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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 March 13, 2019

    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

    Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

    You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

    Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

    1. Work on the small tasks.

    When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

    Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

    2. Take a break from your work desk.

    Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

    Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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    3. Upgrade yourself

    Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

    The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

    4. Talk to a friend.

    Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

    Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

    5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

    If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

    Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

    Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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    6. Paint a vision to work towards.

    If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

    Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

    Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

    7. Read a book (or blog).

    The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

    Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

    Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

    8. Have a quick nap.

    If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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    9. Remember why you are doing this.

    Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

    What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

    10. Find some competition.

    Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

    Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

    11. Go exercise.

    Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

    Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

    As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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    Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

    12. Take a good break.

    Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

    Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

    Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

    Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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