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!