No matter what type of situation you find yourself in, whether you are involved in a collision or simply stuck on the side of the road you should check out these simple guidelines in order to make sure that you are finding the best tow company for your money.
Depending on the scenario you may not get much of a choice in which tow company comes to your aid. Many times First Responders will call the tow company in the event of an accident. But in other scenarios such as minor collisions, breakdowns, or a situation where you find your car off the road, you may be allowed to do some research on the company that you will prefer to call.
Research a reputable towing company
Just like with all businesses, you want to be sure that you are selecting a tow company that you can trust. You can use some online resources such as Angie’s List or Google reviews in order to find a company that is worth its salt. Be sure to call around and ask for details such as prices and forms of payments. Once you found a company you think you can trust write that number down or save it within your phone so you’re ready when you find yourself in a pinch.
Don’t just trust the first tow company to arrive on the scene
If you do have a say in the choice of your tow company, make sure that the tow company has all of their licensing and logos displayed on the truck. This will ensure that they are registered to tow your vehicle and are in compliance with local laws. Don’t allow the first tow truck to arrive on the scene to hook you up and tow you away. Be sure that the company is reputable and licensed, and will be giving you a fair deal.
Snap some photos
Before the tow truck hauls your vehicle away, be sure to take some photos of your vehicle. these pictures could come in useful later on if there is any unexpected damages to your vehicle upon arrival at the tow yard.
Pay close attention to signed documents
Make sure to carefully read all paperwork which the tow company will provide for you to sign. Be sure that you sign near the agreed-upon dollar amount, this will ensure that there are no hidden charges later on. Make sure to get a receipt from the tow truck driver, and be sure you’ve only been charged the agreed-upon sum.