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Massive Snow Blankets Japan, Causes Pile-Ups

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Much like in the United States, winter is affecting many parts of the world, blanketing them in snow and chilling them with freezing wind and low temperatures. Japan has had a rough two days, seeing nearly 20 inches of snow blanket their coastal cities, sparking record highs throughout the country. And as a result, nearly…

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East Coast, Midwest Struggle With Snowy Roads

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Winter is here in the United States and commuters and roadside assistance crews are beginning to feel the affects. Cars are forced to drive under 15 miles per hour on highways, being pulled out of ditches, skidding out of control and causing pileups. Missouri saw a 50 car pileup which caused massive delays, the footage…

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Snow Storms Cause 50 Car Pile-Up In Missouri

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A drone flew by filming the aftermath for a snow storm in Missouri, a 50 car pile-up caused by slippery roads and heavy snow. A volunteer firefighter caught the scene with his drone, flying over popular Interstate 44, showing somewhere from 50 to 100 cars which were affected and unfortunately, five people lost their lives…

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Four Ways To Drive Without Owning A Car

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As younger generations begin to get behind the wheel and a possibility of a driverless future along with the boom of rideshare services, people are beginning to rethink the idea of owning a car. Owning a car is expensive and repairs are common compared to what you might spend using rideshare services or public transportation…

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On-Demand Roadside Assistance Crew Launches

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Uber, Lyft and other rideshare services have changed the way people get around and deal with owning cars. The idea of having people running your company, essentially doing all the work, has really changed the potential for other companies to do something similar. A company called Jrop has just launched and is taking a page…

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Winter Travel Safety Tips

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Low temperatures and snow storms have plagued a large part of the United States these past few weeks and unfortunately, they don’t seem to be stopping soon. This has caused headaches for both daily commuters, travelers and roadside assistance crews. There are always ways to keep yourself prepared and on top of winter weather conditions…

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Automakers Ditching Spare Tire

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Recent research has showed that nearly one in every three new cars do not come with a spare tire. Causing concern and question for both new car buyers as well as insurance companies and tow truck companies. AAA found that at least 28% of new vehicles sold in the United States in 2017 do not…

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Roadside Assistance Calls Up Nearly 200%

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Snow and ice cold temperatures hit the majority of the United States during the first two weeks of January. Now, the large part of the Midwest is expecting heavy snow and lots of it during the next few days. This has geared up the need for roadside assistance and has had these roadside crews working…

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What To Know When Buying A Roadside Assistance Plan

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After the United States spent the last two weeks dealing with frigid temperatures and falling snow, many people are now considering getting a complete roadside assistance plan and for good reason. Roadside assistance crews were up day and night working to get people stuck out of snow, get their cars started and just keep the…

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Four Tips To Avoid Your Car Not Starting In The Cold

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The winter is never an easy time for both people and their cars. Often times the cold will effect how productive and active we are and the same goes for your car. It is important to keep yourself healthy in the winter time by dressing warm and preparing mentally. There are certain things you need…

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Cold Takes Toll On Cars And Roadside Crews

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The majority of the United States is being hit with frigid cold temperatures and snow and they do not seem to be stopping anytime soon. Roadside assistance crews are working day and night to keep the roads safe and to keep people moving. The majority of these calls are to help give a jump to…

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Roadside Crews Keep Busy With Cold Weather

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Roadside assistance crews all throughout the United States have remained busy during these past two weeks and expect to continue to do so as the country see temperatures drop and snow falling. In Rhode Island, AAA has stated how their workers have been on the clock day and night to help those people who are…

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Care For Your Car This Winter

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As winter has quickly arrived, those living is snow prone and winter heavy areas such as Chicago know that it can snow and get even colder at any minute, and while we know it is coming, it still takes us by a chilling surprise. Mentally preparing for winter is important, but preparing your car for…

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Cold Temperatures Break Down Car Engines In Michigan

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As snow falls and temperatures continue to drop, many parts of the United States, specifically the Midwest and East Coast are beginning to feel the frigid effects of winter. The majority of the Midwest has been dealing with snow and then temperatures largely dropping below 5 degrees with it being even lower in some places.…

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Colorado Safety Patrol Offers Free Roadside Assistance

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Driving in the winter can often be a stressful and dangerous time, for good reason. Anything from getting stuck in the snow, your car dying, getting a flat tire or even locking yourself out of the car can get you in trouble. Through the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado Safety Patrol they are…

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AAA And Budweiser Aim To Stop Drunk Drivers

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New Year’s Day is right around the corner and can be a fun time to hang with family and friends and start the year off right. With all the fun though, it is important to realize your own safety and make smart choices. Police and other law enforcement officers watch the New Year particularly, aiming…

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Three Ways To Maximize Your Car’s Heater

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We are right in the early stages of winter. The temperatures are dropping, the mornings are darker and snow and ice will be here soon. It is important to keep yourself warm and comfortable throughout these cold months, always dressing warm and preparing your house are two of the biggest things. Taking care of your…

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Four Christmas Safe Driving Travel Tips

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AAA is projecting that nearly 107.3 million Americans will be traveling during this holiday season and with gas prices still being moderately low throughout the country, you can expect heavy traffic in areas throughout the next week. If you are traveling this holiday season, there are ways to make you safer and more prepared for…

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Illinois Fire Chief Stresses Roadside Safety

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Winter is not an easy time of year, dealing with freezing temperatures, black ice and snow, in addition to holiday stress, it is very easy to find yourself overwhelmed. There are important things to do before winter hits, to make sure that your house is prepared along with your car to protect you from winter…

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South Carolina Roadside Assistance Offered Through App

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Roadside assistance is so important to have especially as we move closer to the winter months. Having a good roadside assistance plan can help you with so many different scenarios and help keep highways clearer and safer for everyone. A major highway in Colorado now offers free roadside assistance from their Department Of Transportation. South…

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Colorado Highway Provides Free Roadside Assistance

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is putting profits in their backseat, offering free roadside assistance to commuters along their I-25 highway in Colorado Springs. The catch? There isn’t one. The services are completely free. The main goal is just to keep the highway moving and people safer. Whether it be a flat tire, an empty…

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Car Batteries More Likely To Die In Cold Weather

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As the winter months approach along with the cold, everyday drivers need to be aware of certain ways the cold temperatures will affect your vehicle and its performance. This past weekend, cold temperatures were seen all over. More specifically, Ohio was hit with 13 degree weather on Saturday, causing many to bundle up, as well…

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Preparing Your Car For Winter

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As winter quickly approaches, those living is snow prone and winter heavy areas such as Chicago know that it can strike at any minute, and while we know it is coming, it still takes us by a chilling surprise. Mentally preparing for winter and the holiday season is important, but preparing your car for the…

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Cars Losing Spare Tire For Weight Reduction

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New research has come out that nearly one in every three cars do not have a spare tire anymore. This news coming to light causes concern for both drivers and insurance companies alike. Automakers are now taking more and more steps to create lighter and more efficient vehicles. And by taking out the spare tire,…

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