A while ago while driving into town I ran into an unexpected problem. As I was just leaving the interstate and getting into the county road near downtown Jacksonville, my SUV’s engine started producing a strange sound. This continued for a couple of seconds before the vehicle suddenly stopped. I frantically pulled over so I wouldn’t be blocking the highway so I could check the engine. As if gasping for life, my SUV struggled to kick back its engine but to no avail.
I tried to check the engine to see what mechanical problem I was having but had no clue. After numerous attempts, I gave up and called a towing company I had saved the contacts earlier on. My surprise came when I was informed I had to wait for one and a half hours before help could arrive. The company was about 16 miles away. I had no idea of any nearby service. This is when I learnt my lesson and devised methods of finding a tow truck service near me.
Service directories A service directory is basically a collection of hotlines for a variety of services ranging from ambulance, police, fire, towing and many other services. From these directories, you will find the most legit towing companies. To get enlisted into a service hotline, a company needs to be certifies and should also have certified experience in the industry. Furthermore, the directories list these companies as per location. So, you can easily search for those nearby your residence.
Asking friends and family Your friends who live in a certain area are most likely to be aware of one or two towing service nearby. Moreover, they will offer you recommendations on the best companies that offer fair prices. Remember, cheapest is not always the best. You will also get advice on the level of service vis a vis the cost. Some companies also charge high prices but offer services similar to those of lower priced towing services.
Conducting an online search In an interconnected world, we can access vast amounts of information just by the swipe of our smartphone screens. In case you are stranded somewhere, an online search of services available near your locality can save you a lot of time as well as abate your suffering. I usually search for a tow truck service near me. Nearby services respond faster and your vehicle does not have to get towed over long distances. Furthermore, you also get to know the top services offered in a given area. Most searches would yield the top ten lists of companies.
TV and print commercials Through paying keen attention to television commercials you get to know the quality services in your area. Companies that have the finances to pay for commercials definitely have the muscle to offer quality. These adverts will inform you of the available offers and packages offered. Some will require upfront payment per service while some would require subscription to a given plan. Another information source that would come in handy is local newspapers and magazines. If you are a fan of print media, you can easily get to know the towing and roadside services offered in your locality.