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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 […]

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 […]

Weird Causes of Car Accidents

You’re almost certainly familiar with some of the most common causes of car accidents. These include drunk driving, distracted driving, and driving while impaired by drugs. Speeding and other types of reckless driving are other common causes. However, there are quite a few weird causes of car accidents that might be enough to give an […]

How to Stay Safe While Dealing with Aggressive Drivers

It’s an unfortunate fact that pretty much everyone will come across an aggressive driver at some point. Aggressive drivers are rude, reckless, and often, downright dangerous. While it’s easy to let these individuals get under your skin, it’s best to stay as calm as possible and respond in a way that defuses the situation. The […]

Spotlight on Fatigued Driving

Along with impaired driving and distracted driving, driving while fatigued is one of the most common causes of car accidents. And unfortunately, it’s easy to underestimate the risk of drowsy driving. You should know that fatigue can impair your ability to drive safely as much as consuming alcohol can.  Causes and Risk Factors of Fatigued […]

Common Causes of Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents are one of the least common types of car crashes. However, they are particularly severe, with one of the highest fatality rates. It should be noted that the majority of rollover fatalities affected people who were not wearing their seatbelts. The simple act of buckling up is one of the most important things […]