The transmission is the most misunderstood and neglected part of a vehicle. But a well-functioning transmission is just as essential to a car’s performance as the engine. The transmission is responsible for making sure that the appropriate amount of power is transferred to the wheels to keep you moving at a given speed. Transmission problems can put you, your passengers, and other motorists at risk. That’s why understanding the signs and symptoms of a bad transmission before it fails is extremely important — this knowledge can extend the life of your transmission, save you money, and keep you safe.

If you’ve been following all the proper guidelines about social distancing, you probably haven’t driven your car as much lately. With the ever-growing list of things to worry about, car maintenance is probably very near the bottom for most people. That being said there are things you can do now to maintain the health of your vehicle that will prevent you from needing towing or roadside services once you get back on the road.

No one wakes up in the morning hoping that their car will break down that day. Luckily, there are thousands of towing and roadside companies available through the HONK Partner Network who are there to help get you back on the road quickly.

HONK prides itself on working with some of the best towing and roadside companies across the entire country. It’s because of our Partners that customers continously give HONK higher customer satisfaction scores than most motor clubs or roadside services. Don’t believe us? See for yourself!

For many drivers, a breakdown can ruin an entire day pretty quickly. Without warning or notification, finding oneself disabled on the side of the highway can be pretty scary and rightly so. Between speeding vehicles and distracted motorists, the side of a highway can turn even a minor roadside mishap into a deadly incident. No one faces this reality more than you, our Partners.

Is your car ready for a winter road trip? Winter can be brutal on a car. According to Automotive-Fleet.com, about 49.3 million people will hit the nation’s roadways this Thanksgiving as compared with 48.5 million in 2018, representing a 2.8% increase and the highest volume of travelers in 14 years. With inclement weather forecasted this holiday, we thought we’d share some tips on winterizing your vehicle, so you’re ultra-prepared for your Thanksgiving road trip! 

Picture this, you’re a tow truck operator and you’ve just been dispatched to fix a flat tire on the side of a busy intersection. As you’re working to get that customer back on the road, cars are zooming past you at speeds of up to 50 mph. This is the reality for many service providers on a daily basis.

Every 6 days a tow truck operator is killed in the line of duty due to unsafe driving practices by motorists who don’t adhere to state Move Over laws. Despite almost all states having implemented some form of these laws within the last several years, over 50% of drivers are still unaware that they exist. 

What would you do if your car broke down and you didn’t know who to go to for help? It’s a situation nobody wants to find themselves in, yet in a time of need, there’s a comfort in knowing that someone you trust will be able to come and assist you.

This was a luxury that Mary didn’t have after her car got a flat tire as she was returning home from dropping her daughter off at school and running a few errands.