It is good to know that you have a reliable towing service and roadside assistance service when you need it most. This is why it is recommended you have a towing and roadside assistance service company programmed in your phone so you know who to call when you need help. Most towing and roadside assistance services are available 24/7. Since vehicle failure or accidents never occur during a convenient time, it is important to know what to expect from a towing company, but most importantly roadside assistance. Citywide Towing would like to explain what to expect from roadside assistance services.
Roadside Assistance Can’t Fix Major Mechanical Breakdowns
Many people believe that roadside assistance services can help get your vehicle back on the road. This isn’t always the case. As roadside assistance servicemen do have the tools, fluids, and equipment to help minor problems, they can’t repair major mechanical failures. They are not a full auto shop on wheels. They can help top off certain fluids such as gas, oil, windshield wiper wash, transmission oil, brake fluid, coolant and etc. However, if a hose has a leak or is broken completely, you will need to take your vehicle to a mechanic. Roadside assistance can also jump start a dying battery. However, they don’t replace them. They can also help change tires but they don’t replace them either. Roadside assistance is designed to help get you back on the road during minor disruptions. If the vehicle isn’t serviceable they can tow your vehicle to the closest auto shop or to your preferred auto shop or mechanic.
24 Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance
Roadside assistance services are offered all day and all week because auto trouble can occur at any time. If your vehicle won’t start or you were on the road and ran into problem, pull over. Depending on the nature of the problem, you can in most cases call for roadside assistance immediately. If your familiar with the current problem and know you can get going on your own, then proceed with caution. However, when you call for help, explain the problem as to why your vehicle is inoperable. They may better know if you need roadside assistance or towing services.
What to Do While Waiting for Roadside Assistance
When waiting for roadside assistance, make sure if you’re on a busy road that you pull off as far from the road as possible or within reason. Turn on your emergency or hazard lights to help other drivers see you. It is also recommended that you get out of your vehicle. Stand off on the side and as far away from the road as possible. Make sure all other passengers are removed and even pets. If you break down, make sure you contact someone that may be expecting you home or somewhere and let them know of the situation, or even look for a ride home. Most roadside assistance or tow truck drivers can offer a ride if necessary. Especially after hours, make sure you tell someone where you are. If possible, have the person stay on the phone with you until help arrives.
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Depending on the situation, roadside assistance services can help you continue on your way. However, there are times when the vehicle just needs to be towed and repaired. Citywide Towing provides both towing and roadside assistance services and can help you at any time. Make sure to contact Citywide Towing!