Being stranded on the side of the road is a very stressful situation and it can get a lot worse if you called a towing company that takes advantage of you and made you wait for hours. You can prevent this by choosing a company ahead of time therefore you will be able to choose a towing company that match your lifestyle and needs. Here are the tips that will help you find a good towing company:
- Ask for the recommendation of your friends and family
- Contact your mechanic or insurance provider if they have a preferred towing company you can get discounts with them ad will make the reimbursement easier
- Make sure that the company is licensed and insured
- Choose a company that has trucks and towing equipment that are well maintained and are in good condition
- Make sure that they hire staffs that are qualified and trained to ensure that they will do the job the right way and professionally
- Choose a company that operates 24/7
- It is more practical to choose a company that offers roadside assistance in case you need support other than towing.
“To find a tow truck, ask for a recommendation from a mechanic, friend or neighbor. If far from home, ask the local police to suggest a company that has the requisite training and equipment.
When calling for a tow truck, be ready to give an exact description of the vehicle to be towed, its location and the nature of the problem. Members of an auto club or roadside assistance program will typically find the phone number to call for assistance listed on their membership card.
If the car is disabled by the side of the road, make sure the vehicle is safely out of the flow of traffic, turn on the hazard lights and, if available, put out flares or warning triangles. While waiting for the tow truck, gather up any personal belongings that shouldn’t be left in the vehicle. Most tow companies warn against standing on the side of the road, and recommend waiting inside the vehicle or in a nearby building within sight of the vehicle.” Originally seen published on http://cars.costhelper.com/towing-car.html
Central Towing works with most insurance companies, most roadside assistance programs and is a preferred provider with many insurance companies. We have one of the largest fleets in Maricopa county and we are a family owned business. In most cases we are now using flat bed tow trucks as it provides more protection for the vehicle and its fast to typically hook up cars, trucks and SUVs.
“Prices fluctuate depending on these variables. Which in your case can include the issue with the vehicle hence if it was involved in an accident it may take more time to load the vehicle which may turn into the tow costing more money.
In the long run most towing companies charge a hook up fee that can range from $50 to $200 depending on the vehicle size typically. Your is a smaller vehicle so count on the lower side hook up fee. Then there is a mileage fee which can range from $2 to $5 dollars. Then there are the other fees. Which may include a gas surcharge, credit card processing, sometimes there is a labor charge, plus tolls if needed.
So in your case, if the towing company treats you right, your towing service should cost between 60-100 dollars or so and that should include everything.” Learn more at http://www.towrecoverassist.com
As a family owned and operated to truck company in Phoenix, we want to provide you some of the best options available at some of the best prices. If you need your vehicle towed in Phoenix, call Central Towing today and see how we an help you. We provide free towing estimates.
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