Roadside Assistance: What Will Insurance Cover?

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Roadside Assistance: What Will Insurance Cover?

Until an incident six months ago, I mainly considered my car insurance to be something I would use if an accident occurred. After being stranded at work with a car that wouldn't start, I learned there was more to my plan than that. There is a whole section that has to do with roadside assistance. The guy driving the tow truck asked if my insurance covered emergency calls and I said I didn't know. He asked me the name of the company and then called his boss. After a quick word with my provider, he found out that I was covered in full. If you are not sure if your car insurance covers roadside assistance, let me tell you how to find out. After going over specific clauses in the contract, I'm betting you are covered for everything from a flat tire to a dead battery.

Why A Tilt-Tray Tow Truck Is An Excellent Towing Option

Towing services help transport your car after an accident or when your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. A good towing service should transport your vehicle to your desired destination safely and quickly. While several towing options exist, one safe and quick towing option is a tilt-tray truck (also known as a flatbed tow truck). 

Read on to discover why you should opt for a tilt-tray truck to tow your car.

Delivers Fast Service

A conventional flatbed needs hoisting equipment to load your car onto the flatbed. This process takes too long to get your vehicle ready for a tow.

Thanks to technology, the modern tilt-tray trucks offer excellent flexibility.  Firstly, you don't waste much time as you wait for your vehicle to get ready for transportation. A modern tilt-tray truck features a hydraulic system that winches your vehicle from the ground to the flatbed in a short time.  Whether your car is a classic, an SUV, or a four-wheel drive of any shape, weight, or size, a tilt-tray truck is equal to the task. 

Enhances Safety

With traditional tow trucks, your car can detach from the truck due to uneven weight distribution or defective hooks and hit other vehicles. On the flip side, a tilt-tray truck secures your vehicle on a flatbed to ensure that your vehicle remains stationary until the end of the journey. As a result, chances of additional vehicle damage are minimal as the car is out of harm's way on the truck's back. 

Additionally, a tilt-tray truck does not drag your car. Your car tires won't experience unintentional wear and tear, especially when towing over long distances. Again, this truck has no blocked rearview, so there are very few accident risks while on the road. This towing approach is also safer for other motorists because there's no swaying motion while the tilt trucker drives on the road. 

Offers Passenger Transport 

As a stranded motorist, you don't want a towing service that will tow your car and leave you out on the road all by yourself. Such a situation is quite unfortunate, especially if you have your family with you. Still, this issue is not uncommon. 

Fortunately, a tilt truck comes with extra seating space that can accommodate several passengers. So, when the tilt truck tows your vehicle, the trucker can give you a lift to a safe place where you will easily find transport. They can also decide to take you to the nearest auto repair shop if you'd prefer that option. 

Although you pay more for a tilt tray towing truck than for a regular tow truck, the above benefits justify the cost. If your vehicle breaks down, don't hesitate to hire one from a reputable towering company to enjoy fast, safe, and secure vehicle transportation. 

For more information on auto towing services, contact a company near you.