So many things can go wrong while driving regardless of how careful you are. Something unexpected can pop up, and you find yourself stranded on the side of the road. What do you do in such situations – Panic? No, keep calm and assess your options.
Is there something you can do to get back on the road (i.e. change a flat tire)? If so, then calling a tow truck is probably not necessary. But, there are times you should call a towing service. We’ve listed several scenarios in which hiring a towing truck is the safest thing to do:
We know these things happen – you’re driving as carefully and defensively as you possibly can then a driver from nowhere comes out and hits you. Ouch, it hurts, and you’re left with a fender bender or worse. What do you do? Calmly assess the situation and determine if your car is still drivable. If it isn’t, then you need to call a tow truck.
Run Out of Gas
Running out of gas can be embarrassing and stressful especially if you’re in the middle of nowhere or far from the nearest gas station. Calling a towing service like Unlimited Recovery can be your saving grace. Just inform them when you call that you ran out of gas, and they will bring you gas for a small fee.
Car Won’t Start
The car not starting is by far the top reason people hire a tow truck. If your car refuses to start due to mechanical failure the best you can do is get your car towed to your mechanic and have it checked out.
Sometimes life takes on an unexpected turn and things happen. Yes, you may have done all you’re supposed to do – you checked the water level and all the other routine checks before driving off. But, the car overheated – don’t beat yourself up. Just call a towing service, they can add water to the radiator and assess if the car needs to be towed to a garage for an additional check.
Tires do lose pressure with time. To avoid getting stranded on the road with a flat tire; it’s always recommended to check your tires’ pressure periodically and reflate when appropriate. However, if you find yourself with a flat tire and no spare, just call a tow truck to come to your aid.
If you ever find yourself in any of the situations listed above and you’re within the Raleigh Triangle area, contact Unlimited Recovery and we’ll be right there to tow you to safety. Just call 919-790-9393.