The Christmas break is here and it’s often a time for long distance drivers, drivers from interstate and vehicles towing boats or caravans. In this blog we discuss how to stay safe when it comes to driving on Victorian roads. Here’s some towing service advice for the Christmas holidays.
Towing boats or other vehicles
Vehicles towing boats or other vehicles can pose a danger for cars on the road for a few reasons. Their vision is often impaired by what they’re towing, their vehicle is more sensitive to windy conditions and they rely on other vehicles to react when overtaking. Ensure you keep your distance from vehicles towing, and only overtake when there’s an overtaking lane or safe to do so.
When it comes to driving on Melbourne roads, there are some road rules that are unique to this city. Interstate drivers may become nervous around trams, hook turns and tram tracks. Avoid drivers that are constantly breaking, unsure about turning lanes and fail to slow at tram stops.
Long drives mean tired drivers. Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to know if a driver is tired until it’s too late. Signs of a tired driver may include swerving on the road, breaking at the last minute, or pulling over to the side of the road suddenly.
Campervans with limited vision
Beware of campervans. They tend to have limited rear vision, have large turning circles, are slow overtaking, and often lose speed quickly on an incline. So, make sure you keep your distance and don’t drive in their blind spot.
With an influx of parties over the holiday’s it’s not uncommon for people to be out drinking and then decide to drive home. If you see a car swerving or driving erratically, avoid them, try an alternative route, or slow down.
Gardenstate Towing Service Advice
During the Christmas break, stay alert and make sure you take regular breaks when you are driving long distances.
Gardenstate Towing tow vehicles both within Victoria and interstate. We operate 24 hours a day to help you get your car safely off the road if you are involved in a breakdown.
For information on our car towing services in Melbourne, contact our friendly team on (03) 9429 1234 or visit our website.
Ahmed took great care and attention to detail in loading and unloading my BMW M4. It's not every day you find a towing company that knows how to handle prestige vehicles.
13:38 05 Nov 23
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10:38 13 Oct 23
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03:12 02 Oct 23
We needed to tow our Porsche 997.2 Carrera from the depths of our apartment carpark to Porsche Centre Melbourne. GT used a low rise unit operated by Tom to enter the carpark and collect our cherished vehicle. Tom's executed the tow with great skill and performed a flawless job. I would not hesitate to use GT and Tom for this task again - hopefully will never need to!
06:37 26 Sep 23
Great, friendly and reliable. Would highly recommend.
00:23 04 Sep 23
Our car was stuck in one of the steepest and angled driveways that barely had room for one car. Tom was amazing and really took the time to technically work it out and incredibly got the car out unscathed! Very impressed and grateful for the help we were given today, would highly recommend Tom, he’s a legend!
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08:57 05 May 23
I had my car battery replaced by Michael who was super friendly and quick! Highly recommend 😀
08:29 28 Mar 23
These guys are awesome! Used them twice now and was lucky enough to have Tom tow it both times, he took care of my pride and joy, kept me in the loop regarding pick up and drop off and went over and above to make sure my car was looked after. Highly recommend to anyone.
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01:40 25 Mar 23
Unfortunately I found myself in a situation with one deflated run-flat tyre but Tom at Gardenstate Towing came to my rescue. Tom was absolutely pleasant and courteous! Let me ride up front and dropped me off home along the way to South Yarra BMW. Highly recommend Tom and Gardenstate Towing services!
23:41 22 Mar 23
My stupid car broke down on Hoddle St Melbourne, at least close to a pub! Tom was prompt and efficient and had me on my way (back to the pub) in no time. Thanks mate
12:07 21 Mar 23
Fred was great! He towed my son’s car late at night and was incredibly positive and non-judgemental. His customer service skills was second to none, and someone who modelled a genuine enthusiasm for his work. What a great role model!
08:46 21 Mar 23
Day ruined due to a flat tire on my motorbike.Tom turned it around with his prompt and friendly service. Dropped me and the bike home safely and with a smile.Cheers Tom.