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Emergency Road Service

Emergency Road Service

On the road, an emergency can happen at any time and any place. Take some of the worry out of your travel by having a good Towing Expert at your disposal (like Durham Towing) and by being as prepared as you can for any roadside emergency situation. In this article we’ll not only cover tips for preparing for a possible emergency situation, but also what to expect when the unexpected happens.

Trip Planning

Before heading out on the open road, take a look at your travel plans.  If you’re unfamiliar with the terrain or territory, ask yourself: what kind of road will I be traveling on? Is it backcountry driving, or perhaps is a freeway the entire length or maybe you will be driving through rugged mountains with steep ups and downs. Will there be gas stations en route? What’s the distance? These types of questions will get you thinking in an emergency type of mindset. For example, if you plan on driving in the mountains, it would be a good idea to check your front and rear brakes, especially if you’re towing something behind your vehicle.

Last but not least take a quick look at the weather and try to surmise if and when you may run into some potentially bad weather.

Trip Preparation

Prior to leaving for your trip and with your trip plan in mind make sure you do a quick once over on your vehicle and check the tire pressure and your front and rear lights. Next check the oil, wipers and air filter and then do a cursory check of the vehicle to make sure your car is ready for the road.

After the car pre-check, we normally go over the emergency road service items we would want to have in the vehicle to cover likely crisis scenarios. For us, these items include;

  • A cell phone and charger
  • Area map
  • Car jack
  • Spare tire
  • Jumper cables
  • Flare or an Emergency Orange Road Triangle
  • Orange safety vest
  • Extra car key in wallet

Emergency Road Service in Durham

Need immediate roadside assistance in or near the Durham area or surrounding communities? Consider calling a local full-service towing provider like Durham Towing Company. We offer a full suite of emergency services including:

  • Jumping a dead battery
  • Flat Tire Service
  • Delivering gas when your tank is empty
  • Locksmith Services
  • Towing

…and since we’re local you won’t be waiting long for our service trucks to arrive. Call us today at (919) 805-3344

Contact us at (919) 805-3344