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Give for Toys for Tots, and receive great prizes :)

Give for Toys for Tots, and receive great prizes :)

You can win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, a Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet, Wiper Blades, Oil Changes and so much more! Just bring in a NEW, unwrapped toy at our shop for Toys for Tots and you will receive 1 entry per toy for our December drawing! Drawing will be held December 19, 2014. Together we can make a child's Christmas better

Don't Drip & Drive

Don't Drip & Drive

Every year thousands of people from all over the county and the world flock to our beautiful Washington. From the mouths of each of them come words of praise for the beauty of our state, from our natural rainforests to our beaches. We as residence take pride in keeping our state as clean and beautiful as we can. But did you know that there is one more step each of could be taking to help out just a bit more? Every year approximately 7 Million Quarts of motor oil seep into the Puget Sound basin! 7 Million quarts! That’s 1.75 Million Gallons being dumped each year into the water. The vast majority of this oil comes from the vehicles that we drive every day. Most of the oil lost is from small motor oil drips. Just because we don’t see copious amounts of oil in our driveways or parking spaces does not necessarily mean that the leak isn’t there. Don’t Drip & Drive is a regional campaign facilitated by a grant from the Washington Department of Ecology ... read more

Safety Driving Tips - Driving in the Fog

Safety Driving Tips - Driving in the Fog

We receive a lot of tow calls on foggy mornings and evenings. Fog can be thought of as a cloud at ground level. It forms when the temperature drops to the dew point (the temperature at which air is saturated), and invisible water vapor in the air condenses to form suspended water droplets. Fog can reduce visibility to 1/4 mile or less, creating hazardous driving conditions. If you can't postpone your trip until dense fog lifts -- usually by late morning or the afternoon -- follow these tips: Drive with lights on low beam. High beams will only be reflected back off the fog and actually impair visibility even more. Reduce your speed and watch your speedometer. Fog creates a visual illusion of slow motion when you may actually be speeding. Listen for traffic you cannot see. Open your window a little, to hear better. Use wipers and defrosters as necessary for maximum visibility. Use the right edge of the road or painted road markings as a gui ... read more

Don't Drive in the Slough!

Don't Drive in the Slough!

Winter is here, and with it comes the Washington weather that always keeps us two truck operators in Mount Vernon and throughout the Valley very busy. Driving conditions are constantly changing and can be very difficult at times, even for our experienced tow truck operators. January hasn’t brought us much snow but we have had plenty of fog! It’s hard to tell which is worse! All this fog has made for some tricky driving and even more tricky tows! Recently we were called out to Bayview to pull a car out of the slough. The car’s driver had been slowly making her way through the foggy roads early one morning when she was distracted for only an instant and drove right off the road into the freezing cold slough. Thankfully a friendly stranger happened to see her drive off the road and was able call the police, who then called us. The driver escaped the car, a bit wet but unharmed, before it fully submerged. Unfortunately for Eric, our tow truck operator, the car was completel ... read more

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