What to Do While Waiting for Towing Service

waiting for towing serviceWhen your car breaks down in the middle of a commute, it is not only inconvenient but also potentially dangerous. Though we are a collision repair shop, our additional service includes towing, which we provide through our partnership with towing company Simon & Sons. We recommend taking every safety precaution while waiting for the towing service to arrive.

Safety Steps While Waiting For Towing Service

Choose an Ideal Location to Pull Over

If possible, refrain from pulling over on a busy junction. Park as far to the right as possible and try to stop under a street light or other easy-to-identify marker. If you have a reflective triangle, this would be the occasion to use it. Place it 100 yards behind the car.

Limit Phone Calls

Be conservative with your phone use. Save the battery for incoming calls from the tow service and to let relatives know you’re okay.

Be Cautious of Strangers

An approaching stranger who offers help really can be a good Samaritan. On the other hand, he could have nefarious intentions and be taking advantage of your predicament. Our recommendation is to stay in your car, keep your windows rolled up, and politely let the stranger know towing service is on its way.

Check ID

Check the tow service’s identification upon arrival. Why do you need to do this? An unscrupulous towing service which happens to pass by might offer to tow your car and end up charging you a hefty fee. Request to see the tow driver’s ID badge. At the very least, look at the logo on the truck to be sure it’s the tow company you’re expecting.

Need Towing?

Contact Absolute Auto Body after a collision or car breakdown. We can arrange for towing and/or transportation. We can address any other service you need, such as collision repair or auto paint restoration, after you’re safely off the side of the road. Remember, put safety above all else when waiting for a tow; we can’t stress that enough.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

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