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Four Common Types of Heavy Towing Equipment

July 2, 2020

Heavy-duty towing service in Centre County, PA includes special equipment needed to tow semi trucks, tractors, busses, motor coaches and trailers. Trucks and equipment performing this work must be able to handle the weight and abide by the special requirements for moving these larger vehicles. Operators also offer specific skills to use this equipment successfully. Here are four common types of heavy towing equipment used for semi trucks, motor homes and other large vehicles: Fully hydraulic lowboys: These are the specialty tow trucks used to handle large, heavy vehicles. Set aside for only the largest jobs, the trucks offer the... View Article

Handling Big Rig Towing Problems

June 18, 2020

Towing a big rig is not the same as towing a passenger car. Semi trucks offer challenges that require specialist knowledge and equipment, and you often cannot call just any random towing company. Problems go beyond towing in Centre County, PA, and there are other issues that must be handled if big rigs break down or wreck. Here are five issues unique to big rigs and how we handle them: Weight: The most obvious difference between semi trucks and passenger cars is their sheer size. There should be no doubt that towing a big rig requires a different type of... View Article

Places You Should Never Wait for Roadside Assistance

May 29, 2020

Dealing with a car breakdown can be a frustrating, anxiety-ridden experience. It’s important that you get your vehicle to the side of the road as soon as it is safe to do so, but in some cases it may not be possible, especially if you’re on a busy road with vehicles that don’t give you the opportunity to pull over and get out of traffic. No matter what, you need to get to as safe of a location as possible. But what does a safe spot to wait for roadside assistance look like? Or, perhaps more importantly, where are the... View Article

A Heavy-Duty Towing Guide

May 15, 2020

Heavy-duty towing equipment is frequently used for towing away vehicle wreckage from serious car accidents, or for towing large vehicles that have broken down out on the road. Heavy-duty towing in Centre County, PA requires a different set of equipment, as well as different techniques than what you might see from lightweight towing. With this in mind, here’s a quick overview of what you should know about heavy-duty towing. About heavy-duty towing The process of heavy-duty towing involves using specialized equipment for larger, heavier objects, including rotator winches, under-lifting machines and, in some cases, cranes. Because different types of equipment... View Article

Five Ways to Avoid Breakdowns in Your Classic Car

April 21, 2020

Anyone who has taken the time to breathe life into a classic car understands that the relationship is a special one. As rewarding as owning a classic vehicle can be, it’s also a challenge. The expression “they don’t make them like they used to” is especially true when it comes to cars that are 25 years and older. Parts become harder to find. Expertise becomes rarer. That’s why it’s so crucial that you make sure your car is in excellent condition before you hit the road. Otherwise, you might find yourself in need of towing in Centre County, PA. To... View Article