Roadside assistance is not something you always wish to experience. However, when you do need it, you are thrilled when it arrives.
One sure way to avoid needing a tow truck near Woodland Park, Buena Vista, or Salida, Colorado is to watch out for the wildlife this autumn. Yes, it’s that time of year again. Deer and elk particularly are on the move to lower elevations for the winter, making this season the one to take very seriously all of those yellow diamond signs with bounding deer upon them.
A roadside emergency can happen at any time and always happens without any meaningful warning. Precisely because you cannot predict what might happen to your vehicle during a road trip through the Front Range communities Alpine Towing and Recovery operates out of–Buena Vista, Salida, and Woodland Park—it is critical that you carry a roadside emergency kit to use while you wait for us to respond to your call for roadside assistance.
One of the most frequent winter calls we get for tow truck service at Alpine Towing and Recovery is to help a stranded motorist with a dead car battery. As true electrical cars and hybrid gas/electric vehicles hit the roads in increasing numbers, battery degradation in cold weather is not just about starting but also affects the range of the vehicles depending on electrical drive.What is it about cold temperatures that impairs the performance of all batteries, and more importantly, tips older working batteries into a death spiral?
Autumn and winter along the Front Range is a busy time for Alpine Towing and Recovery. As our name suggests, we aren’t performing the easy roadside assistance recoveries you may see on the prairie, we often have to haul vehicles back up a considerable distance just to get them onto the roadway.
Hopefully, we are still months away from the full brunt of Colorado’s winter driving season. If you haven’t begun winterizing your vehicle, you should consider doing so soon. At the higher altitudes in the heart of the Front Range areas we serve, when winter does come, it comes in full force. Winter at high altitude is no time to be stuck on the side of the road, so preparing your vehicle for winter driving minimizes your chances of calling Alpine Towing to pull you out of a snow bank or other vehicle related predicament.
Many car owners assume car batteries are all the same. We can tell you from first-hand experience, choosing the appropriate battery for your vehicle matters! It prevents premature failure – and a call to roadside service. Here’s what you need to know.
The summer season can be a rough time for your vehicle and the extreme weather can really push it to its limit. At Alpine Towing and Recovery, we get plenty of roadside service calls from drivers who pushed their car too hard in the heat and require help. Our experts have listed some tips below to help you maintain your vehicle duringthe hot summer months and keep it inrolling on down the road.