When your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, it can be a frightening and frustrating experience. If you don't have anyone to call when you need help, it can frustrate you even more. A few months ago, my truck quit on the way to work. Since I work and live in a rural area, finding someone to give me a lift to the city isn't always easy. Luckily, my employer sent a tow truck driver to help me out. The driver towed my car to a shop in town to get it repaired. The driver also offered a few tips on how to stay safe in a rural area. If you need advice or information about towing, read my blog. I show you how to keep cool under tough situations and what to do when you need towing help. Thanks for visiting.
Whenever you're on the road, its always a good idea to have the number of a 24/7 towing service and to have the money ready to pay to have your car towed to a nearby mechanic. Otherwise, you might find your car stranded. Even worse is that your car might be towed away by the state and you'll then have to pay to have it removed from impound. However, there are ways to receive cheap or even free roadside assistance.
Your insurance provider may offer a roadside assistance service that you could add to your policy. Then, when your car breaks, down, you can have it transported to the nearest mechanic for free. You'll simply have to pay a fee every month for the service.
Sometimes, the dealership will offer roadside assistance if your car breaks down, especially if you've purchased a new car that is under a warranty. If you are purchasing a used car, it's helpful to find a dealership that offers a warranty with roadside assistance. For minor problems, such as a battery that won't start, the company may arrive and jump your car for you.
There are several apps you may install on your phone that will offer you emergency roadside assistance. When your car breaks down, as long as you have an Internet connection, the app will connect you to nearby towing services. In some cases, you may find a mechanic that will tow your car to their shop for free.
Check with your credit card company to find out if they offer emergency roadside assistance. If the service is offered, make sure to verify the number of exclusions, such as the number of miles you may have your car towed.
Cell Phone Companies
Surprisingly, even cell phones offer emergency roadside assistance if you pay a monthly fee. In addition to being able to tow your car a limited distance, you'll receive other perks such as a gas service. If you ever run out of gas, you may have gas delivered to your car for free.
If you have a membership to an auto club, you may be able to receive as many as 200 miles of free towing when your car breaks down. While some of the services offered by auto clubs are more expensive, they provide you with even more flexibility. But regardless of which option you choose, you'll always need a plan for how to get a tow truck in an emergency.
For more information, contact a towing company near you.