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KNOW YOUR TOW!!

Having a breakdown or a flat may not be the best thing that has happened to you. It gets frustrating and hopefully the weather is cooperating. Once you have started driving or own a car, one of the most important things to do is have all the necessary information. Your insurance number, insurance contact, Car number, model and the contact number of a reliable and licensed tow company are some of the information you should know without previous thought or consideration.

If you know-how and manage to figure out what might be wrong with your vehicle, go ahead and solve the problem on your own but be cautious at all times. First and foremost if you are on busy roads, switch on your emergency flashers, and move your vehicle to the side of the road or if possible to a parking lot where traffic or movement of Vehicles is less. Switching on your flashers will immediately alert the other Vehicles and they will be aware of the situation.

While attending to your vehicle, remember to never allow yourself to be exposed to the traffic side. If you do not know what needs to be done, contact your tow service and leave clear cut directions on where to find you. Leave the damage to the professionals for they will know the enormity of the damage and will decide on what best needs to be done. If you are lucky they will fix it up then and there and you should be able to head home safely, if not, they would tow your vehicle either home or to their workshop and give you the numbers.

Most of the car dealerships provide contact details of reliable tow companies. Some of them have their own tow services which offer their services at a monthly price and will come to you at any point of day or night. If you can provide your tow company with the details of what exactly is wrong with your vehicle, they can sometimes help you out then and there. But if you are unaware, they you will have to wait for a mechanic to look at your vehicle and decide what needs to be done. Sometimes, it could be just a tire change, or a drained battery which may not require much assistance.

Choosing your tow company may not seem an important decision, but it will help you in the long run. Licensed and reliable mechanics know what they are doing and make sure your car does not succumb to further damage. They will take the right call at the right time and will advice the same.

Deaths due to automobile connected emergencies have a surprisingly high number. This is mostly due to carelessness and ignorance. It is best to leave it to the experts and quietly listen to what they have to say. Whilst waiting for help to come your way, not many people will turn a blind eye. A lot of help may be offered from strangers, but not all are the really helpful kind. It is advisable to stay indoors and inform that help is on the way.

If you are unable to reach for help, try reaching your nearest gas station and take things forward from there. Another perk to knowing your towing company’s details is when the weather is at its worst. Extreme cold weathers can play havoc with your vehicles and your tow will probably be your best bet at that time.

Paramus changed its towing decree

change of towing decreeIn order to make it unchallengeable for companies to contract with the municipality to handle its community and police towing services, the governing body of Paramus has come up with a change of towing decree.

The police department together with Paramus has already worked with four towing companies, out of which two companies have expressed their thoughts saying that the changes were not needed and may perhaps potentially scale up response times from towers positioned in municipalities not flanking to Paramus.

Mayor Richard LaBarbiera made it a point to clarify that changes concerned to the ordinance were not major! Between them was exclusion of a prerequisite that stated that towing companies must have their main place of business in a borough that precincts Paramus. However supplies were reserved that have need of towers to have a 20-minute response time and be located within 1.5 miles of Paramus.

Having said that, the amended ordinance besides removes a condition that towing companies have storage lots next to their main place of business- a progress that put well-known towers in compliance with the decree when in the past they weren’t, the mayor illustrated.

As with the mentioned changes, borough’s established towing companies uttered concerns, predominantly that there would be slower response times if the borough uninvolved the prerequisite that a company’s main place of business be in a town next to Paramus.

In addition, the mayor also said that, he had no clear idea why there was a fight back not in favor of the new ordinance, other than that it would add more towing companies into the regular change. Up to that time, the four towing companies had one week a month to manage all of the borough’s towing needs.

“Nobody that had towed in the past – none of the golden four – are being told not to go back,” LaBarbiera said.

The council members like Jeanne Weber, Stephen Sullivan and Donna Warburton really wanted to table the regulation to look into it more. Weber pointed up that when the ordinance was commenced last month, it was added to the meeting’s plan at the last minute.

Moreover, as a matter of fact, she also mentioned saying why the decree was being changed. It was during the year of 2011, the previous ordinance was attuned. “I kind of feel this was shoved down our throats at the last minute,” Weber said.

LaBarbiera busted the tie and the regulation intently passed, 4-3. The mayor also broke the tie, with the same ruling body members opposing, on the granting of permit to the six towing companies that applied which includes Arrow Towing, Bergen Brookside, Belfis Towing, All-Points Towing, Nutchie’s and City Wide.

The new applicants were Arrow, of Saddle Brook, and Nutchie’s, of Lodi, and Nutchie’s license approval was provisional and subject to approval, Borough Attorney Paul Kaufman said.

Arrow tried to apply for an authorization to tow in Paramus last year; nevertheless the application was not presented in time, Vincent Sturdy, manager at Arrow, said after the meeting. In the fall, the company again tried to re-apply this year.