Zore’s Inc. – Family Owned & Operated for Over 90 Years
Zore’s Inc. is a family owned and operated company that has served the surrounding Hoosier communities for 90 years. Since 1927, we have built our business based on a foundation of integrity, respect, and value, which has earned us a reputation for delivering unparalleled customer service and support at a fair price.
Since we have fully-operational offices conveniently located throughout Central Indiana, Zore’s Inc. is able to make our services available for anyone in and around Indianapolis, including Avon, Greenfield, Lebanon, and more!
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We provide a wide variety of specialized community services and conveniences for all of Central Indiana, including towing and recovery, roadside assistance, property management, new and used auto parts, metal recycling services, auto salvaging, and much more. Our friendly and experienced staff operates on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week and 365 days a year; so, we can always be there for you no matter what time or day you need us! And as a fully-certified and licensed company, you can expect prompt and professional service you can trust.
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Here at Zore’s Inc., we are deeply committed to providing the highest standards of excellence in terms of professionalism, service, and support for our clients and surrounding communities. Ensuring your complete satisfaction and safety is our top-priority, which is why we work around the clock to continually improve our skills and resources in order to better serve our surrounding Hoosier communities. And our dedication to the betterment of our communities keeps our drive strong.
So, tell us; how can we help you or your business in Indiana?Contact us at 317-247-8484 to speak with a courteous office assistant for answers to your questions about our services and more. Request 24 hour towing or roadside assistance, or free estimates for any of our service, today.
When it comes to taking care of your vehicle in the winter, not much is different from the usual year-round recommended maintenance list. However, because winter weather can pose more hazardous conditions, you want to make sure your vehicle won’t leave you stranded on the side of the road. This is especially important for teen and elderly drivers.
Continue reading to learn how to prevent dangerous automotive malfunctions, breakdowns, and roadside emergencies this winter.
Proper Automotive Maintenance
There are some critical areas that stand out as major
overlooks in terms of poor winter car maintenance. These mistakes will lead you
on a path of breakdowns, poor performance, and costly repair bills. Although
there are several things you can do on your own to care for your ride, there
are some tasks that require the skill and equipment of a professional
Failing to have your vehicle serviced regularly, or at least
on time per year, is the perfect recipe for disaster. It is one of the most
common reasons why cars breakdown unexpectedly, and drivers face outrageous
repair bills for something that started out as a small issues 9 months ago. Be
sure to check your owners’ manual for your vehicle’s recommended factory
Common Mistakes That Can Lead to unsafe Roadside
⚠ Ignore Brake Problems
A little squeal here and there isn’t anything to worry
about; right? Wrong. If this is what you have told yourself in the past, it’s
time to learn the truth about car brake maintenance. Keep in mind that you are
operating a 5 ton moving weapon, and without reliable and functional brakes,
you have no control over it. Brakes are one of the most vital components of a
vehicle in terms of safety; safety for yourself and for others. So if you
neglect a problem with your brakes, it can turn into a costly, or worse, deadly
error. As soon as you notice a change in your braking system, contact a
licensed mechanic for an inspection.
⚠ Forget Antifreeze
They call it “anti-freeze” for a reason! Freezing
temperatures can cause all the vital fluids in your vehicle to freeze, so using
antifreeze in the radiator can prevent this from happening. In the wintertime,
drivers often forget to add more antifreeze to the radiator, resulting in a car
that won’t start. When it’s cold, your vehicle’s cooling system requires this
important fluid in order to function properly.
⚠ Skip an Oil Change
It is important to keep your engine running smoothly at all
times; but in the winter, your engine requires a bit more “TLC” than it would
normally. For this reason, it is strongly recommended to get a wintertime oil
change, to ensure your motor is performing optimally, and won’t surprise you
with an unexpected breakdown 3 months from now.
⚠ Neglect Tires
Many drivers do not realize that tires lose pressure in the summer as a result of dry climate and hot weather. So by this time of year, most tires are in need of some attention. In addition to keeping your car tires properly inflated, you need to also ensure that your tires are properly aligned and balanced, and retain proper tread for adequate road traction. Factory scheduled maintenance covers this service, which should be implemented at least once per year, as mentioned.
How to Prepare for Roadside Emergencies
It is strongly recommended to keep a quality emergency
roadside assistance kit in your car at all times in the case that your vehicle
experiences some unexpected operational problems this winter. It is also
encouraged to call for help in the case of a vehicular emergency, especially in
inclement weather like snow, blizzards, and freezing temperatures. Professional
towing companies offer reputable and affordable roadside assistance services 24
hours a day and 7 days a week. Call them if you are ever stranded on the side
of the road due to a vehicular malfunction.
Get 24 Hour Roadside Assistance in Indianapolis
Call Zore’s Inc. at 317-247-8484 for affordable Indianapolis towing and roadside assistance services if your car breaks down unexpectedly. Our licensed and insured wrecker operators provide punctual and prompt tow truck services throughout all of Central Indiana, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week! We also provide a wide range of municipal services, roadside wrecker and recovery services, and much more. Request a free estimate, anytime.
Perhaps you have been towing trailers and boats for a long time. But even as a veteran, there are still some ways you can improve your towing skills, and thus, be a safer tower. Continue reading to review some of the basic rules for towing safety, and test yourself to see if you are being as safe as you can on the road.
