March 2010

Towing in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa poses many challenges when it comes to towing in this area. You have the metropolitan area down town & along the 101 corridor, then you have the suburban residential areas on the outskirts & in the valley (Bennett Valley & Rincon Valley). You also get the rural exposure as well when you travel no more than 8 to 10 miles from 101 & hwy 12. Throw that in with the industrial areas as well as the outlying business parks and you really cover a large spectrum of calls.

What NOT to do during a mechanical breakdown or car accident.

First, do not panic. If safe to do so, pull over to the shoulder safely. If you are on a freeway or highway REMAIN in your car with your seatbelt on. Call for help whether it be friend or family, emergency services our Yarbrough Bros Towing. If you are in a safe location and can assess the situation, do so safely while always keeping your eyes towards oncoming traffic. If your car overheated, DO NOT attempt to open the radiator cap or overflow bottle top. The sealed system could be under pressure and release steam that is very dangerous and can harm you.

AAA & Yarbrough Bros Towing participate in Tipsy Tow Program

AAA sponsors a Tipsy Tow Program that offers both AAA and non-AAA members a free 5 mile tow from any party for drivers that drink to their home or hotel during certain holiday nights or festivities. The tow will cover your vehicle for up to five miles from the bar, restaurant or party to YOUR home or a hotel. The program is intended to keep intoxicated drivers off the roadways. There will be room for the up to two people in the tow truck. Services that are NOT covered under the Tipsy Tow program are tire changes, fuel delivery, lock outs, jump starts or a tow to another party.

CTTA Light Duty Level 1 Training & Certification

Hello Sonoma County (and surrounding Redwood CTTA Chapter members). Just a reminder that the upcoming CTTA Level 1 Light Duty Training & Certification class is coming up on March 20th & 21st being held in Sebastopol. Registration is now being handled directly by CTTA out of their Palmsprings office. For more information on training and what the class entails check out CTTA's website at http://ctta.com and click on training.

Four most common car troubles on the road.

The four most common car troubles are; Flat tires, out of gas, lock outs and dead batteries. The first of the four is flat tires. Obviously a road hazard can destroy even the newest of tires. However, some simple preventative maintanence can help minimize the exposure to tire failure. First, inspect your vehicles tires regularly for low pressure, cuts or guages, bulges and uneven tread wear. Tire pressure should be checked when it is cold to get an accurate reading. Also, use a high quality tire guage as some service station guages can be inaccurate.