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.
No one wants to assume that they are going to end up stranded on the side of the road one day, but it could always happen. Therefore, you are going to want to make sure that you are well prepared so you know what to do. Here are a few tips for you to keep in mind should you ever find yourself broken down somewhere.
Turn On Your Emergency Flashers
Diesel tractors are designed to provide lots of power so they can plow fields, harvest crops and transport heavy loads. All of their power comes at a price, though. They fuel economies are extremely low. Diesel tractors average between 6.5 and 7 mpg. Driving one just a little ways will quickly burn through fuel. If you operate a farm, reduce how much diesel fuel you need to buy by towing your inefficient tractor to your farm's fields this spring with a truck that's more fuel efficient.
More and more businesses are opening that are building homes on a site, then transferring them to their client's lot. Likewise, more homeowners are interested in the ease and customization that comes with having a prefabricated home. There is space in the middle for someone to deliver these homes. If you own or operate a towing service, your profits can increase significantly if you aid in moving mobile homes or prefabricated houses to their lots.
It is always wise to have a winter emergency kit on hand in your vehicle just in case you find yourself stranded in the cold, waiting on a 24-hour roadside service to arrive. While the general necessities, such as a flashlight, water, and a radio will be ideal for you as an adult, if you are frequently traveling with small children, it is best to give the emergency kit a little more thought.
Towing services exist to help you when you are in need. If your car breaks down, if you run out of gas, or if anything else happens that requires help getting your car to the right location, auto towing services are your best bet. However, the goal is to not need towing in the first place. Here are 5 signs to watch out for when driving your car. If you notice them, get a professional repair team involved right away: