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4 Situations Where A Towing Service Can Save You

4 Situations Where A Towing Service Can Save You

Emergencies can happen at any time; it is quite horrific how some situations can sometimes become unexpectedly life-threatening. I’m sure we have all seen small mistakes put the lives of other people in danger at some point in our lives. I’ve heard it said that speed kills, and looking at the massive number of deaths on roads every year, that notion is very clearly supported.

    Though there are emergency services like highway rescue patrol available at any time, there are still times when a little mistake becomes a major problem to overcome, and rescue is too far off. There are a large number of vehicles on roads, and, unfortunately, also lots of accidents. It is also not feasible for highway patrol to cater to every emergency situation at the same time.

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    This is one of the reasons it makes sense to have – in addition to other emergency services – a towing service at your disposal, so you can rest assured that in case of an accident or a breakdown, all the available options are covered, and assistance is not far away. This knowledge is valuable, as you know you will not be left stranded to fend for yourself. Towing services can really come in handy in emergencies when options become limited, and time is of the essence.

    Here are some situations where a towing service can be a life saver.

    1. Accidents

    Reasons behind accidents are many, but the outcomes can be horrific. Accidents occur when people drive recklessly or don’t adapt their driving to the road condition. Weather conditions like rain, snow, fog, and ice make cars more prone to accidents.

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    Involvement in any accident is a disorienting experience for anyone. Say you’re traveling with your family in bad weather conditions and somehow end up in an accident. But what if help is too far away and there are not many other vehicles passing by? In situations like this, a nearby towing service can come as a relief, as they are professionals used to handling roadside situations. They are also quick at responding to any emergency situation, usually within 30 minutes.

    2. Engine Breakdown

    Cars are machines, and with every mile covered your vehicle experiences some wear and tear; sometimes this wear and tear becomes so big that the vehicle comes to a complete halt. So, out of nowhere, you find yourself stuck in the middle of the road, making you prone to being hit by other vehicles. In such situations the towing service not only tows the vehicle to a safer point, but can also informs the driver of their options.

    3. Flat tire

    This is a situation that people often don’t give the required attention to. What if you are passing through a remote road and all of a sudden get a flat, but you don’t have a spare tire; or even if you do have a spare tire, you don’t have the ability to change it – then what will you do? A tire bursting while driving can also be a dangerous situation, as you could lose control of your car.

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    A flat tire can put you in a situation with not many options left. In situations like this, every minute counts, especially if you are alone. This is where a towing service can bridge the gap and repair the damages within a respective timeline.

    4. Out of Gas

    Say you have take a short detour and you forget to fill up the gas tank; after covering some 30-40 miles, you find yourself on the side of the road with no gas, and no gas station nearby. The situation looks pretty bleak, but if you add bad weather, snowfall, or heavy traffic, then the situation becomes even more complicated.

    In situations like this, giving a call to the local towing service is all that you need to do. Towing services cater to almost every possible emergency situation with utmost professionalism.

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    Of course, calling a towing service is not the first or only option when there is an emergency, but where options are limited and there are some risks involved, getting roadside assistance from a towing service will give you relief and peace of mind. Towing services are vital in many situations, and can save you from a lot of problems and risks. Nothing is more precious than life, and no amount of money can buy a second life for you. So make the wise decision to be a safe driver, and know all your available options.

    Featured photo credit: Viktor Hanacek via picjumbo.com

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    Last Updated on December 9, 2019

    5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

    5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

    Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

    Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

    Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

    1. Get Rationally Optimistic

    Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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    This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

    In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

    The result: no more mental stress.

    2. Unplug

    Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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    How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

    It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

    Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

    3. Easy on the Caffeine

    Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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    Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

    4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

    That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

    How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

    • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
    • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
    • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

    While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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    5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

    This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

    The result: mental stress will be gone!

    So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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