Doing a bit of research into towing companies is something well worth spending an afternoon doing. You don’t want to be stranded in a bad neighborhood or anywhere in the middle of the night for that matter. Whenever I’ve had to tow my truck it made a massive difference just knowing a good company I could rely on when I needed them. All this cost me was a single afternoon researching the different towing companies in Jacksonville and seeing what they had to offer. Everyone’s situation will differ as to the services they might require so find the one that’s right for you. Below are a few things to consider when choosing a towing company.
Find companies near you First things first, find out what towing companies are in your area. Start with word of mouth recommendations from friends and family. If they've had their vehicle towed before, ask them about the experience and what the service was like. Turn next to internet research and compare each company in the services they provide and what any testimonials are saying of them.
What kind of services will you require? This is the obvious first one, what services may you require in the future? For most people, it will be simple roadside assistance for breakdowns and roadside accidents. If you’ve locked your keys in your car before you know how frustrating that can be. Towing companies can provide help with this along with other small fixes like running out of gas, flat tire changes and jumpstarting. If you drive a large 4x4 and will require something bigger for towing then make sure they offer flatbed towing. Do you drive a lot at night? Ask if they provide 24-hour assistance.
Do they provide repairs as well as towing? It will end up costing you lot more money if you need your towed vehicle transported to a repair shop as well. You never know what kind of trouble you may run into someday so it’s worth knowing that your towing service provides full repairs as well as towing.
Visit the towing office in person Online research will only get you so far. Once you’ve found a towing service that fits your needs go down to their main office and see their facilities for yourself. Talk with the head manager and get a full understanding of the services they offer and the associated costs of each one. This will allow you to gauge their level of expertise and work ethic.