What to Do If You’re Caught Driving in a Flash Flood

Flash floods can be deadly, especially if you’re caught in one while you’re driving. In fact, nearly half of all fatalities from floods affect drivers and passengers. You should never try to drive your car into a flooded area, even if you think the water is low enough to drive through. This is because tires […]

Are Your Rotors About to Fail?

Rotors are an essential component in your vehicle’s braking system. When you press your foot against the brake pedal, the brake pads press against the rotors (also called the brake discs) to stop the wheels. Even if you’ve just had your brake pads replaced, your car won’t be able to stop properly if the rotors […]

Top Reasons You May Need to Call a Tow Truck

It can be incredibly stressful to discover that there is some sort of problem with your car, causing you to be stranded in the middle of nowhere. For stranded drivers, tow truck services are a lifeline. There are many reasons why you might need to call for a tow truck driver, including the following. Because […]

A Look at Different Towing Methods Used at Barnett’s Towing

Here at Barnett’s Towing, LLC, most of the calls we receive are for stranded motorists whose passenger car, truck, or SUV has broken down or been involved in an accident. However, we can also recover other types of vehicles, including big rigs and heavy equipment. In fact, unlike most towing companies, our fully-equipped fleet is […]

What Happens When Hybrid Vehicles Run Out of Gas?

If you’ve ever run out of gas driving a conventional vehicle, you know what a hassle it is. It might have even been the reason why you purchased a hybrid vehicle. It’s commonly thought that hybrid vehicles can continue to operate even after their gas tank runs dry. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Keep reading […]

Safety Essentials to Keep in the Car on Any Summer Outing

Emergencies such as car breakdowns are unpredictable. It’s important to be prepared for them, even if you think they could never happen to you. It’s especially important for Arizonians to be prepared, as a broken down car can quickly reach lethal temperatures in the summer heat. Plus, a monsoon storm can cause flash flooding, which […]

Top Signs that Your Transmission Is Going Out

Transmission issues are often dreaded by vehicle owners because bad transmissions are notoriously costly to fix. However, spotting the issue as early as possible and seeking repairs right away can spare you from shelling out hundreds or even thousands of dollars to replace your entire transmission. Understanding when to tend to your transmission can also […]

What to Do When Your Car Is Overheating

Your car’s cooling system protects the engine from heat-related damage that could be detrimental to your vehicle. However, when the cooling system malfunctions—most likely due to leaking coolant—your engine will overheat. Along with a warning light and rising temperature gauge on your dashboard, you may notice that your vehicle is emitting vapor from under the […]

Why Do So Many Crashes Happen at Night?

Driving at night is inherently riskier than driving during the daytime. Studies have shown that a significant number of crashes happen in the early hours of the morning. So, why is this the case? Is there anything you can do to keep yourself safe if you do need to drive after dark? Here’s what you […]

What to Know About Driving in Floodwaters

If you’ve never experienced a flood first-hand, then you may not realize how dangerous they can be—especially to drivers. If you do encounter a flood while you’re behind the wheel, what should you do? It’s important to know how to keep yourself safe and minimize the risk of injury. Here’s what you should know about […]