5 Tips for Protecting Your Car During a Hurricane
Living in Florida means that hurricane’s are always a possibility. Northeast Florida is typically spared from direct hits because of the unique coastline, but we always experience some heavy winds, rain, and elevated water levels.
With a hurricane on the way and projected to hit our area, we found some tips from Allstate Insurance that will help you protect your car and take extra steps to ensure you recover your property in case of damage.
7 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter
Florida winters are quite mild in comparison to our neighboring states. This is why many Florida residents don’t consider the benefits of winterizing their vehicles like our northern neighbors do. Though our winters are quite mild, Jacksonville, in particular, can still experience freezing temperatures, and the impacts that the weather changes have on our cars.
This month Florida has already seen a few chilly nights, but the coldest ones will come in with the new year. Thompson Enterprises has compiled a list of winterizing tips to keep you operating safely on the roadways with less chance for a break down.
Driving and talking on a cell phone in Florida is not illegal, yet.
Recently, there has been a rumor floating around social media that talking on a cell phone while driving is now illegal in the great state of Florida.
Fortunately, for all our distracted drivers out there, it’s not true. For those of us to do our best to maintain defensive driving habits, we must continue our efforts while waiting for our fellow distracted drivers to finish their phone conversation.
Until a law is passed regarding hands-free phone calls and driving, here is a statistic from the Florida DMV to help you understand the risk of cellular device distracted driving.
How much Does a Tow Truck Cost?
When contacting a wrecker company to tow your car, or if your car has been towed from the scene of an accident the first thought on your mind is how much does this cost.. Unfortunately, in case of an accident tow, it isn’t as easy a question to answer.
5 Tips for Towing Safety During a Breakdown
It is never a good time for your vehicle to breakdown. It is quite common during these times to become frustrated. This type of situation can become frantic in a short amount of time. Many people have been injured or killed handling a breakdown on their own, so it is of the utmost importance that you remember some helpful safety rules.
Set Your Phone to Auto-Text While Driving
We all know that texting while driving is a horrible idea, yet many of us do it anyway. We anticipate being stopped at traffic signals so we feel safe to pick up the phone and respond, or we throw caution to the wind and multi-task. Both are just a bad idea.
Car manufacturers are making communication easier with bluetooth connectivity and technology companies create better bluetooth headsets every day, but this isn't solving the problem of texting while driving. We're here to offer some facts and solutions you can implement to make sure you don't become a statistic and Thompson Enterprises isn't towing your crashed vehicle away from an accident scene.