The Various Situations Where Car Owners Have to Call for a Towing Service
Automotive vehicles, just like any type of machine, wear down depending on how their owners use them, the type of roads they drive on, how often they’re used, their mileage and the weight of the load they carry. Over time, vehicles will start to breakdown; and unfortunately, they tend to break down in the most inconvenient of places.
However, most drivers try to avoid calling for towing services because of ridiculously high fees. In most of these situations, people would rather try repairing the vehicle on their own, or look for a mechanic to do so. The point is that people would do anything in their power to avoid calling for towing services and paying those high fees.
Another reason why people avoid calling for towing services is because of how long some towing vehicles take to get to them; they think they’re better off just finding a temporary solution to help them get to a nearby mechanic shop. But what they don’t realize is that bu doing this they’re not only putting their vehicle at risk, but also their lives. Therefore, while looking for a reputable towing company seems like a daunting task, it’s one that isn’t as tedious as it seems and is extremely necessary.
Here are some of the situations where drivers have to call a towing service:
Flat Tire. Some drivers don’t have the ability to or don’t know how to properly change a flat tire and, in such cases, the driver shouldn’t attempt to do it because if it’s not done properly it may cause serious accidents while driving on the road. And even if the driver knows how to change a flat, but the spare is underinflated, it’s still potentially dangerous; you should still opt for calling a towing company.
An overheated engine is one of the most common problems that drivers come across, especially on long drives or during the summer. In such a situation, you shouldn’t try to drive on as this will cause serious and irreparable damage to the vehicle.
Being caught in a situation where the vehicle can’t be moved because it’s stuck in the mud, in a ditch or in the sand. Revving up the vehicle’s accelerator would just make the situation worse, as it may cause overheating of the engine or make the vehicle more stuck.
Failed transmission is another situation in which calling for towing services will be necessary, because this will not allow the driver to shift gears.
Having a dead battery will render the vehicle completely immobile, so the driver will truly need to call for the car to be towed.
The worse that could happen is a car accident in which there’s a need to tow both damaged vehicles after police officers have done their investigations on the accident site.