I've always been a careful driver but even with all the care in the world, accidents and breakdowns do occur. You could be miles away from any help or even stuck in an area of town you're unfamiliar with like I recently was.
It was just a good thing I knew a few companies that could tow my vehicle. Jacksonville has no shortage of these kinds of companies but if you don’t even have a contact number you can find yourself in a world of trouble. These companies can work with all kinds of vehicles. Cars, motorbikes, machinery, caravans, whatever it is you need towed most companies can handle it. To make the whole process much easier though it’s good to know a few things that will help you out when it’s needed.
Know a company before you need it This is one of the simplest things you can do but is something so many people neglect. Do a bit of research on your day off and find a reputable vehicle towing company that suits you. It’s also good to pick up a few different names as you never know where you might be stranded. Many companies offer different services so find the one that’s best for you.
Find a company that uses a Flatbed Hooks are a thing of the past and only company that still uses them should be avoided. It’s well known how risky a hook can be and if not fixed right, can cause a lot of damage to the car. A flatbed is much safer for both your vehicle and everyone else on the road.
Be there when it’s getting towed This shouldn’t even need saying but always be there for when your vehicle’s getting towed. Any scratches or dents you’ll have to pay out of your own expensive as you won’t be able to prove they did it. You’ll also be able to talk with the driver if there are any problems. You'll also need to document the towing for insurance purposes.
Get a receipt for payment If you have insurance that covers towing you’ll need a receipt from the company that does the work to claim it. New cars are often covered for these services in their warranty so make sure you get that receipt.
Find a company that repairs as well as tows Some companies only do towing so it’s better to find a company that can do repairs as well. This will save you money and make the process a lot easier as you can get all done under one roof.
Whenever I get my vehicle towed is a pretty straightforward affair but these few little things will make it a lot easier for both you and the company you choose.