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Tips of the Month - Braking while towing

Remember that the added weight of your trailer, along with its length, will cause acceleration to be slower and your stopping distance to increase while towing.  Find an open space with little to no traffic to practice accelerating and braking to help you become more familiar with how long it wil...

What safety equipment do I need on my boat?

This is a good question, especially as the weather is getting warmer and many are getting ready to go boating. Boats must have four main types of safety equipment: A personal flotation device (life jacket) available for each individual on board. Life jackets must be properly-sized, U.S. Coast Gua...

Recalls Look-up by VIN - Vehicle Identification Number

Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA's new search tool lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years.  What this VIN search tool covers:...

Fatal ATV rollover a reminder to practice OHV safety

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all off-highway vehicle (OHV) drivers and passengers to ride safely by remembering to always wear a helmet. The reminder comes after an 81-year-old man died when the ATV he was driving rolled end-over-end while attempting to climb a 70-percent i...

Paddleboard Safety - Know before you go

Increasing numbers of watergoers trading engines for paddles AZGFD offers 10 tips for paddlesports safety Whether it’s dipping the canoe or kayak into one of Arizona’s lakes for a quiet day of fishing or it’s just to enjoy some time on the water, studies show the number of people reaching for a padd...

Winch Recovery Bandana back in stock!

We now have all six colors of our Winch Recovery Bandana back in stock! [img]images/image003-1.jpg[/img]The Winch Recovery Bandana layout follows the “Vehicle Recovery Plan” with pathways to more detail. A unique section of the Bandana, gives the steps for a “Winch Rigging Check: Walk through” so ...
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