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.
It is important to know whether you actually need a heavy-duty towing service when you wreck, break down on the side of the road, or need a non-working motor vehicle transported somewhere. If you actually need heavy-duty vehicle towing and you do not specify this on the phone when calling for assistance, the tow company might send a different tow truck. The driver would have wasted time and would have to drive back to their shop and come back with a heavy-duty truck.
Tow trucks come in various types, but you have to choose the right one for the job. Although the towing company can select a towing truck on your behalf, you still have a say. If you want to enjoy many of the perks of a towing service, consider asking for a flatbed tow truck. These trucks have many benefits, some of which are discussed below.
Sometimes it's hard to determine the perfect tow truck to haul your vehicle.
Most towing companies prefer that you wait with your vehicle until the tow truck arrives. While this may be the preferred way of getting things done, the fact is that it is not always possible for the vehicle owner to remain with the car until the tow truck gets there. In some instances the owner may have other obligations they need to attend to or the remaining with the vehicle may not be safe due to severe weather or a bad location.
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.
It's not uncommon to see car owners helping by towing others when their cars break down or they're stuck in a ditch. Most people think that towing is inconsequential, especially if they have a big truck.
Towing is a little more complicated than just attaching one car to another and pulling. If done incorrectly, you'll spend more on repairs than you would on towing services. Other reasons not to tow your own vehicle include the following.