While waiting for a tow truck to arrive is naturally frustrating, the fact that your car has broken down in the middle of somewhere makes it incredibly inconvenient. Your vehicle could end up being further damaged during the towing process, so the experience could get even worse. Additional damage beyond whatever caused the breakdown, as not everyone is aware, can come from towing a broken-down vehicle. In order to ensure it is safe for towing, you should take the time to make some adjustments to your vehicle, otherwise you could be looking at more damage. To be certain your vehicle does not get damaged when getting towed, we at Citywide Towing Service would like to share some tips.
Release Emergency Brake Before Getting Towed
You know your car is not going anywhere on its own accord whenever your call for a tow truck though it makes sense to put the brake on. However, should it be towed using the traditional two wheels on the road method, this could end up damaging the vehicle. The vehicle is safe to tow with two wheels on the road when taking off the brake, and this ensures no damage to your brakes occur. Although you need to ensure the non-driving wheels are on the ground when dealing with automatic transmission, this can be done in park too. On any wheels with the brake off when in park, manual transmission vehicles are fine to be towed. The brakes are less of an issue as no wheels are on the road, if being towed via a flatbed. Though a good tow truck driver should inform you of this though, you want to ensure it is off when the vehicle is hoisted.
Roll Up Windows Before Towing Car
Make sure to wind up all the windows in the vehicle, though it is an often-overlooked aspect when getting towed. As it could cause damage to upholstery and require cleaning, this prevents any dust and particles being kicked up from the back of the tow truck and into the vehicle.
Take Photographs of Vehicle
Before getting towed, taking photos is always recommended. It is easy to get some quick snaps of the condition of your vehicle prior to it being picked up the tow with most of us carrying a smartphone in our pockets. If in the event damage occurs to your vehicle, this gives you some degree of protection. This ensures you have evidence that your car was damaged when it was being towed while it will not prevent it from happening.
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If you need a towing service in the Greater Dallas, TX area, call the professionals of Citywide Towing Service and let our qualified experts assist you. We make sure your vehicle is safely towed to its destination. To reach us quickly and conveniently, be sure to log our contact info your cellphone.