Towing Companies: How to Tell the Heroes From the Scoundrels

The number of tow truck operators who arrive after your car breaks down or you’ve been in an accident can be daunting. There are a slew of tow truck drivers asking for permission to carry the car down to their shop before the police, ambulance, or even curious bystanders arrive. At first, it seems that you are being saved by a group of people who are in the right place at the right time. But this isn’t always the case. When it comes to getting your vehicle towed after an accident, there are a few things to keep in mind. If a driver is aided by an unauthorised towing company, they can get the short end of theĀ  stick.Do you want to learn more? VisitĀ  SMC Ottawa Towing Group

Superman’s influence

Tow trucks that arrive quickly (within three minutes of your crash) are not good Samaritans. It is their responsibility. Any vehicle that a tow truck hauls is compensated with a commission. This is calculated by multiplying the Rand per kilometre expense by a fixed labour rate. If this is not protected by car insurance, it can be very expensive.

When it comes to determining where and when injuries occur, towers are like bloodhounds. Beware of rogue towing firms who aren’t associated with the AA or respectable insurance companies that would do anything to get you to use their service.

Get insured and trained.

When you purchase auto insurance, the broker will provide you with a list of linked towers to call in the event of a breakdown or accident. This is vital because if your car is towed by a rogue towing company, your insurance will not pay out. As previously stated, the cost can be exorbitant, especially if you break down on a trip out of town and are far from the nearest body shop.

A ‘Do Not Tow’ sticker for your car should be issued by your insurer. Make sure it’s posted somewhere where the towers can see it. That sticker is your lifeline if you have to abandon your car for some cause and it is towed by a rogue.

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If your car has to be towed, contact one of your insurer’s towing companies and make the arrangements yourself. Allowing yourself to be harassed into putting your car on the first truck that tells you to drive is not a good idea.

Check for official company identity if the tower says he has already called them or that he is associated with them. It is your right to do so. Always follow up with a phone call to the insurance company. You don’t want to be tethered to a rogue towing company’s bill. Remember, as long as you obey your insurer’s instructions, you won’t have to pay anything more than your excess.