You Nevah Know Wen You May Need 'Em

January 22nd, 2010
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Happy Feel Good Friday everybodies!

While hopefully you may nevah need 'em, it's always good to know dat you can count on 'em. I'm talking about da Freeway Service Patrol!

Hea's a breakdown of da services they offer and best yet..... it's FREE!

(As copied courtesy of the FSP website)

Freeway Service Patrol offers a variety of services to assist you when your vehicle has stopped on the freeway. Our goal is to help you get your vehicle started so that you can get back on the road. If your vehicle does not start, a Freeway Service Patrol driver will tow you and your vehicle to an off-freeway location. The Freeway Service Patrol is available from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, including some holidays. The services we provide include:

  • Changing flat tires
  • Jump starting your car as a result of a dead battery
  • Radiator refills
  • Making temporary repairs
  • Providing gallon of gasoline (we do not provide diesel)
  • Towing service

 

Check out their website at http://www.fsphawaii.com for more FAQ's and service areas.

So your Feel Good Friday Tip Of Da Day (yeah anoddah new segment to WWD!) is to plug in their numbah into your cell... RIGHT NOW!

841-HELP (4357)

While we see them on da road everyday, they surah are/will be a Godsend should you evah need 'em.   :wink: 

 

SHOUT OUT:  Happy belated Hau'oli La Hanau to 9th Island Girl! It was up briefly yesterday but da topic was soooo "serious"   :wink:  dat I nevah like her feel weird about it.    :razz: 

 

Braddah Lance Kwon

34 Responses to “You Nevah Know Wen You May Need 'Em”

  1. sally:

    First.... ?


  2. hemajang:

    Good tip BL...and I did stick da numbah in my cell. I could have used their service a few times in the past...overheated radiator and blown timing belt. Maybe FSP should have mobile luas as well or have em on the freeway. Mainland get those rest stops. I guess Hawaii too small for dat but man, I could have use those a few times while driving on the freeway.

    ...thought you going feed more fuel to your fire from yesterday's da blame game topic but today is FGF so don't want anyone get one blown gasket, maybe can call 841-HELP for dat too. And happy birfday to 9IG.


  3. sally:

    Yayy! Good Morning BL! And Happy Belated Birthday 9th Island Girl (again!)

    I got an email on this last night... good service! My friend used to own a Tow Co. until several years ago when he sold it to become caregiver for his dad. A lot of friends gave him business, so it's obvious the need is out there.

    The surprising thing is that the C&C (I assume it's C& C?) is actually spending money on being proactive and preventive.

    Fist Bump to C & C of Honolulu!
    Fist Bump to FSP!


  4. sally:

    Yup, number is in my cell ph too!


  5. M:

    Good morning BL!

    I hope I never need their services but it's good to know that they are there.

    Happy FGF to everyone!


  6. sally:

    Off to work... have a tow-free day everyone!


  7. KAN:

    Happy birfday, 9IG! Many happy returns of the day!

    TGIFriday. Even though it was a short work week, I'm exhausted.


  8. onecupcoffee:

    Glad it's Friday! Thanks for the reminder about the FSP! I remember hearing about them on the news a while back. Although we don't have this service where I live, it's good to know they offer this service on Oahu. Happy FGF everyone!


  9. matt:

    they get similar service up here in the bay area. surprised the heck out of me one time I blew a tire and was on the side of the freeway trying to change it. big time blessing and the guy wouldn't accept any money/tip for the work. good to see Hawaii got it going as well.


  10. B:

    happy fgf everybodies! nice to see the FSP out there. seems to help traffic move along.


  11. Scott:

    AAA here takes care of all that stuff for about $75 a year. No worries on long drives up and down the state.

    I was suprised at the seemingly uncaring tone of yesterday's blog, but, as always, through positive and thoughtful comments, it was understood that BL didn't mean any offense. I respect your opinion, but it was just hard cause' it was someone my wife and I knew, and the term "idiot" was offputting. But, like I said, we worked it out :)

    Have a great weekend!


  12. Ocean Lover:

    Just a Public Service Announcement (correction).......

    I understand that the State Dept. of Transportation is running this program via a federal grant that they received.......not the City and County. The route that's covered is the H-1 and that's the State's jurisdiction.

    Back to regular programming.............. ;-)

    OL


  13. NKHEA:

    Howzit everybody

    Happy Belated Birthday 9IG :P

    Yeah I always see dem trucks on the freeway ;) das one of the best thing they eva did :D

    Read yesterdays post, was to serious for me, figa betta jus stay out of it and be safe

    NKHEA.....jus chicken


  14. 9th Island Girl:

    Thanks for the reminder about FSP, BL, and thank you for all the birthday wishes, Lanceformers/Kwonics! Happy FGF! Sorry so many acronyms!


  15. Ynaku:

    Happy Feel Guud Friday you Kwonics, Lanceforemers and Lurkahs. No sked this place. All's good.

    Ynaku.................was like NKHEA, chicken (But he more oldah chicken then me :P )


  16. Kage:

    Aloha and Happy FGF!

    Yeah this is one of those things you do not think about until you need them.

