February 2011

Cold Weather Expected to Hit North Bay.

As you know, the cold weather is still here and News Stations are predicting snow at Sea level. As such, black ice, slippery when wet and wet road advisories will be in place for the roadways of Sonoma County. Anticipate the unexpected and give yourself and other drivers an extra cushion. Adhere to the wet road advisory of decreasing your speeds on the roads and highways, increasing your following distances between vehicles and drive extra cautious to give yourself more reaction time.

Dead Battery

Signs that your vehicles Battery may be in need of replacement or getting close too. The most common sound you will hear when trying to start your car when you have a dead battery is "click click click click" in rapid succession. This is typically when the battery has just enough juice to turn the starter cylinoid over but not the starter. The often heard "CLICK......" once & then nothing is usually when the battery does not have enough power to even turn the cylinoid more than once OR the starter is going bad.

Safe Driving & Towing Practices

Earlier this Month I blogged about a 3 car accident that Yarbrough Bros Towing responded to while Towing in Santa Rosa. Another topic came to mind as a result of witnessing this crash scene. Safe Driving Practices in accord with driving a commercial vehicle. Obviously, the people involved in this accident were recipients of a failure to adhere to safe driving practices. The most common vehicle accident is a rear-ender. These are more likely caused by inattention or distraction than speed.

Airbag safety at an accident scene

Yesterday afternoon, while Towing in Santa Rosa, Yarbrough Bros Towing responded to a three car accident that required all three vehicles be towed. Well when we arrived to the scene, two of the three vehicles had the Airbags deployed from impact and the third had not. This gave me an idea for today's blog topic of Airbag safety after a collision. With any vehicle that is involved in a collision where the airbag has not deployed, it is extremely important that you or anyone for that matter, use caution when entering the passenger compartment of the vehicle.