In a perfect world, you wouldn’t need to have the name of a towing service saved in your phone. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. If you don’t already have the information for one, you may want to look into it. If your car breaks down, there are likely going to be more things on your mind than who is coming to your rescue. That’s exactly why planning ahead never hurts. There are several reasons why it’s beneficial to know which service you want to use before you need them.
You Can’t Predict an Accident.
Imagine this: you hit a deer on a lonely back road. Your car is inoperable. You call a friend but he/she doesn’t pick up. You open your web browser on your phone, but you can’t connect to the internet to look up a towing service. Suddenly, you find yourself stranded with no one to come help you.
You can’t always guarantee that you’re going to have access to your normal avenues of communication if you’re ever in an accident or your car breaks down. If you can’t whip out your phone and do a quick Google search, how will you be able to find and call a towing service?
A pair of headlights appears down the road. A tow truck just happened to be passing through. The driver spots your wreck and pulls over to offer his services. What luck! Or is it?
Don’t Put Yourself in a Bad Situation
Being in a car accident or being left stranded on the side of the road puts you in a vulnerable position. You don’t want a less than reputable towing service taking advantage of you in your moment of need.
If a tow truck happens upon your wreck, the driver could try to use your desperation to his advantage by being unprofessional or charging an obnoxious rate. The driver may not even disclose the rate beforehand. He could provide his assistance and tow your car all the way to a mechanic and then surprise you with an astronomical bill.
Research Your Towing Service
You’re driving down the highway, and suddenly your engine seizes and your car becomes totally unresponsive to the accelerator. You pull off to the side of the road and try to restart your engine, but to no avail. You’re left confused, anxious, possibly frustrated on the side of the road, with no idea what caused your engine to fail.
Doing your research into towing companies ahead of time means that, should you need one, you know the towing service coming to your aid is one that you can trust to treat you fairly. When you see the tow truck pull up, you’re greeted with a helpful and friendly face, as opposed to an unknown stranger.
A professional towing service will also listen to your needs. Some independent contractors may have certain mechanics or auto shops they send service to, and they may try to pressure you into sending your car there. But wouldn’t you rather your car to go to your preferred mechanic? Since it’s your car they’re towing, you have a right to say where you want it towed.
Know Your Towing Service Rates
Lastly, one of the most obvious advantages of choosing a reliable towing service ahead of time is that you’ll have a general idea of what you’re going to have to pay. You’ll have had the opportunity to talk to them about their rates, so there won’t be any huge surprises when the bill is handed to you. And, since it’ll be the towing service you chose, you’ll ultimately feel more at ease with the expense.
Accurate Towing Service
With decades of experience, we at Accurate Towing Service pride ourselves on our knowledge and professionalism. Our staff are all certified and trained experts in towing and heavy hauling, and our multiple New Jersey locations ensure quick response to all emergency situations. Contact us today to find out more.