Hiring a Tow Truck
There are plenty of different towing services available to you, depending on what kind of vehicle you have. Most towing companies will tow your vehicle up to a certain distance, then drop off the car at your local repair shop or towing yard. If you want your vehicle towed beyond that range, the company will charge you extra for the extra mileage. Many battery jump-start towing service providers will actually start your battery if it is dead. If you decide to use one of a tow service, you’ll also have to buy a battery charger if you don’t have one.
One of the most popular towing options is to call roadside assistance. Roadside assistance companies can give you a quote on how much it will cost to bring your vehicle to their garage, and then they can give you a full detailed explanation of what they will be doing to bring your vehicle to its destination. With roadside assistance, you don’t have to worry about contacting your own towing company, waiting for them to come to your location, and dealing with the hassle of negotiating with them for rates. You can just call up and get a quote from a roadside assistance company instead. The whole process takes less than 30 minutes. The only thing to watch out for is giving the wrong information (such as removing your key from the ignition, for instance).
Flat Tire Services
One last option that many people don’t think to try is to make use of your local towing company’s free tire rotation service. Tire rotation service is especially important if your vehicle has a flat or rips in the tread. By taking your flat out to your local towing company, you can guarantee that they will change the flat for you free of charge. This is important because not only is your own tires doing the job, but the towing service is also doing its job. If you own a truck, spare tire and jack are a must-have accessory to your regular maintenance routine.