When your car breaks down, it can be a very hectic situation. In most cases, the last thing you are thinking about is making sure you call a good tow company. Your probably just going to be thinking of the getting a tow truck as fast as possible to get yourself out of the situation.
A good idea is to always have a couple of options ready in case of any type of situation that you have a breakdown. To do this, you should do a little research and find at least 2 local tow company’s that you can have their information in your car and ready in case of an emergency.
Here are a few tips on how to pick a quality, local towing company.
First and foremost, you only want a towing service that has been around for a while and has a lot of experience locally. There are many different variables to consider for a tow truck driver as to how they are going to tow your vehicle so it’s important that your tow driver knows the area well and has lots of experience.
The next most important aspect to consider when choosing a towing service is whether or not they are licensed and insured. Auto repair is very costly as it is so the last thing you want is a two company to damage your vehicle even more during the tow process and you be on the hook for the damages. You want to make sure that from the time your car is hooked onto the tow truck until you reach the repair shop that you are not liable for any damages that may occur.
This also co-insides with what we talked about earlier, which is finding a local company with many years experience. If a towing service has been around for many years, there is a very good chance that they have the proper license and insurance so you don’t have to worry about it.
By now you should have at least 2 or 3 companies in mind, so the next step is to head online and do a little more research on the company’s background. Customer reviews are typically the best way to judge the quality of service a company offers. When it comes to customer reviews, you are most likely not going to find a company with 100% positive reviews. It’s just the nature of the business, but for the most part you will be able to tell a good company from a not so good company based on their reviews.
Once you’ve gone through this process, you should select two quality tow company’s that you feel good about and take their information down. Write down their name and phone number on a piece of paper or index card and then put that card in your car where you can easily access it during an emergency.
This is a great way to be prepared for an emergency situation where you will require a tow service, and it will also speed up the process as you won’t have to scramble to find a company.