Towing is one of those services that people love to hate. They come in handy during emergencies, but the thought of needing a tow truck often sends shivers down people's spines. Indeed, there are many popular misconceptions that people have of towing companies and the services that they provide. As a result, people tend to only rely on towing companies when an emergency situation occurs. At other times, they disregard them as expensive services that they would rather avoid as much as possible.
This article will debunk some of these misconceptions and uncover the true face behind towing companies.
1. They are too expensive
Perhaps the most popular misconceptions about towing companies is that they are too expensive. Indeed, many motorists lament about how much they had to pay when their vehicle was towed after an accident, or when it experienced mechanical failure. It is important to understand the cost structure behind towing services before debunking this misconception. For your vehicle to be towed, a dedicated tow truck needs to be driven to your specific location, after which your vehicle is loaded and transported to your desired destination.
These considerations all have to be included in the cost that a towing company quotes. As a result, most towing companies actually charge a reasonable price (when compared to their expenses) for all the services that they provide.
2. They are always available
Most people think that every towing company is available throughout the night, or whenever they need them. However, this doesn't hold true in all cases. Indeed, there are smaller tow companies that have limited staff and only maintain regular working hours.
It is, therefore, important to research towing companies in your area in advance so you can select the right one when you need them most. It is often stressful to begin looking for a towing company when your car has broken down in the middle of the night, or immediately after an accident. Have the contact information of several towing companies that you know of so you can contact them in your moment of need.
3. They all offer the same services
Many motorists also mistakenly box all towing companies into the same broad category. However, towing companies vary significantly in the services that they have available. You may find out that some companies offer quality services such as flatbed towing, flexible payment options and long-distance towing.
Other companies may be more limited in the services they offer, so it is important to do your research in advance. Don't assume that all towing companies can tow your vehicle on a flatbed to keep your wheels in good condition.