As a motorist plying the highways, streets and roads you will find that you will occasionally need roadside services or a tow due to your car’s breakdown. Another incident is an auto accident where your ride is deemed to be unsafe to drive.
Towing for Safety & Security Reasons
Many public safety agencies, highway patrols, local police and sheriff agencies tow vehicles for safety or security reasons. In really, really bad accident scenarios it is obvious why they tow vehicles for safety reasons. But they tow incident to arrest. The vehicle is towed for security reasons to prevent theft and vandalism. Some agencies offer a waiver, putting the responsibility on the owner/driver and if the vehicle is legally and safely parked.
Impounded Car Lot
Public safety agencies in large urban areas contract with tow companies, sometimes on a rotating basis for tows when the owner is not capable or doesn’t care where the tow is taken. Many of these contracted companies have their own impound lot, or the public safety agency has their own. You as the owner can designate where you want your car towed. Impound lots can get pricey if impounded for long periods of time. Like all else the primary impetus is the profit margin. Some companies are more public and service oriented while others are primarily motivated by the bottom line. Police usually don’t have a profit motive, only recovering costs of the operation.
Where to Have a Car Towed
If you have property, not an apartment dweller you can have your wreck towed to your own property. For older vehicles extended stays in the impound yard can out strip their value, costing more than what the car is worth.
Generally, for breakdowns your motivation will be to tow it to a mechanics place of business or to your home for repair. Tow companies are happy to accommodate your preference.
Emergency Roadside Assistance
Keep these principles in mind if you need to have your car moved by tow. Your best choice is to avoid a tow and take advantage of any roadside service offered that will get you rollin’ again. Gas ups, tire change, radiator hose repair or replacement, jumps or battery replacement and fluid top offs can get you on the road again.
Towing & Roadside Services in Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, Combine, Coppell, DeSoto, Farmers Branch, Ferris, Garland, Glenn Heights, Grapevine, Highland Park, Hutchins, Lancaster, Lewisville, Ovilla, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, University Park, Wilmer, Wylie, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Irving, Mesquite & Greater Dallas, Texas
Under normal conditions in an urban area wait time for a tow or roadside assistance is generally less than an hour. However, sometimes prevailing traffic patterns may extend this. Urban drivers may have extended waits until arrival of emergency services or a tow truck. Make sure you have water on board to stay hydrated in an emergency. Contact Citywide Towing Service for all your towing and roadside needs.