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Use the Proper Set Up
The most important tip for towing is to use the right towing set-up. This means matching the load weight with the right capacity trailer hitch, and using the right type of vehicle for the tow. There is a reason why towing capacity exists. There are several consequences to ignoring a vehicle’s towing limit. This includes safety hazards, mechanical damages, and more. The most dangerous, and common, consequence to exceeding a vehicle’s towing capacity is losing the ability to brake. So be sure your car or truck is capable of towing the weight you need to haul. If you need to tow loads up to three thousand pounds, then be sure to purchase a vehicle that can tow that weight.
Safety Chains are Not Optional
One rule to always get right is to use safety chains, and good quality ones that are in good condition. Follow all the instructions laid out in the manufacturer’s manual for assembly and operation. Safety chains are not an option, they have to be used for any type of tow. They should cross in both directions underneath the trailer tongue. This way, if it detaches from the tongue, the hitch will not drop the load. Safety chains should never be attached to a bumper under any circumstances. There should also be enough slack in the chains for turning, but not so much that they drag on the ground. This is a commonly overlooked detail when assembling safety chains for a tow.
Always Double Check Your Lights
Before taking off on the road, always check the lights on the car or truck, as well as, the trailer. Be sure the brake lights are working, the flashers are functional, and the tail lights all work. Most importantly, the lights of the towing vehicle and the vehicle being towed are all in sync with each other. This is actually required by law and you will be pulled over, sited, and fined for failure to have working lights on your vehicles. For this reason, it is also important to know your towing laws, especially since they can change at any time. See our blog, “Know Your Boat Trailer Laws” just to be sure you are up to speed.
Know When You Need Help
Safe towing truly requires experience and practice. There are so many potential dangers and complications that can arise during a tow, so you can never have too much practice. But if you are ever in doubt about a certain tow, or do not feel confident that you can manage it on your own, it is strongly encouraged to consult a professional for advice or assistance. A licensed Indianapolis towing company can tell you whether or not your vehicle meets the tow capacity for your haul, give you professional advice, and even provide the tow service for you.
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Call Zore’s Inc. at 317-247-8484 for 24 hour tow truck roadside assistance in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are a family owned and operated company with more than 75 years in business here in Indiana! We offer a wide range of services for Hoosiers, including roadside assistance, scrap metal recycling, cash for junk cars, towing and recovery, storm damage, traffic clearance, and much more. Call 317-247-8484 to request a free estimate, anytime.
As summer comes to an abrupt end, people scramble to indulge in all the outdoor activities they can before colder weather is upon us. And one of the most popular outdoor activities there is to enjoy here in Indiana is fishing! Fishing is a common activity because it is inexpensive, family-friendly, and easy for people of all ages to do. But mostly, people go fishing because it’s just fun!
Whether you are aiming for catfish, blue gill, or bass, Hoosiers know you get the best results fishing on a boat. In order to get your fishing boat to your lake or river of choice, you must have the proper towing system for your car. Continue reading to learn the recommended hitch set-up for towing a fishing boat with a small to mid-sized car.
Towing a Trailer
A fishing boat and trailer combined will usually have a gross trailer weight (GTW) under two tons. So to safely (and legally) tow a loaded trailer weighing up to 2,000 pounds, you need 5 primary components. This includes a trailer hitch receiver, a ball mount, a hitch ball, a pin and clip, and a wiring harness. The hitch receiver is the part that attaches to your car’s bumper and accepts the removable ball mount. It comes as an open-faced receiver or fixed tongue model. The ball mount, also called a “drawbar”, inserts into the trailer hitch receiver’s frontward-facing opening, proving a platform for mounting the hitch ball. The pin and clip holds the ball mount inside the trailer hitch receiver, while the wiring harness provides power and synchronizes signals to the trailer’s lights.
Choosing a Hitch
Below is a guide to which hitch-type you will need to tow a small fishing boat with a compact or mid-sized car depending on the length of your towing trailer.
HITCH TYPE = Regular Duty HITCH CLASS = Class 1 GTW = Up to 2,000 lbs. TONGUE WEIGHT = 200 lbs. TRANSMISSION COOLER = Light Duty
For trailers up to 6 feet: Class 1 Fixed Tongue For trailers up to 14 feet: Class 1 Receiver Hitch
Additional Towing Accessories
Wiring harnesses are required by law, so be sure to never skip this step. And although not necessary to actually tow a trailer, safety chains are also strongly encouraged and should always be used. You might also consider adding on an aftermarket transmission cooler to help your car maintain safe operating temperatures while towing a load. These are especially useful in hot climates. Sometimes, factory transmission coolers are inadequate for certain towing applications.
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Call Zore’s Inc. at 317-247-8484 when you need fast roadside assistance or tow truck service in Indianapolis, Indiana and its surrounding counties. We have been a family owned and operated business since 1975, and maintain an unparalleled reputation for quality service and value. If you have questions about towing a fishing boat, or need help recovering one from a lake, we are the professionals to call for prompt and friendly assistance. Contact our office directly at 317-247-8484 to learn more about our 24 hour towing and recovery services, today.