The Various Situations That Call for Towing Service
Cars and other motor vehicles, just like any type of machines, undergo wear and tear depending on how the owners use them, the type of roads they travel on, how often they’re used, the mileage on the vehicle and the weight of the load that they carry. Over time, vehicles will start to experience breakdowns and, often, in the most inconvenient times and places.
However, even in such cases, some people don’t want their vehicles towed because of high towing costs. They’d rather try fixing the car on their own or call a mechanic to troubleshoot and fix the vehicle. Basically, people will do anything so they don’t have to call for a towing service and pay a ridiculous amount of money.
Another one of the most common reasons why people avoid calling towing service providers is because tow trucks can take a long time to reach the location or they think they can fix their vehicle enough to reach a nearby auto shop. But what they don’t realize is that doing so can further damage their vehicle and that they may even be putting their lives at risk. FInding a reputable and affordable towing company is crucial, but can seem like a daunting task.
Some of the situations where drivers have to call a towing service:
Flat Tire. Some drivers don’t know how to replace their tire or don’t have a spare tire at all. In such cases, the driver shouldn’t try to replace it themselves, as it could result in more problems and danger while driving. Even if the driver knows how to replace a flat tire, but the spare is underinflated, it won’t do any good; you’d need to call a towing company.
Overheated Engine is one of the most common problems that drivers encounter especially on long-distance drives during the summer. In all honesty, you should avoid driving long distances during the summer, as it will damage your vehicle.
Being caught in a sticky situation where the vehicle can’t move because it’s stuck in the mud, in a ditch or in the sand. Pushing the gas would just make the situation even worse, as it may cause overheating of the engine or would make the vehicle more stuck.
Failed transmission is another situation where drivers must call for towing service, because it won’t allow the driver to shift gears.
Having a dead battery renders the vehicle completely immovable, and in this case, there would be no other choice but to call for towing.
The worst thing that could happen is a car accident in which there is a need to tow both damaged vehicles after police officers have completed their investigations on the car crash site.