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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 September 18, 2020

    7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

    7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

    Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

    Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

    1. Exercise Daily

    It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

    If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

    Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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    If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

    2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

    Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

    One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

    This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

    3. Acknowledge Your Limits

    Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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    Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

    Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

    4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

    Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

    The basic nutritional advice includes:

    • Eat unprocessed foods
    • Eat more veggies
    • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
    • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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    Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

      5. Watch Out for Travel

      Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

      This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

      If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

      6. Start Slow

      Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

      If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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      7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

      Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

      My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

      If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

      I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

      Final Thoughts

      Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

      Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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