Be Ready for the Road Mishaps!

//Be Ready for the Road Mishaps!

Be Ready for the Road Mishaps!

Summer time is sneaking up on us!! A time for Reno Aces Ball Games, Backyard BBQ s, and of course those family weekend getaways that we all have been looking forward to, time to contact all your friends and family, fill up the tank and get on the road, but wait before you go, be sure these common road mishaps don’t keep you from your destination!.

Flat Tire

Make sure to check your tire pressure! Correct tire pressure ensures your tires are performing as their manufacturer intended, as well as improves your gas mileage.

Do the “Penny Test”. Take a penny and place it head first between the trend groves of your tire. If you can see the very top of Lincoln’s hair, this means your tires are very worn and you might want to consider replacing them. If Lincoln’s hair is covered, chances are your tires do not need to be replaced. And who said pennies aren’t worth something?

Dead Battery

Get your battery checked! Many auto repair shops offer this as a free service, or as a part of many oil change packages.

Disconnect your battery terminals and clean up any corrosive buildup. This can be done by pouring baking soda on the terminals and scrubbing them with an old toothbrush dipped in water.

Empty Gas Tank

Be sure to keep your gas tank above a quarter of a tank.

If you happen to fall below that, find a gas station as soon as possible. Driving with low fuel levels leads to damage of your fuel injector.

Roadside Assistance coverage provides towing to the nearest qualified repair facility when your automobile is disabled due to unforeseen mishaps we cannot avoid ahead of time!


  • Mechanical or electrical breakdown
  • Dead battery
  • Flat tire
  • Lockout, or lost or stolen keys
  • Insufficient supply of fuel, oil, water or other fluids
  • Entrapment in snow, mud, water or sand within 100 feet of the roadway


Roadside Assistance is available 24/7

Insider tip: Applying petroleum jelly to clean terminals slows corrosive buildup and protects your battery

Now, get out there on the road and see this beautiful country! And don’t forget, make an awesome road trip playlist!

By |2018-08-20T15:40:25+00:00May 14th, 2014|
Angel Carranco Ibanez
Angel Carranco Ibanez
00:33 04 Jan 18
The service that the staff here at Capital Auto Insurance offers is beyond amazing! The agents are all trained to answer any question I may have in regards to my insurance policy coverages. My entire family is insured through them because they have been able to shop around for us with different companies that they have, so they have been saving us all money in our insurance! They also have Income tax preparation services and they provided a discount to us because we are current clients! Briana, the tax preparer was awesome, she’s knowledgeable and nice! Thank you for all you do I really appreciate it.
Edgar guico
Edgar guico
18:21 16 Apr 18
Great service! Agent Paola helped me out they were the best price around!! I highly recommend!
King Me
King Me
00:07 20 Jan 18
Thanks for helping me out setting up my auto insurance policy! It was quick and cheap! I recommend them. The agent Paola helped me out today.
alexus martinez
alexus martinez
17:09 18 Apr 18
Great service! They were the cheapest insurance based on my age i couldnt find anything cheaper. Thank you!
Henry Muller
Henry Muller
21:49 20 Jul 17
My parents have insurance at this agency for over 5 years now, the service that they offer here exceeds my expectations. I became able to drive a couple of years back and The Agents at Capital Auto Insurance applied all the discounts possible to my parents policy so that the price didn't go out the roof! They took the time to help us complete some steps to become paperless on our document delivery options which gave us extra discounts! Stephanie the manager, is always nice and she's always making sure that the agents are helping the customers with their needs, Paola is the agent that usually helps me, she's awesome! and when we just go to make a payment Yesenia the receptionist is always welcoming clients with a big smile. Thank you guys for all you do!
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