ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE SERVICES
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If you’re like most people who experience vehicle breakdown problems, your first thought might be to call your trusted auto repair mechanic. While that’s not necessarily a bad idea, you could potentially save yourself valuable time and money by simply calling AM PM Towing when you encounter a roadside emergency.
Because not only do our experienced and courteous tow truck operators know their way around your vehicle, but rather than requiring that you bring your disabled vehicle to us, we’ll come to you.
When you trust AM PM Towing to help you with all of your roadside assistance needs you can relax in the knowledge that we’ve helped thousands of customers in the Flagstaff area and we can help you as well. So, whether your car won’t start on a cold winter’s morning, or you’ve accidentally locked your keys inside your car, let our more than three decades of experience get you through these tough times.
What Makes Us Different?
Car UnlockWhen you lock your keys inside your vehicle, your first inclination might be to attempt to retrieve your keys yourself. We've seen the damage that a coat hanger can do the paint and interior of cars. That's why we strongly suggest that you restrain your desire to fish the keys out and call us.
Flat Tire ChangeIf you've experienced a flat tire on the way to work you know the frustration and headache it can cause. Pulling over to a safe area, and then attempting to find your spare tire and tools, only to learn that the spare is flat as well. Rather than changing your own tire, simply call AM PM Towing to do It.
Out of Gas DeliveryWith dozens of tasks and errands most motorists contend with on a daily basis, it's understandable that you might forget to put gas in your car every once in a while. That's where our gas delivery service comes in. AM PM Towing will bring you enough gasoline to get you to the next gas station.
Jump StartIf you've ever hopped in your car in the morning and heard a click, click, click noise when attempting to start your engine, you my friend have experienced a dead battery. Depending on the battery's age and other factors, you may need a replacement, but in most instances a simple jump start will do the trick.
Many of the calls we receive for assistance roadside occur during the holidays and inclement weather. Out of the area travelers, unfamiliar with the roadways, tend to stray into areas where they get stuck or run into curbs, causing flat tires and other damages.
Cold weather, and its icy, snowy conditions, can cause batteries to fail, hoses to burst, and harsh driving conditions. And, while many of these roadside emergencies are avoidable, sometimes motorists aren’t armed with enough information to circumvent a call to a towing company for help.
AM PM Towing is always available to help you with any of your towing or roadside needs, but we thought we’d put together a few helpful hints to help you steer clear of a call for assistance.
How To Avoid A Call For Roadside Assistance
Flat Tire Change
We thought we would start with one of the newest challenges the vehicle manufacturers have imparted on their customers. Did you know that more than 80% of the new cars made in 2020 will not come equipped with a spare? To meet government fuel economy standards, manufacturers are keeping their GVWR down by excluding spare tires. So, if your car doesn’t come equipped with a spare, you’ll need a tow to a tire shop, if you have a flat.
One way to avoid this inconvenience is to purchase a spare tire and tire tools and keep them in your vehicle at all times. Also, proper maintenance, which includes ensuring your tires have good tread depth, inflation levels are optimum, and avoiding gravel roads and other unpaved areas can prolong the life of your tires.
Dead Car Battery
There are many factors that can affect your car’s battery. Weather, battery age, and driving habits all play a role in how long your car’s battery will endure. Extreme cold weather can quickly draw down your battery and prevent your car from starting. And the long term effects of disuse can also allow your battery to become run down.
As a precautionary measure, you should have your battery tested at least once every year. If you drive your vehicle infrequently, this can have a negative impact on the life of your battery. If this is the case for you, we suggest that you start your car and let it run for 15 minutes every couple of days. Or put your battery on a trickle charger.
Keys Locked In Car
Accidentally locking your keys inside your car can be frustrating. It usually happens when you’re in a hurry. And in a world where we’re all multi-tasking all the time, it’s no wonder that we are inundated with calls for lockout services. The worst thing you can do is attempt to retrieve your keys yourself. Damage caused to the upholstery and paint job is almost assured if you attempt this with a clothes hanger.
One way to avoid locking your keys inside your car is to modify your habits so that you remove the keys from the ignition every time you shut off the vehicle. Of course, this might be easier said than done. But, if you do lock your keys inside your car, we’ll be happy to assist and retrieve your keys from your locked car, damage-free.
Car Out Of Gas
Running out of gas always seems to happen at the worst possible moment. You’ve got a million things going, and don’t have time to stop for gas on the way to work. But you learn, the hard way that you misjudged how many miles you could go on E.
Well, the easy answer is to discipline yourself to fill up your gas tank before the gas gage gets below the halfway mark. But, should you make a mistake and run out of gas, you can always count on the friendly tow truck operators at AM PM Towing. When you call, we’ll bring you a couple of gallons of gas; just enough to get you back on the road and on your way to the nearest gas station.
Additional Safety Concerns
Even with the preventative measures suggested above, you may still encounter breakdown issues. When you do have a roadside emergency, you’ll need to ensure your safety and the safety of your passengers. To do this, be sure to pull your vehicle as far off of the roadway as possible and turn on your hazard lights. Also, just in case your vehicle is struck by a passing motorist, if feasible, you should exit your car on the opposite side of passing traffic, and move as far away from traffic as you can. And, lastly, call AM PM Towing for assistance with your vehicle. 928-526-4357