How To Get The Best Deal When Renting A Tow Truck Service
With the standard tow trucks, most towing company services offer some form of emergency roadside help. All tow truck companies offer a full range of roadside assistance, from tow service and towing, repairs and towing away the car after the tow. However, if your towing situation calls for it, then it is a good idea to also have some of these basic emergency roadside help resources on hand as well, in case a tow becomes necessary after the vehicle has been towed away.
Tow Truck Service: Just like any other vehicle, tow trucks have a limit on the mileage the vehicle can be driven. This mileage limit is specified on the towing contract. If the mileage specified in the contract is exceeded, it is likely that the vehicle will need to be towed away and the vehicle owner may be liable to pay for the tow. As with any service, you want to make sure your towing company is equipped with some form of a tow truck service.
Roadside Assistance: Any towing company will come to your aid when you need it. However, you should make certain that the towing company is properly licensed and insured and that they use competent and experienced individuals to help you. If the vehicle is not properly towing or the driver is unable to handle the situation, then the chances of you needing assistance are very high.
You may have the option of having roadside assistance available, whether it is included in the rental or not. The advantage of having roadside assistance available is that it gives you peace of mind that the service is on standby if needed. Most vehicles come equipped with a roadside assist system, and this is a device that has a receiver which is mounted on the vehicle, and it transmits information regarding engine failure, tire pressure and battery status to the service center.
Additional Roadside Assistance: If you don’t have roadside assistance, you may want to consider the option of having this additional roadside assistance included in your rental. You should take into consideration the size and weight of your vehicle. A large vehicle may not need as much additional roadside assistance as a small vehicle, depending on the type of vehicle.
It is important to note that the size and weight of the vehicle may not allow for much of an increase in tow truck service charges. Some towing companies charge less for towing, depending on the volume of the load, because some towing companies charge by the mile. It is also important to keep in mind that some vehicles may not be able to tow certain types of loads.
If you do not want to have to pay for additional roadside assistance on the same day as you tote the vehicle, you may want to consider getting it in advance. You should ask around before making the rental arrangement for any added services that you want.
You may want to check out towing websites online to see if the towing company you are considering has some type of towing discount program. You may be surprised at the savings that you get from this type of towing package.
It is important to be aware of the costs involved with the service, including any type of membership or service charges, and the amount of insurance that the towing company will require for their service. If you have to pay these fees, the best thing to do is to get them in advance.
If you have already received a service, but need something else, you may want to find out about any discounts that may apply. This could save you money in the long run.
You should look over the contract agreement carefully and ask about any additional services that are included or not included in the rental. The contract is usually very specific with regards to what the service is for. Sometimes the towing company has a limited amount of additional towing that can be provided.