Wreckmaster Blog

5 Tips for Towing in the Fall

Posted by Team WreckMaster on September 13, 2019

Keep a light jacket with your gear

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Topics: Light duty towing, Useful towing tips, Tow truck safety, WreckMaster Blog

Boosting with a portable jump starter

Posted by Team WreckMaster on August 7, 2019

You'd be hard pressed to find a towing operator that doesn't know how to jump a dead battery or has never jumped on for a job. 

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Topics: Light duty towing, Useful towing tips, Tow truck safety, Inside Wreckmaster, WreckMaster Blog

3 reasons why we cross our chains

Posted by Team WreckMaster on April 8, 2019

Whenever something is being towed, additional securements should always be attached. This doesn’t just apply to wreckers - secondary attachment chains should be attached even hauling a trailer, boat trailer or camper. These chains are there for an obvious reason: to prevent an accident in the event of an attachment failure while towing. But why does WreckMaster insist that the secondary attachments are always crossed?

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Topics: Light duty towing, Useful towing tips, Tow truck safety, WreckMaster Blog

Loading with a missing wheel

Posted by Scott Aey on February 19, 2019

Damage to a casualty's wheels or axles can make any job tough, particularly when it prevents the vehicle from rolling freely.

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Topics: Light duty towing, Useful towing tips, WreckMaster Blog

How to Check the Date Code on Tires

Posted by Team WreckMaster on January 14, 2019

The US Department of Transportation and most manufactures recommend investing in new tires every five to six years with the maximum useful service lifetime of a tire being no more than 10 years.

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Topics: Light duty towing, Useful towing tips, Tow truck safety

How to lift and tow a light duty vehicle: 17 steps to a quick and safe tow

Posted by Justin Cruse on July 6, 2017

As the largest provider of tow truck training in the world, WreckMaster is proud to help tow truck operators across North America stay safe and work fast. This post offers the basics on how to lift and tow a light duty vehicle. But first, some important safety tips: wear a reflective safety vest and gloves, keep yourself separated from traffic whenever possible and always stay aware of your surroundings.

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Topics: Light duty towing

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