Road Service & Towing in Santa Rosa

One of Yarbrough Bros Towings drivers came in last night and proclaimed "i like it better when Towing in Santa Rosa is busier than slow". I agree. Hopefully it is a trend of things to come in the whole economy but the last week has been busy for Road Service in Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Cotati. Whether it is requests for Battery Service, jump starts, lock outs or fuel delivery, it is nice to see the calls coming in. Towing in Santa Rosa has also been slightly busier than the past quarter as the weather is getting warmer.

Battery Service in Santa Rosa

Good morning Santa Rosa. Today our Battery Service drivers are out and about testing car batteries and conducting mobile installation's for customers all over Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati and Windsor. We have been experiencing several low charge situations where the car may have not been being driven over the winter and now the enthusiast wants to use it for the nice weather. We have installed new batteries in about half of those calls however the other half have tested good but low charge. We suggest purchasing a battery tender or small trickle charger as some people call them.

Recovery on a F550 dump truck

So i get a call on an F550 Dump truck up in Healdsburg. Real nice guy doing some hauling got stuck slightly off the road in a field before he could dump his mulch. I headed up there in 230 and when i arrived on the scene, not only was he stuck, but he was stuck up to the frame on the left rear side and the four wheel drive had dug in up to the rear axle. Fortunately he was only a few feet from pavement so i was able to back up pretty close to him, use a good 30 degree angle, four snatch blocks to even the casualty load out onto four lines and lift him up and out of the rut.

Watch out for bicyclists & motorcyclists

Hey Sonoma County, as the weather gets nicer & the temperature rises, more of us two wheeled enthusiasts are going to be hitting the roads & bike lanes so lets while we are out driving around Santa Rosa and the beautiful surrounding areas, lets keep our eyes out for the bicyclists and motorcyclists and truly share the road. I know i like to take the mountain bike out but sometimes i do use the bike lanes to get to the park and as such would really appreciate the extra caution.

Having a first aid kit in your car.

Do you have a First Aid Kit in your car?

It is a good idea to keep a well-stocked first aid kit handy in your vehicle. It is good to be prepared for emergencies by carrying a first aid kit that could help keep a minor medical injury from becoming something more serious. Most first aid kits can be purchased from any pharmacy/drug store or auto parts supply store. We purchase ours and replenish/restock them from BWS Industries on Piner Rd in Santa Rosa and from Cintas for our shop kits. You can also find well stocked simple first kit on line at

GO LOCAL campaign

Check out this YOUTUBE video of the GOLOCAL Sonoma County movement for merchants, banking practices and consumers. A very good program worth supporting.


a few tips on fuel efficiency

Here are a few tips on how to save fuel in your car or truck Sonoma County. First, replace or clean your cars air filter. A clean filter can save you up to 10% in fuel efficiency. Next, get an two or four wheel alignment. Tires that do not track straight create resistance on the pavement which can result in a loss of up to 10% in fuel economy. We strongly suggest keeping your vehicle properly tuned up as a smooth running engine can save you as much as 4% in fuel.

Is my car driveable?

This is a very subjective question. "Is my car driveable"? We hear this question all the time when responding to accidents or mechanical breakdowns in Santa Rosa. Lets start with the obvious scenario of an auto accident. Maybe the fuel shut off switch activated during the collision and simply needs to be reset, or the bumper is slightly rubbing a tire and the tow operator can pull it from contact. We can handle both of those problems rather easily but there are times when the car could be "unsafe to drive".

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.

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