If your vehicle is getting older and it is breaking down a lot, you never know if you are going to need an auto towing service in your future. It can be helpful to learn about the services a towing company can provide to you, three of which are listed below.
Open 24 Hours a Day
In most cases you can find towing services 24 hours a day and seven days per week. This is helpful because you may be driving in the middle of the night in an area where there is no help. Because not all towing services provide 24 hours a day service you should do some research about each towing company in your area. This way you can determine which ones can come to you no matter what the time or day it is. You can then put these towing companies in your smartphone or have their phone number ready in case you do need to contact them.
Offer Tire Lift Towing
Part of the cost of towing depends on the weight of your car and how the car is towed. If you have a small car that weighs much less than a standard car or SUV, tell the towing company this when you call them. The towing company can then determine if they can use tire lift towing instead of the traditional way of towing. This is because tire lift towing can save you a lot of money. Tire lift towing can prevent damage to your car as the only thing the tow truck touches is the tires. The tow truck driver will use brackets to attach your front wheels to their toe truck so that your car is secure. A tow boom is then used to lift your car off the drive and the tow truck can then start towing your car.
Offer Flat Bed Towing
Most tow trucking companies offer flatbed towing. This can be used for many things, including antique cars, SUVs, small trucks, and sports cars. With flat bed towing, your entire vehicle is placed on the bed of the tow truck. To make it easy to get your vehicle onto the flat bed, the tow truck driver can hydraulically incline the flat bed and then drive your car onto the flat bed. If your car is not drivable, the tow truck driver will pull your car onto the flat bed using a winch. Once your vehicle is on the flat bed, each wheel will be tied down to keep your vehicle secure.
The towing company that you choose can tell you of other services they can offer you.