If you’re planning to hit the road with a trailer behind your rig as you and your mates embark on a grand summer adventure, you have to first ensure safety. In case you get yourself into a roadside emergency, call Allout Towing to provide you with road assistance in WA. We have a range of equipment and tow truck services suitable for a variety of situations, and we’ll be pleased to help you out.
As the long road beckons, here are a few tips for towing this summer to get you started.
Check that your vehicle is in good condition.
Before heading out, make sure your vehicle is well equipped to handle the heat. Hot summer weather affects the tyres, cooling system and transmission. Ensure that all the fluid levels are at an acceptable range. Clear off the corrosion in the battery terminals, water pump and engine coolant passages. Check the radiator and heater hoses too to avoid potential problems.
Heat directly affects tyres, and it increases risks of bursting from excessive friction. Keep your tyre pressure on the appropriate level; you can check the vehicle’s user manual for the specific numbers. Just in case, it’s wise to keep a spare tyre or two with you.
If you haven’t towed a trailer before, you definitely need to practise. Find a wide space for you to practise how to turn, switch lanes and back up. It will also give you a chance to get a feel for the size of the trailer, which can help you out when you’re navigating unfamiliar terrain.
Keep yourself hydrated.
Now, this isn’t a vehicle-related tip, but it’s important just the same. Plenty of vehicular accidents during the summer are caused by the high temperature affecting the driver. To avoid this, there are precautions you can take, such as drinking plenty of water before and after driving. Being dehydrated whilst driving has a negative impact on your ability to focus on the road, leaving you dazed, confused and more prone to accidents.
Find yourself in need of an emergency tow truck service?
If you find yourself stuck with your trailer in the middle of the road, don’t sweat it! Allout Towing is one call away. Our team provides industry-leading tilt tray tow truck service throughout Perth and WA, as well as transport for all types of vehicles and machinery.
Contact us at 0418 959 216. Our line is open all day, every day, ready 24/7!