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Help Is on the Way: A Guide to Emergency Fuel Delivery Service

Emergency Fuel Delivery Service

What a beautiful day for a drive! The sun is shining, the windows are down, and the gas tank is empty. Uh-oh.

If you were stranded by the roadside, what would you do?

  1. Phone a friend 100 miles away
  2. Start walking
  3. Hope for a good Samaritan

None of these options are very safe. Have you heard about calling an emergency fuel delivery service?

Keep reading to learn about how fuel delivery services can help you out of a troubling situation and get your life back on a roll! Read more

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Why You Shouldn’t Drive When You’re Low On Gas

Many people have driven around with a low amount of gas in their cars. Whether this is an accident or because they think they can make it to a gas station before running out, it is a common occurrence.

While this is common, it is something you should avoid doing. Driving while low on gas can lead to issues with your car that will cost you in the long run.

Read on to learn about the reasons why you should not attempt driving on empty.

1. Immense Damage

If you are driving while low on gas, you will eventually break down.

Breaking down is not only a stressful experience, but it can cause damage to your car as well. For example, your exhaust system can be damaged due to your car stalling out. The specific part in this system that will experience the damage is the catalytic converter

The electric fuel-pump motor in your car can also experience damage due to driving low on gas. This can happen because the fuel pump will suck in air, creating unwanted heat.

These kinds of damages can be costly, so driving with a filled gas tank will prevent you from having to spend money on avoidable damage.

2. Expensive Gas Prices

Along with costly repairs, you will end up paying more money when you fill your car up with gas.

You eventually will begin to panic and pull into the nearest gas station. This gas station may be more expensive than others, but because you had no choice but to go there, you end up spending more money.

Pulling over to get gas before reaching an empty gas tank will prevent you from panicking, as well as save you money.

3. Dangers and Stress of Being Stranded

One thing people may not think about until it is too late is what they will do if they are stranded after breaking down. While you are waiting for fuel delivery to reach you, you may become very stressed out.

This can be dangerous if you break down in a high-traffic area. It may be difficult to not panic, especially if cars are passing you by at a very fast speed. This can lead to an accident if you break down in a spot where you are at risk of getting hit.

Avoid ending up in this situation by getting gas when you reach a quarter tank of gas.

Driving Low on Gas: Emergency Fuel Service

If you are stuck in a situation where you need emergency fuel delivered to you, you may wonder who you should call.

Duggar’s Road Service offers fuel delivery if you are ever in need of emergency fuel. We are dedicated to offering you exceptional service and are a reputable roadside service company. Here are some of our reviews.

If you fear that we may not be able to get to you due to the time of day, do not worry! Duggar’s has 24/7 emergency services available, including fuel delivery.

Contact us if you need fuel delivery or any of our other roadside services.

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How Long Can You Drive on a Spare Tire?

Every motorist’s worst nightmare is suddenly being stuck with a flat tire while mid-journey. Although it can be extremely irritating, replacing a flat tire immediately is of critical importance. Driving with a flat tire can cause a huge number of problems, ranging from car engine issues to catastrophic road accidents.

That is why quick and effective flat tire replacement should always be your first course of action. Of course, to do this, you will need to use the spare tire in the back of your car. But how long can you drive on a spare tire? Is a spare tire a quick and temporary fix or a long-term replacement? Read on to find out everything you need to know about when to drive on a spare and for how long.

1. Different Types of Tire

Regardless of the flat tire causes, you will need to replace the tire immediately. However, different cars will have different types of flat tires. The type of tire you have in the back will determine how long you can drive on it and how quickly you should head to the nearest tire shop or call a tire replacement specialist. Here are the main types of tire you are likely to have in your car:

  • A space-saving ‘donut’ tire: This is one of the most common spare tires. It is smaller than your main tires and is designed to be easily stored and clapped onto your car.
  • A full-size spare: This is a spare tire that is a brand-new, exact replica of your existing permanent tires.
  • A run-flat spare: A run-flat spare is a tire that can maintain its pressure for a certain period after a puncture and is a temporary fix.

Your spare tire should be easy to identify and should be labeled accordingly.

2. How Long Can You Drive on a Spare Tire?

Next comes the question of driving on a spare. Depending on the tire you have, you will be able to drive longer distances before heading to the repair shop. Here is what you need to know:

  • A space-saving tire: These are temporary fixes that should only be used to drive straight to the repair shop. It is recommended to not drive more than 70 miles on a space-saving tire and to not exceed speeds of 50mph.
  • A full-size spare: A full-size spare can theoretically be driven for as long as possible, as it has all of the functionality of a new tire. However, it will not have the same tread and wear as your other three tires, as it is brand new.
  • A run-flat spare: This is a tire that is specifically designed to keep you going until you can get a proper repair and replacement. It will be accompanied by a dashboard tracker that tells you how much pressure is left. The absolute maximum distance you should drive on a run-flat tire is 70 miles.