    Great advice to put the number in our cell phones now before we need them.

    Its fufufuFRIDAaay! Short day for me today. Yeah! Have a great weekend everyone.


  17. Ynaku:

    Here's something to lighten da mood. You probably heard it, but good for a laugh.

    What Starts with F and ends with K

    A first-grade teacher, Ms. Brooks, was having trouble with one of her students The teacher asked, 'Harry, what's your problem?'

    Harry answered, 'I'm too smart for the 1st grade. My sister is in the 3rd grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the 3rd grade too!'

    Ms. Brooks had had enough. She took Harry to the principal's office.

    While Harry waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation was. The principal told Ms. Brooks he would give the boy a test. If he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the 1st grade and behave. She agreed..

    Harry was brought in and the conditions were explained to him and he agreed to take the test.

    Principal: 'What is 3 x 3?'

    Harry: '9.'

    Principal: 'What is 6 x 6?'

    Harry: '36.'

    And so it went with every question the principal thought a 3rd grader should know.

    The principal looks at Ms. Brooks and tells her, 'I think Harry can go to the 3rdgrade.'

    Ms. Brooks says to the principal, 'Let me ask him some questions.'

    The principal and Harry both agreed.

    Ms. Brooks asks, 'What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?'

    Harry, after a moment: 'Legs.'

    Ms Brooks: 'What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?'

    The principal wondered why would she ask such a question!

    Harry replied: 'Pockets.'

    Ms. Brooks: 'What does a dog do that a man steps into?'

    Harry: 'Pants.'

    Ms. Brooks: What starts with a C, ends with a T, is hairy, oval, delicious andcontains thin, whitish liquid?'

    Harry:
    'Coconut.'

    The principal sat forward with his mouth hanging open.

    Ms. Brooks: 'What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?'

    The principal's eyes opened really wide and before he could stop the answer, Harry replied, 'Bubble gum.'

    Ms. Brooks: 'What does a man do standing up, a woman does sitting down and a dog does on three legs?'

    Harry: 'Shake hands.'

    The principal was trembling.

    Ms. Brooks: 'What word starts with an 'F' and ends in 'K' that means a lot of heat and excitement?'

    Harry: 'Firetruck.'

    The principal breathed a sigh of relief and told the teacher,
    'Put Harry in the fifth-grade, I got the last seven questions wrong.....'


  18. NKHEA:

    Ynaku; eh u not to much younga den me u know :x :lol:

    NKHEA.....dem young kids now days


  19. NKHEA:

    Ynaku; good one bradda ;) :D think I betta go back to the 1st. grade :( :lol:

    NKHEA.....had same ones wrong as da principal


  20. HNL2LAS:

    Ynaku: bhahah funny!!!

    Happy Belated Birthday to 9th Island Girl!


  21. HNL2LAS:

    I'll put it in my phone too, thanks BL. Years ago, here in LV, my car had issues on the freeway, and while I was waiting for my friends to arrive, the FSP van/guy showed up.

    Who knew this kinda service existed??? Not me, but I'm thankful this service exists! Just found out recently that we had it at home... when that same friend told me a few days ago as we passed the FSP van... "there's your friend", we have that at home too...unless it got cut... so, I'm glad they are still around!!


  22. zzzzzz:

    @Scott, one big difference between this service and the one offered by AAA (and also by others, including State Farm) is the response time.

    The FSP service's goal is to reduce the time all of us spend in traffic by quickly addressing the problems disabled cars or quickly getting them off the freeway. Services like AAA won't respond as quickly, so if you call them instead of FSP you will be a greater inconvenience to more people.

    IMO, this is a great program. I'm pretty sure if you do a cost/benefit analysis of this service against things like building and maintaining an extra lane, FSP is a winner, not to mention that the time elapsed from conception to actually benefiting us is much shorter.


  23. snow:

    they've had this kind of service at a lot of locations on the mainland for years and the state DOT previously tried to implement this program but was met with - i think - a lawsuit from private tow companies. at any rate, i'm glad that they've finally gotten over the hurdles to provide this service. i've seen them at work many times and i'm sure it helps the traffic situation to get disabled cars either out of the way or back running as quickly as possible - i think it's a great idea! thanks for the number, BL!

    scott - i once called AAA here and had to wait over an hour... by then, we had fixed the flat ourselves! they had, on other occasions, responded more quickly (had another flat changed within 20 minutes when we were stuck on the freeway!). AAA is great... the cardholder can call for service from any car, not only their own!


  24. snow:

    weird, i actually started typing my post before zzzzzz's was up but it kind of looks like i was responding off of zzzzzz's! :?

    zzzzzz - isn't FSP only on H-1? AAA would be a good option if you weren't on H-1 (and don't have emergency roadside coverage through your insurance company). Though I agree that AAA's response times can be slow... I've had more quick response times (within 15 minutes) than slow ones (not all for me or the same car!)!

    anyway, i forgot to say... to 9th island girl... "happy belated birthday!" :)


  25. rayboyjr:

    :D :D :D :D :D Happy Feel Good Friday Everyone!!! :D :D :D :D :D

    ... hey Braddah Lance ... thanks for the tip ... but hope I never have to call on it ... but sounds like an excellent service ...

