When you have an exotic, classic or antique vehicle that needs towing, whether you are avoiding putting the miles on it or it has become immobile, getting a towing service for transport is an optimal solution. There are many things to do in preparation of your exotic car being towed. We at Citywide Towing would like to relate some tips and advice on what you should to prepare your exotic vehicle for transport.
Tips to Prepare Your Exotic, Classic or Antique Car for Transport
Choose a Licensed, Reputable Towing Company: When you select a towing company, you want to do your homework. You want reliability, dependability and someone with a positive reputation that can safely transport your exotic vehicle to the intended destination. Ensuring the tow truck is well equipped to handle the hazards of the roads and can properly secure the vehicle for safe transport is imperative. Your exotic vehicle doesn’t only have financial value, but it most likely also has sentimental value as well. Entrusting it to a professional requires them to protect and value your vehicle as you do. All towing professionals should be licensed, bonded and insured. It is alright to inquire about credentials before enlisting their services.
Check Insurance of Towing Company: Before the day of transport, it is better to be prepared and know what the insurance coverage is and to see if additional insurance is needed. With unforeseen issues arising, it is ideal to have copies of your insurance as well as the transportation insurance in the event of damage or loss. Additionally, you should contact your own car insurance company to verify that your car is covered during transit. If your existing policy doesn’t cover your vehicle during transport, your insurance company may offer coverage as an optional add-on. Not only do you need the paperwork for insurance during the towing service, but any other pertinent documentation should be readily available as well. Check with the company and insurance provider and ask which documents are needed for towing and in the event a problem arises during the tow.
Prepare Your Exotic Vehicle for Towing: Prior to the exotic vehicle towing, you will need to prepare the vehicle itself once the other arrangements have been made. Start with the removal of any and all personal belongings from your car. Be sure to cover every compartment, under seats and in the trunk. Consider removing any valuables such as removable emblems, car audio systems, navigational aids and other electronic devices. By doing so you are ensuring the safety of your possessions as well as minimizing the risk of additional damage in the event something goes awry during transportation. Leave your fuel tank only a quarter full. Finally, now is the time to tackle any lingering mechanical issues and maintenance that you are capable of performing. Especially if there are any troublesome fluid leaks which may blemish the paint or damage the tires.
Exotic, Classic & Antique Car Towing in Duncanville, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Irving, Mesquite & Greater Dallas, Texas
If you are looking for a reputable company in the Greater Dallas, Texas area to tow your exotic vehicle, contact Citywide Towing. We have the credentials and attributes you want in a respectable towing company.