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Avoid Towing Scams

Be informed. If you require the services of a tow truck driver, know your rights. Here are some tips to help you. 1. Make sure the tow truck has a municipal license number on its side before you use its services. 2. Check if the tow truck is affiliated with a reputable company 3. Ask if the tow truck has a police contract. 4. Listen for obvious clues. Does the driver recommend a particular repair facility without being asked? If he/she does, this might be an indication that a referral fee arrangement exists. In Toronto, making such a recommendation may be illegal under the Municipal Code, Chapter 545. 5. Carefully read everything the tow truck driver asks you to sign. 6. Ask that your vehicle be taken to a secure location where an adjuster or appraiser from your insurance company can have access to it. Some municipalities require that your vehicle be taken to a Collision Reporting Centre or police station before it goes anywhere else. 7. Contact your insurance company, if possible, for information on towing and where to take your vehicle to be repaired. 8. Consider having your vehicle towed to a preferred vehicle repair shop. Some insurance companies use preferred repair shopswhere they have an agreement that guarantees your vehicle will be repaired to the highest possible standards. For more information, contact your insurance...

5 Tools that every Car Owner should carry

One of the most sizeable investments is the maintenance of your automobile. It is increasingly important to maintain it as the car starts to get older. There are few essential tools that every car owner should carry in his car. An Auto body shop may charge a hefty sum of money to fix even a small thing which could have been fixed at home and that too by you at a much cheaper rate. You can save handsome money with a bit of knowledge and by owning few of the must have tools that come handy in maintenance of your automobile. Important tools for maintenance of your car Jack and jack stands Jack and jack stands are something that every car owner should own. These are required for the elevation while you work on your car. With the help of a jack you can simply get help when you rotate the tires. Whenever you plan for a long trip in your car you should always carry it with you as this may help in event of a flat tire. A flat tire can be easily replaced with the help of a jack and a spare tire. You can reach to any point under the car if you have a potent jack and a strong jack stand and this will easily and effectively solve the problem. Oil Wrench for Oil change Oil change is the most important practice when it comes to maintaining a car. FIY, oil should always be changed once every 3,000 miles. With a help of an Oil Wrench you can successfully and expediently change the Oil....

Questions to Ask a Mechanic when in a body shop

Your car can break down anywhere and at anytime no matter it’s a new car that you recently purchased or whether it’s a second hand owned car. Taking your car to an auto body shop can be very unpredictable and not every one has the knowledge to know what’s gone wrong with it. Consider that your car breaks down or god forbids you had an accident and you have to take your car for a collision repair, what questions would you ask with the mechanic? Or how can you identify whether the mechanic is well qualified. You will be glad that you asked questions. Few good questions to ask a Mechanic What’s the problem? It is very obvious that you met with an accident and the car is damaged then you will definitely be a bit hesitant on asking questions, however when it comes to breakdown then asking questions becomes more fearful and that too when you own a modern automobile. Now you are doomed! You have no idea what went wrong with the car. The issue is the trust between the owner and the mechanic, if you are the first timer and you have no idea about the break down he may threat with cost that you might have not imagined on the other hand if you have the idea simply tell him and ask the cost of repairing or replacement of the part. What are my Options? The question that comes next is fairly obvious that is what are my options? And usually you will get options in this modern automobile industry. There are automobile parts that...
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