In 1916, a Ford Model T plunged into the Chickamauga Creek in Chattanooga.
Ernest Holmes Sr who was a Local service station owner tried valiantly for almost eight hours to recover the car along with the help of nine other men.
After their success, Ernest added L.C. Decker and Elmer Gross to the other nine men. Both decker and gross were his friends.
Their goal was to build a wrecker. A goal they failed to achieve at the first time of asking.
For them to achieve their desired results, they added an outrigger to the vehicle. This stabilized the vehicle and the wrecker became a success.
Holmes achieved two things with this;
He was able to provide garage service to clients
He was able to provide help to people who needed his help.
After patenting the design, the "Holmes Wreckers" was born. He later sold it to other garages.
This marked the beginning of the 100-year old business.
Holmes ensured that his company provided help to people who are in need of such help at any time of the day every year.
Here are the top six services Holmes and his team were providing;
People stranded by the roadside,
People who need to unlock their car doors,
People who need to tow their property
People who needed battery assistance
Auto mechanic services
People who need to jump-start their battery
The business was held within the family till 1973 after Holmes had died in 1945.
This business is now one of the arms of the Miller industries.
The Miller industries are widely regarded as the biggest manufacturer of towing and recovery vehicles right now all over the world.
The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum is now the home where this famed history of the towing industry started.
This museum is located in Chattanooga.
One thing that almost no one knows about the towing industry is that the drivers play a huge part in its success.
Hence, there is a reservation for drivers in the museum as well.
If the team at our towing service in Fresno could point to one thing that we appreciate the most, it would be the museum's hall of fame recognizing over 300 men and women with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry.
An often overlooked section of the museum is where there is recognition of honor for those that died during active service.
Two facts people need to be aware of at the centenary celebration of this industry are:
Its history and those individuals that made the industry what it is today.
Give our towing service in Fresno a call to discuss how we can help you with your towing needs!
If you have been ever locked inside your own car, you would know that it is never a pleasant experience.
The first thing that comes to your mind is to break one of your car windows.
Another option is to perform some unknown magic.
Neither of these options is recommended for one major reason; you can injure yourself in the process.
Fresno tow truck recommends four options you can explore to get out;
This is my best advice for you - always have a duplicate key at home.
It will only take a few minutes for you to place a call to one of your loved ones tell them the location of the spare key and they will come to get you out in no time.
Exiting through the trunk
If your trunk was opened when you lock yourself inside the car, then, this option is highly recommended.
Otherwise, resort to option one above.
The best example of a vehicle which provides an exit through the trunk is the sedan.
Here’s a simple 3-step checklist of what to do;
Locate the emergency cord which is linked with the back passenger seat.
Pull that cord
Lastly, crawl through the opening so that you can access your keys.
The string method
The only way for this method to work is if your car's door pulls up whenever it is opened.
If this is the case, the best way I know to make this work is to;
Tie a slipknot into the mid-section of a shoelace
From the top corner, thread the knot into the car's door.
Ensure it reaches the lock
Place the loop on the lock, tighten it and pull.
The car should open if you do it correctly.
Though, simple, you might have to practice for a few times before you are successful with it.
The hanger method
This is a method that is applicable to old modeled cars and provided you have a hanger in the car.
If your car is a new model, make use of option one.
Here’s a simple 3-step checklist to achieve success with this method;
Bend the hanger to turn it into a hook on one of its ends
Thread the hanger to the weathered part of the window and ensure that you reach the door mechanism
Hook the door mechanism, then, pull.
The 4 factors you should consider before choosing an unlicensed company over a licensed one.
Cars and motorcycles are two of the most common means by which a lot of people move from place to place in recent times.
If I had to narrow it down to three reasons why these modes of transportation are the most preferred, they would be greater speed, convenience, and a more fun audio experience.
Put simply, more fun whichever way you want to look at it.
An often overlooked fact about these means of transportation is the trouble that the owners encounter when anything goes wrong. Our towing company in Fresno wants to be there for you when you are in a pickle!
Here are five of the common things that can go wrong;
The one question to ask yourself when making a decision to hire a towing company in Fresno is majorly based on price. When you are faced with this kind of dilemma, here are four factors you need to consider before making your hiring decision;
Certification, quality training, and experience are three of the main factors you need to consider before hiring a towing company.
You can actually cut expenses by calling on unlicensed towing companies but bear in mind that majority of unlicensed towing companies have little to no experience. They are just doing this as fill in the gap kind of job.
One of the biggest reasons a licensed towing company is highly recommended is their quick response time.
Most of them respond within thirty minutes of being called upon.
The real secret to their high response time is that they have fully equipped and ready to move teams at all times.
Why your unlicensed towing company won’t respond that fast is because they don’t have any team in place when you call.
Thus, they can’t respond within thirty minutes like the licensed companies when you call them.
One of the biggest reasons unlicensed towing companies fail is that their call centers are not always manned.
This is in stark contrast to licensed companies who always have someone to respond to your call anytime you call.
The greatest lesson I’ve learned about price is that you get what you pay for.
If you call an unlicensed towing company, you pay less at the initial stage but in most cases, a need will arise that will cause you to pay more, except if you want the DMV to tow away your car.
If you compare your total expenses with what you would have paid to a licensed company, it will be the same. Plus, you have peace of mind.
Call upon us as your choice towing company in Fresno. You won't be disappointed and you will love how we treat you... like family!