What To Do
While Waiting For Your Tow Truck
It is very likely you will at some point require the assistance of a professional towing company. Whether it be for a tire change, battery boost, or a tow.
Here are a few things you can do to prepare for when your vehicle is to be towed to help keep yourself and your vehicle safe.
- Pull over and get out of traffic. If you can, pull your vehicle off to the side of the road to prevent impeding traffic. Not all drivers are paying close attention, pulling over will help prevent any possible ensuing collisions.
- Signal other drivers. Whether day or night turn on your hazard lights to make your vehicle more visible and to let other drivers know your vehicle can not move. This can help prevent any further accidents and keep you and your vehicle safe.
- Keep yourself safe. If you are stopped on a busy road it is generally safest to stay in your vehicle with your seatbelt on. If you are pulled over on a roadway and there is a safe place to wait away from traffic do so.
- secure your valuables. We know it can be a stressful situation, try to remain calm. If your vehicle is to be towed to a shop or lot the towing company will not be held responsible for any lost or stolen property. Gather your personal belongings and all valuables from your vehicle prior to the tow truck arriving. If this is not possible, contact the service provider as soon as possible to gain access to your vehicle to retrieve your belongings.
- leave it up to the professionals. We know it can be tempting to exit your vehicle to asses the damage even just quickly, but when on a busy road this is not safe. Stay in your vehicle and wait for the tow truck to arrive.