You can’t truly plan for a road-side breakdown and road accidents. But in the midst of all the confusion surrounding these incidents, you can be better prepared to deal with the situation. Do your research and know what to look for in a towing service.
Quick response time, experienced operators, current, well-maintained equipment, honesty, and professionalism are all valuable qualities to look for a towing company.
Types of Towing Service
With various types of towing available, make certain the company you choose offers the service that is appropriate for your vehicle.
Sufficient for most smaller vehicles, light-duty towing typically requires the rear wheels of your vehicle to be lifted up, attached to the tow truck and towed away from the scene. Motorcycle towing involves a special attachment to the back of the tow truck.
Flatbed towing is used for vehicles that cannot be hooked up to a tow truck. This type of towing requires that the vehicle be put on the flatbed and secured into place with chains.
For larger vehicles such as large trucks or construction vehicles of considerable weight, heavy towing is required. This generally involves a high-endurance truck and possibly a landoll or lowboy trailer. Maneuvering and towing of these types of vehicles involves great expertise and precision on the part of the operator.
In the case of a roadside emergency, you want right assistance as quickly as possible. The safety of you, your passengers and others on the road can be jeopardized by a slow response time.
It is important to know how quickly the towing company can provide service. While arrival time may take longer at certain hours of the day or in certain areas, it is still important to know what resources they have available to guarantee the quickest response time possible.
Equipment and Experience
Find out how long the company has been in business and what kind of reputation they have. Ensure that the towing company has skilled tow truck operators. Inquire about the training that their operators have received. Be sure they have the knowledge to provide the services needed at the scene.
With constant improvement in technology, make sure the towing company you choose has up-to-date equipment which is properly maintained. All of this will allow you to be secure and comfortable in the knowledge that they can provide the safe and timely roadside assistance your particular vehicle may require.
Honesty and Professionalism
Both of these qualities are vital in any sort of service industry but are especially important when the service provider is handling an item of everyday necessity, such as your car or industry equipment. Make sure they have the proper licenses and certifications.
Direct inquiries, references, and reviews online can all help get the information you need to make an informed decision.
Once you’ve decided on a towing service, program their contact information into your cell phone. You may want to keep the information written down in your wallet or in your glove compartment in case your cell phone fails. When help arrives they can contact the towing service of your choice, rather than being at the mercy of a random, unknown towing service.
At Accurate Towing Service, our team is comprised of top experts in towing, hauling, repair and recovery. Whether you need a car or a tanker truck towed or repaired our nationally trained and certified experts can handle all of your towing or heavy hauling needs. With multiple locations, we can provide the fastest and most reliable emergency towing service in Central Jersey as well as heavy hauling services throughout New Jersey. Contact us for all your towing needs.