reputable and trusted towing service. While you may not have much time for research, it's still important to choose a company you can trust. You can still get cheap towing in Las Vegas while choosing a towing company that's honest and takes the necessary precautions before lifting your vehicle. If you choose the first or cheapest tow company you find, you may be setting yourself up for an unpleasant experience. Stay Safe If your car has broken down for some reason, it's important to put safety first. Don't get out of your car unless it's necessary, such as smoke coming from the engine or you are stopped in a dangerous spot. If you do need to get out of the car, get out on the opposite side of traffic and do not remain in front of [...]

13 08, 2018

8 Most Common Reasons to Call a Tow Truck Company in Las Vegas

By |2019-08-25T09:33:10+00:00August 13th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

No one wants to find themselves in the position of needing to call a towing company in Las Vegas yet many do. Few things are as stressful and daunting as finding yourself stranded after an accident or another incident, especially if you're running late for work or picking up the kids and you have no one to call for help. Fast towing in Las Vegas offers an important lifeline, giving you somewhere to turn when you're dealing with serious car problems and need to get home or get your car to a mechanic. What you may not know is your local tow truck company in Las Vegas can provide a range of services. Along with towing your car, a towing company can deliver fuel, change a flat tire, solve a car lockout situation, and more. Here are the top reasons motorists call for car towing service and what you can expect. #1. Overheating Your car can overheat for many reasons, including a leak in the water pump, hose, or radiator or a bad fan belt. When your engine overheats and shuts off, you will find yourself stuck. Adding antifreeze or, if you don't have any, some water can temporarily cool off your engine and allow you to keep driving but it isn't a sure-fire strategy. If you can't get your car moving again, you'll need to call a tow truck company for help towing your car to a mechanic. #2. Ran Out of Gas Running out of gas can be [...]

11 08, 2018

How to Find Out Who Towed Your Car

By |2019-08-25T09:29:07+00:00August 11th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Trying to figure out who towed your car? It definitely wasn't us! Priority Towing is a voluntary towing company in Las Vegas. That means we don't do impounding or repossessions. We only work with car owners who need a voluntary car towing service. Still, we understand what a nightmare it can be to leave a restaurant or store and find your car gone. A tow truck company in Las Vegas can only tow a car without your request if it was involved in an accident, you parked unlawfully on private or public property, or the police request the tow. Here's what you should know about finding out who towed your car and how to get it back. Was Your Car Towed? When you return to where you parked and find your car gone, your first thought may be that your car was stolen. Before jumping to conclusions, look around for "No Parking" signs or signs that detail parking restrictions. There are many reasons your car may have been towed such as: Blocking a handicap ramp Parking in a "Tow Zone" Blocking a fire hydrant Unlawfully parking on private property, such as a parking lot only for customers or an area marked "No Parking" Obstructing traffic How to Find Your Car Check around where you parked for a posted sign detailing parking regulations. In a parking lot or parking garage, the sign will usually have contact information for the car towing service the property owner or manager uses. The towing company [...]

7 08, 2018

How to Reduce the Risk of a Breakdown in the Summer

By |2019-08-25T09:30:31+00:00August 7th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Everyone knows that Las Vegas gets hot in the summer. From June through July, it's not uncommon for temperatures to stay in the 90s or much higher with even scorching nighttime temperatures. The heat isn't just hard on people and pets; it can also put a lot of strain on your car. The good news is there are several steps you can take to reduce your risk of a breakdown during the summer and avoid a call for cheap towing in Las Vegas. Have Your Battery Tested Dead batteries are a common reason for motorists to call a tow truck company in Las Vegas for roadside assistance. It's a common misconception that car battery problems only occur in very cold climates but summer heat can be even worse on your battery. That's because vibration and heat are the biggest problems that cause internal breakdown of the battery and failure. While you can't do much about the heat, you can make sure your battery is secure to reduce vibration. Because the battery fluid evaporates faster in the summer, which can corrode connections and terminals, take the time to clear the corrosive build up on the clamps and terminals to make sure your battery will be able to start. If your battery is getting old, have it tested to figure out how much longer it should last. Make Sure Your Tires Are Inflated Like dead batteries, flat tires are a common cause for phone calls to our towing company in Las Vegas [...]