Who would ever like to be left stranded on the road after a breakdown – be it a collision, a flat tire, or when you run out of gas – or even when you have to move out of the city and have multiple cars. Sometimes, it is not even your fault, but you land in situations where you need the services of the towing company as soon as possible. For example, consider some reluctant prick parking their vehicle in front of your house or restaurant. With such circumstances, the best choice is to be prepared before hand, and informed about the right towing company and what it has to offer you.
There are different towing companies specializing in different areas. Depending on your vehicle, you may need to go through their websites and services before you decide which company to choose.
Here are a few unique tips to choose the best towing company-
- The notice period
To be on the safe side, it is recommended that you get yourself acquainted with the appropriate towing company before you meet with any unavoidable circumstances. It is in this phase that you should realize the rules and service agreement of the company, and understand them completely such that it suits your requirements. Most of the towing companies provide a minimum notice period.
- Choose a cost effective towing service
Make sure you are aware of the costs of the towing company and you are not overcharged for the service they provide to you. You should also be careful that the price mentioned in the contract papers match with that you pay them when you collect your vehicle after being towed. There are two prices that you will be required to pay –
- Hook up fee:
This is the cost for attaching your vehicle to the tow truck. Do not be surprised if you are offered a smaller quote on this, as this is not the only price that you have to pay.
- Price per mile:
This price depends on the distance that the tow truck carries your vehicle. Whether it be your home or a mechanic, there is a price per mile attached to it. While you may be happy with the hook up fee, your final judgement should be based on whether both of these prices are cost-effective or not.
- Analyse their behavior over the phone
After you have followed up on all the above mentioned points and have now chosen the towing company based on your requirements, it is time to place a phone call to inquire and analyze the company on a personal basis. It is here that you can decide for yourself whether the company lives up to the standards as mentioned in their website and services. This way you can decide whether the person (a reflection of the company) is knowledgeable/helpful or not.
It is likely that the last time you chose a towing company was when you were distressed – or if you are lucky enough, you haven’t had to meet one yet. Either way, we want to make sure that the next time you have need of towing services, you choose nothing but the best.