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In our last two blogs, we talked about what you should and shouldn’t do when waiting on a tow truck to pull you in for transmission repair. There are a couple of more do’s and don’ts that you should consider so that you are safe while waiting for the tow truck to arrive. From not trusting strangers to getting your car as far out of traffic as possible, following the aforementioned tips may save your life. With that in mind, read on below for a few more of the do’s and don’ts to follow when waiting on a tow truck.

DO Stay Where You are Safest

If you break down on the interstate and feel that you are safer inside of your car, stay there. Make sure to keep your seat belt on and your doors locked until the tow truck arrives. Once the tow truck driver arrives, ask for ID before you get out of the car. If you feel it is safe to get out of the car, then don’t get in the way of oncoming traffic and stay as far off the road as you can while you wait.

DON’T get out of the Car Until You are Out of Traffic

Never exit your car until you are safely out of traffic. You don’t want to get out and try to dodge traffic to get to the side of the road. If you can’t get your car out of harm’s way, then stay in the car. Don’t even get out to pop the hood or check the damage to the transmission. Stay where you are, until the tow truck arrives. It’s better to be safe and stay put than get out and be hit by oncoming motorists.

For more information and to call a tow truck for your transmission if needed, contact the professionals at Twin Transmission for help.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Waiting for a Tow Truck Part 2

In our last article, we talked about some of the do’s and don’ts of waiting on a tow truck. When your transmission fails you or any problem causes you to pull off on the side of the road and call a tow truck from Twin Transmission to come and get you, you have put yourself in danger. With that in mind, read on below for a few more of the do’s and don’ts when waiting on a tow truck to come tow you to our shop, so that we can fix your transmission the right way.

DO Signal to Other Drivers You Aren’t Moving

Even if you are stranded during the day, you need to make sure and turn on your hazard lights. This is the best way for other motorists to see you and know that you aren’t moving. It will signal to other drivers that you aren’t moving and let them see you, especially at night.

DON’T Leave Your Stuff Unattended

If you don’t want your personal items to get stolen, then if you decide not to stay with your car, take them with you. This includes things like your purse, cell phone, insurance papers, and anything else that is important to you. Gather them with you and take them home. Making sure to take all your stuff with you will give you the peace of mind of knowing that your items are secure.

These are just a few more of the do’s and don’ts of waiting on a tow truck to come tow your car if you have car trouble. The best way to prevent this from happening to you is by making sure to bring your car into Twin Transmission for repairs if you think something is going on. In part three, we will go into a couple more do’s and don’ts. See you there!

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You knew you should have had that transmission checked out a long time ago, but you kept putting it off. Now it’s 3 am and you are on the side of the road, waiting for the tow truck to come and tow your car to Twin Transmission for repairs. No matter what the issue is with your transmission, waiting for a tow truck can be dangerous if you don’t follow some simple safety tips. With that in mind, read on below for a few of the top do’s and don’ts of waiting on the tow truck to come tow you in.

DO Pull Over and Out of Traffic

The very first thing you should do is pull over and out of traffic if at all possible. If you can drive the car then do that, if not, try to push it as far out of traffic as you can get it so traffic isn’t blocked and you don’t run the risk of causing an accident before the tow truck arrives.

DON’T Accept Rides from Someone You Don’t Know

The days when you could trust just about everyone is long gone and it’s important not to accept rides from strangers. You have already called for a tow truck, wait for them to get there and be careful who you talk too. Though there may be good Samaritans out there, you never know who is going to have bad intentions. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

These are just a couple of the do’s and don’ts of waiting for a tow truck to come get your car if your transmission fails you. In part two of this, we will consider more. For more information and to get your transmission checked and repaired before it strands you, contact the professionals at Twin Transmission for help and a tow if needed.

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Signs Your Automatic Transmission is On the Fritz” is locked Signs Your Automatic Transmission is On the Fritz

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Having a car that has an automatic transmission is certainly easier than one with a manual. You don’t have to step on a clutch to change gears and they offer easier shifting for sure. Being able to keep both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road certainly makes it safer for you and your passengers. Eventually, however, something can happen to that automatic transmission that requires taking it into the shop for repair. Keeping that in mind, read on below for a few of the top signs that your automatic transmission is about to be on the fritz.

A Fluid Leak

Your car’s transmission should never leak. If you notice fluid underneath your car on the driveway, then it’s time to get the car into a transmission shop. Don’t ignore the signs, the faster you get the car to the shop, the faster the leak can be stopped preventing you from having to have extensive repairs on down the line.

The Transmission is Slipping

The top sign that your transmission is slipping is that it seems to shift gears on its own for no reason. It is possible that the car will start making a noise that you’ve never heard before. This means it’s possible your transmission is failing. Getting it to the shop is important if you want to save your transmission and your car.

These are just a couple signs that your automatic transmission is about to go on the fritz. Your best bet is to take your car in for inspection to Twin Transmission so that it can be determined whether you need any work done, before the problems get that bad. We are waiting and eager to serve you. Contact us today for help with all your transmission needs.

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