Copper Star Professional Transportation

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

What To Do If Your Engine Overheats

The summer heat is already breaking records in the Valley of the Sun with temperatures topping out around 115 degrees this past week. Higher temperatures can increase the risk for engine overheating. So, now is a better time than any to think about what steps you can take if your car engine overheats. Breaking down in this scorching hot weather can be detrimental to your health and the health of others with you if you don't act quickly. Follow these steps if an experienced mechanic or a tow truck is not nearby:

  • Pull over to a safe location and turn off the engine.
  • Don’t open the hood until the vehicle has completely cooled or the temperature gauge has moved from hot to cool.
  • Check the coolant (also called antifreeze) level in the radiator. Look in the owner’s manual if you’re unsure where the coolant reservoir tank is located.
  • Make sure the radiator cap is cool before opening it. Slowly twist it off with a towel and beware of any hot steam. If needed, fill coolant to the top of the radiator. Put the radiator cap back on.
  • Be sure the upper or lower radiator hose and any of the heater hoses have not been blocked, disconnected or burst.
  • Restart the engine.
  • Carefully monitor the temperature gauge. If you see it crossing the optimal mark, pull over to a safe location and turn the engine off.
  • While your best bet is to get help from a mechanic, your safest bet is to be prepared. Store these essential items in your car or truck: coolant, tool kit with a working flashlight, non-perishable foods and water.

These safety tips are important when preparing to drive during Arizona's summer months. Watch this informative video for additional information on the topic of engine overheating precaution...

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

Construction Begins on I-11 Bypass Project

"The first segment of Interstate 11 is under construction on the north side of the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge over the Colorado River at Boulder City, Nevada.

The $318 million, 15-mile segment of divided highway will bypass Boulder City and connect with U.S. 93 near Henderson, Nevada. The Nevada Department of Transportation broke ground on two segments: a 2.5-mile portion bypassing Boulder City for $83 million; and a $235 million, 12.5-mile segment funded by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada." Read the full article on the Phoenix Business Journal website.

This new bypass project will make the drive from Phoenix to Las Vegas faster with the option to commute directly to Henderson! Copper Star Professional Transportation will benefit from this new highway by getting their valued clients to an exciting destination quicker with less drive time. Our company charters buses to accommodate large group for in-state and out-of-state travel. With Las Vegas being a top destination for Arizona residents, we are excited about the movement taking place on the interstate construction.

For more information on our charter buses, please CONTACT US today!

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00

Passing Safely on a Two-Lane Roadway

At Copper Star Professional Transportation, safety is our number one priority. Our experienced drivers will ensure you arrive at your destination safe and sound and in a timely fashion. Check out the safety video below on how to determine when it is safe to pass on a two-lane roadway. Contact us at Copper Star for your transportation needs today!

Copper Star Professional Transportation is proud to announce the launch of our NEW and improved website! You can now view our fleet in the photo gallery, learn about the company in the "About Us" section and even request a quote conveniently online. At Copper Star, we are determined to go above and beyond for your clients and ensure the best experience possible when planning your corporate events and private functions. Our team is professional, friendly and always on-site to coordinate your transportation needs on the day of your reservation.

CONTACT US today for more information! We look forward to serving you in the future.