Until the tow truck arrives, most towing companies prefer that you wait with your vehicle. The fact is that it is not always possible for the vehicle owner to remain with the car until the tow truck gets there, though this may be the preferred way of getting things done. Due to severe weather or a bad location, or any other reasons, the owner may have other obligations they need to attend to or remaining with the vehicle may not be safe in some instances. There are a few things that you will want to do before walking away, no matter what the reason is that you choose to leave your vehicle before the tow truck arrives. With this in mind, we at Citywide Towing Service would like to offer some advice on what to do if you can’t wait for the tow truck.
Do Not Leave Any Valuables in Car
For personal items that are left inside your vehicle at the time your vehicle is towed, most towing companies do not offer any coverage. Usually, the same is true with most mechanic shops. It is important to remove all valuables and personal information from the vehicle before the tow truck arrives in order to ensure you do not take a financial loss if items come up missing or damaged.
Take Pictures of Car Interior & Exterior
The possibility of damage occurring will always exist, though the towing company will do everything they can to help prevent your vehicle from being damaged during the towing process. You will want to have documentation of the vehicle’s condition before it was towed in order to assist you in filing an insurance claim in the event that damage is done to the vehicle. Before it is towed, the easiest way to do this is to take pictures of both the interior and exterior of the vehicle. When it comes to proving that the damage occurred after the vehicle was in the towing company’s possession, having these pictures can make a world of difference.
Clearly Communicate Location of Car Key
In order to safely tow your vehicle, the tow truck driver will require access to your vehicle. You will need to leave the key with the vehicle if you are unable to drop the key off directly to the towing company. Before leaving the scene, using a magnetic box to hide the key on the exterior of the vehicle will allow you to lock your car doors. You can hide the key under a floor mat or in a sun visor if you do not have a magnetic hide box. You will need to make sure you clearly communicate the location of this key to the towing company so that their driver is able to access the vehicle, regardless of where you choose to hide the key.
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