Instant Flat Tire Help Today

Now that you know how can you drive on a spare tire, it is time to get a permanent fix. No matter where your tire breaks down in Arizona or New Mexico, you can call us to get a quick and affordable replacement.

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We Are Here to provide your Essential Services

Delivering Essential Services, just like we do everyday. Your automobile still needs to start and if you have a dead battery, you can call Dugger’s Emergency Road Service. Battery, Flat Tire, Emergency Fuel Delivery. We offer “hands free” service for your protection and that of our employees.

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What Are the Signs of a Bad Car Battery?

What Are the Signs of a Bad Car Battery?

According to Arizona State Troopers, over 75,235 individuals have their car break down on the side of a road. Broken-down cars create safety issues for the car owner as well as other cars on the road.

The heat in the area makes broken-down cars more frequent in the area. If your car has stopped unexpectedly, there may be many causes. Often, the culprit is your car’s battery.

Read on to learn about the signs of a bad car battery and what you can do if you find yourself stopped on the side of the road.

Know The Signs of a Bad Car Battery

As with most things, it is best to leave the big repairs to the experts. However, below are some common signs that you need to replace your battery.

Corrosion or Film on Your Battery

You should regularly pop the hood of your car and visually inspect your battery.

If you see a lot of fluffy blue corrosion or a clear film across the top of the battery case, your battery is giving off acidic fumes or is leaking battery acid. This is a sign it needs to be replaced.

Age

All batteries eventually fail with most needing replacement 3-5 years after installation. Extreme temperature fluctuations and repeated cycles of the car starting speed up the battery aging process.

If your car seems to need a regular jump-start, we will send a technician to your house to replace your battery at a time that works for your schedule.

Your Car is Slow to Start

When your car is slow to turn over, makes a whirring sound, or is just sluggish to start the cause is typically a failing battery.

As your battery fails, you may also experience just clicks as you start your car. This is a more severe symptom, so get your battery tested and if needed replace it.

What Does Your Battery Light Indicate?

Yes, there is a battery light in your car. It should and does come on when you start your car. If all systems are a go, this light will go out as soon as your car starts.

If the light comes on while you are driving, that is not usually your battery but your alternator. Your car’s battery starts the car; your alternator generates the power that keeps it running, while it recharges the battery.

A battery light shows that your car is running off the battery because the alternator isn’t doing its job. A trained mechanic should address this quickly, so you don’t break down on the side of a road.

It is always frustrating when your car breaks down. However, the solution is not always expensive. Now that you know the signs of an aging or dead battery, you can better troubleshoot issues and hopefully change the battery before you end up stranded.

Did Your Car Break Down?

If you are in the the Phoenix & Tucson, AZ area or Albuquerque & Rio Rancho, NM area, you should know the number for Dugger’s Emergency Roadside Services. Grab your phone and enter this number into your contacts: (877) 823-9696.

We are here to help you with towing and emergency roadside assistance. We know the signs of a bad car battery, and we can deliver a replacement battery wherever you are.

Don’t just believe us, read our satisfied customers’ reviews.

Dugger’s Emergency Battery Services

Don’t get stranded. A dead battery is no surprise in the heat. But, you don’t want to be stuck. Call Dugger’s Emergency Road Service.  1-877-823-9696

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Excessive Heat Advisory

A DEAD BATTERY?

Dead Battery? Could be. There is an excessive heat advisory in effect for southern Arizona. Phoenix hit 114º today and Tucson, AZ is 111º today.

Take precautions if traveling outside or on the road today. Excessive heat can lead to mechanical failure on your vehicle. Most common heat induced problems are the following:

  1. Dead Battery – a dead battery that needs a jump start or a new car battery installed.
  2. Flat Tire  – Extreme heat effects tire pressure and could result in a flat tire from additional flexibility in worn tires.
  3. Coolant leak or coolant failure – you may need to get your vehicle to a service center. A coolant problem could result in engine damage and lead to a call for a tow truck to an automotive repair facility.

Dugger’s Emergency Road Services will help you escape the Phoenix and Tucson heat if you get stranded. Our qualified technicians come to you and help address the issue on the spot. New automotive battery installs, flat tire change, emergency fuel delivery and windshield chip repair.

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Hot Temperatures, Dead Batteries

The FIRST THING to act up when it heats up is your BATTERY!

If you have an old battery that isn’t holding its charge, one good heat spell could leave you stranded. If that happens call Dugger’s Road Service.

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