How to Safely Identify Your Roadside Service Provider

Being stranded on the side of the road is a stressful situation. While waiting for your service provider, practice the following tips to keep yourself safe.

Stay Inside Your Vehicle
It is dangerous to stand on the shoulder as vehicles are passing by at high speeds. This is especially true at night as there is less visibility.

Check your provider
Please make sure you’re getting service from the right company with the right driver by matching the company and driver name you were given by dispatch or your insurance company.

Have the driver confirm your name
Ask the tow truck driver to confirm your name before you get out ofyour vehicle. The driver should already have service details including your name and number as well as your vehicle’s year, make, and model.

Follow your Intuition
When in doubt, call dispatch or your insurance company to confirm the driver they assigned is on site.

Our company provides many services, ranging from semi-truck, car, and motorcycle towing to fuel deliveries, winch-outs, jump-starts, tire changes, and lockouts. If you are in need of any of these services, give Titan Towing and Roadside Assistance a call at (833) 717-3200. 

Why You May Need A Towing Service

It is unnerving to get stuck on the side of the road when your vehicle unexpectedly stops working. Sometimes, the problem can’t be diagnosed or fixed immediately. In these cases, it is safer to call a specialized towing and roadside assistance provider who can repair the vehicle or tow it to the nearest mechanic shop. If you are stuck on the side of the road and your insurance company is unable to find a service provider for you, you may be stranded for hours. This is why you may have to find and hire your own service provider. It is important to choose a towing company that is
reliable and will safely transport your vehicle.

The following are some vehicle problems which may force you to call a towing company.

Engine Failure
Make sure no check engine light is on before starting on your car journey. It is important to constantly check coolant and engine oil levels. Low engine oil levels can lead to the engine overheating and possibly failing. If your engine fails or stalls, you will need to call a reliable towing company to tow your vehicle to a mechanic shop near you.

Car Accident
Even if you are a defensive driver, there is still a chance you may get into an accident at some point. Do not drive your vehicle after getting into an accident. First, inspect the vehicle and survey the extent of the damage. If your vehicle is unsafe to drive, give Titan Towing and Roadside Assistance a call at (833) 717-3200.

Running Out of Fuel
Another reason you may need a towing service, is because your vehicle is out of fuel. This can be due to a leaking fuel pipe or not having enough fuel to get to your destination. Not only does Titan Towing and Roadside Assistance deliver fuel, we can also tow a vehicle to a nearby mechanic shop where they can repair the leaking fuel pipe.

Flat Tire
If your tire blows out or goes flat for any other reason, Titan Towing and Roadside Assistance can change your spare tire or tow you to a tire shop.

Our company provides many services, ranging from semi-truck, car, and motorcycle towing to fuel deliveries, winch-outs, jump-starts, tire changes, and lockouts. If you are in need of any of these services, give Titan Towing and Roadside Assistance a call at (833) 717-3200. 

How An Engine’s Cooling System Works

A vehicle’s engine produces a lot of power and heat when it is running. In order to keep the engine running efficiently, it is necessary to ensure that it does not get over heated, or it might get impaired or break down altogether. To keep the engine running smoothly, an efficacious coolant system is ensconced along with it.

The coolant system’s primary function is to run the coolant throughout the engine through various pipes and hoses which ultimately cools the engine down. An engine cannot run effectively at low temperatures. It causes the engine’s components to wear out faster and also makes the engine emit more pollution. Hence, another critical function of a coolant system is to increase the temperature of an engine as quickly as possible and bring it to its optimum level and then maintain it at that level.

A coolant liquid is usually mixed with an antifreeze and is made to run through the engine. This liquid expands as it absorbs the heat when the engine starts heating up and moves towards the radiator which is located right behind the grill of the vehicle. This grill allows air to pass through, which in turn cools down the heated coolant. The coolant cools down and flows back to pass through the engine.

A coolant system is an assemblage of various components, therefore, any reason for its dysfunction may be attributed to one or more reasons. The most common signals of a damaged system can be easily diagnosed, like, the reading on the temperature gauge of the vehicle may show an increased temperature. You might, sometimes, spot a colored liquid leaked below your vehicle. This liquid may be green, orange or yellow, which is the color of the antifreeze. In a few cases, you may observe low temperature in the passenger’s compartment.

As soon as you notice any unusual signs in your vehicle, it should be taken to the nearest workshop for a thorough inspection. Any delays may lead to more wear out, more complications and unexpected break downs. 

Most Common Transmission Problems

A vehicle’s transmission facilitates gear shifting and empowers the wheels to move by influencing the engine’s speed-torque ratio. Transmissions are highly complex components of an engine. Manual transmissions are still simple, easy to repair and involve less cost. Automatic transmissions are easy to operate and are very convenient for the driver, however, they are very intricate systems that require skill to get repaired and that may be expensive.

As a layman, it may be near impossible for an individual to detect any issues in the transmission. Today, we will discuss common transmission problems so that you can easily detect any probable issues and get their vehicle repaired before any serious damages occur.

Lack of Response – If the vehicle shifts back the gear and or refuses to get into gear from neutral, that implies a lack of response from the transmission and usually indicates a faulty clutch.

Whining, Clunking and Humming – A dysfunctional transmission’s noise is hard to explain but as soon as you hear a noise coming while you shift gears, it is imperative that you get it diagnosed at a workshop before more damage is done. 

Leaking/Low Fluid – Automatic Transmission Fuel (ATF) lubricates a transmission and also helps to keep it clean. A leaking, low or dirty ATF will adversely affect it by increasing heat and friction or clogging.

Grinding or Shaking – Grinding or shaking of a vehicle while shifting gears is one of the common transmission problems, however, it indicates a couple of various reasons and should be diagnosed timely to avoid a breakdown.

Check Engine Light – As soon as the light for servicing the engine is turned on, it is important to get the transmission thoroughly diagnosed, as it is a prominent component of the engine.