Last month, on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, only a guardrail that withstood a 60 mph impact came between the actor James Woods and a 100-foot plunge into the Colorado River.On snow and ice, 60 mph could be called speeding, even in a Jeep Grand Cherokee such as what Woods was in. However, the person who caused the accident lost control at 75 mph and created a chain reaction collision with the canyon wall and the guardrail.
If you last inflated your tires in August and the temperatures overnight where you live regularly now dip into the 30s or lower, chances are your tires are eachunder-inflated by about five or six pounds per square inch, (PSI).
It is easy to forget that in fall and winter our mountain roadways in the Front Range will see an increase in wildlife activity. As the temperatures drop in the mountains, deer and elk start their migration to lower elevations. Unfortunately for all too many drivers, they strike road crossing wildlife and wind up needing our towing service.
The diesel emissions cheating scandal engulfing Volkswagen has brought to light a weakness of new diesel passenger vehicles and light trucks in America that will likely cause them to need a towing service at some point in their life cycle.
Like many towing companies, Alpine Towing and Recovery maintains several wheel lift tow trucks that are especially useful for towing the many front wheel drive cars on the road today. The main advantage of a wheel lift tow truck is that it is less expensive for towing companies like Alpine Towing and Recovery to operate, a savings generally reflected in our quotes for towing services.
All of Alpine Towing’s drivers are Wreckmaster certified, but as someone calling on us for roadside assistance following an accident, what does that even mean? We’ll tell you:
Anytime you’re towing a trailer it’s important to do a basic safety check, but when you’re traveling mountain roads it’s more important than ever. Know that if you get into trouble you can always contact Alpine Towing for roadside assistance. These tips may help you avoid the major problems that can sometimes occur on mountain roads.
In the state of Colorado, there are strict Towing Carrier Rules designed to protect people from possible towing company abuses, and any violation of these statutes can result in fines that reach as high as $1,100. Some of the most important of these tow truck laws are as follows:
Following the May death of a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) construction worker, construction awareness is in the spotlight for tow companies such as Alpine Towing & Recovery. The worker, a resident of Salida, was killed when a semi-truck drove through construction signs and crashed into his plow on Highway 50. Raising construction awareness is a crucial step in avoiding deaths such as these and our workers are committed to playing their part.
Buena Vista, Colorado – Colorado-based tow service Alpine Towing & Recovery provides roadside assistance to Colorado’s many national park visitors in Salida, Woodland Park and Buena Vista. With close attractions such as the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, around the clock tow service is a necessity for tourist safety.