    ... but on this FEEL GOOD FRIDAY ... how's this??? ... no rants ... no grumblings ... no jokes too ...

    ... so what else is there, you say ...

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    ... just FEEL GOOD ... take it all in ... RELAX ... the weekend is upon us ... most of us ... even if not, just shed your mind and your body ... of all the chaos and stresses of the week ... and kick back a little ...

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    ... Have a Good Long Relaxing One Everyone!!! ...


  26. rayboyjr:

    9th Island Girl

    :D ♫ Happy Belated Birthday to you!!! ♫ :D
    :D ♫ Happy Belated Birthday to you!!! ♫ :D
    :D ♫ How I wish I were in Vegassssss....♫ :D
    :D ♫ But I'll save that wish for you!!!♫ :D

    ... hope you had a good one yesterday!!! ... but you can't tell us right ... 'cause what happened in Vegas ... :lol: :lol:


  27. KAN:

    Ynaku: dat was good. Further to the "what starts with an 'f' and ends with a 'k'," "mud-deflector" is a good substitute for another naughty expression.


  28. M:

    I think the FSP is only on the H1, that's the only place I have seen them.

    If I got stuck on the H1, I'm glad that they are there to help. I have a friend that owns a towing company so if I got stuck anywhere else, I would call him.


  29. Braddah Lance:

    sally:
    First.... ?

    Early bird gets da worm. :grin:
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    hemajang:
    Maybe FSP should have mobile luas as well or have em on the freeway.

    :lol: Speaking of which.... Da Wife and I were driving home yesterday and we saw one of da FSP trucks at da Zip Mobile house..... using da lua! :lol:

    ...thought you going feed more fuel to your fire from yesterday's da blame game

    Blame game? Ouch. Was just an observation... as you can see most didn't "observe" it from my angle. :grin:
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    sally:
    The surprising thing is that the C&C (I assume it's C& C?) is actually spending money on being proactive and preventive.
    Fist Bump to C & C of Honolulu!
    Fist Bump to FSP!

    Uh, I tink it's da State run program cause it's federally funded.... for now. I heard it's a two or three year program and aftah dat we (da State) gotta fund it.

    Wat? No chest bump? :razz:
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    M:
    I hope I never need their services but it's good to know that they are there.

    My sentiments exactly.
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    KAN:
    TGIFriday. Even though it was a short work week, I'm exhausted.

    Short week?
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    onecupcoffee:
    Although we don't have this service where I live, it's good to know they offer this service on Oahu.

    Must not have much traffic for you then. :grin:
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    matt:
    .....and the guy wouldn't accept any money/tip for the work. good to see Hawaii got it going as well.

    Yeah, they made a public announcement hea dat people shouldn't tip da FSP workahs and saying it was their job. :grin:
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    B:
    nice to see the FSP out there. seems to help traffic move along.

    I can attest to dat!
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    Scott:
    AAA here takes care of all that stuff for about $75 a year. No worries on long drives up and down the state.

    You get free maps too no? :razz:

    I was suprised at the seemingly uncaring tone of yesterday's blog, but, as always, through positive and thoughtful comments, it was understood that BL didn't mean any offense. I respect your opinion, but it was just hard cause' it was someone my wife and I knew, and the term "idiot" was offputting. But, like I said, we worked it out

    Dat's always da case wen it's someone you know - it's human nature to be "defensive" no mattah wat da case may be. Uncaring tone? :sad: You should know dat I not of "those" kine people. It was an eye opening thought provoking blog - I hope - for all those who took da time to read da comments as well.
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    Ocean Lover:
    I understand that the State Dept. of Transportation is running this program via a federal grant that they received.......not the City and County. The route that's covered is the H-1 and that's the State's jurisdiction.

    Plus H-1/2 is a federal road way so federal monies stay on federal roads. H3 too but it doesn't deal with traffic congestion. I wondah if da FSP would go there if called?
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    NKHEA:
    Yeah I always see dem trucks on the freeway das one of the best thing they eva did

    We'll see if they still around once da grant monies run out. :roll:
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    9th Island Girl:
    ..... and thank you for all the birthday wishes, Lanceformers/Kwonics!

    She's 21...... + tax. :razz: Lots of tax. :lol:
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    Ynaku:
    No sked this place. All's good.

    If we can't have civilized converstation once in awhile hea....... Wassap Wit Dat!

    Ynaku.................was like NKHEA, chicken (But he more oldah chicken then me )

    Both you rubbah chickens! :lol:


  30. zzzzzz:

    @Snow, according to their website, besides H-1, FSP also provides service on Moanalua Freeway. Their hours are limited too.

    IOW, they are not a substitute for AAA or some other roadside assistance program (I get mine as part of my auto insurance).


  31. NKHEA:

    BL: :x :evil: :twisted:


  32. KAN:

    BL: you guys nevah get ML King Day off as holiday :?:


  33. Michael:

    I rather have a "Get our of Jail" free card. Not that I plan to be bad, just in case.. :)

    Maui has no real freeway service, except 9-11


  34. Michael:

    Correction: out not our.