Towing service companies are not always known for their assistance. Some towing industry miscreants are into shady business. Like charging extra, driving dangerously, conspiring with clientele to pay agreed on fees, and some are even known to have held vehicles until high priced demands are met or intimidating clientele. The list goes longer than that but we are sure you get the picture. But it’s not right to say that there aren’t any good operators, working an honest business entity. These are the ones that pump the standards in the industry’s repute. As regulations are still being set, many operators are using this blind spot in time with shady business!
Towing regulations and honest practices must go hand in hand otherwise, using situations like being stranded on the highway or running out of fuel to squeeze out some extra cannot be mitigated. Assurance in the form of future regulation of this industry is expected soon, but till then how does the everyday regular folk get to know who to call if they are in need of roadside assistance, especially in emergencies. With cases where operators corner clientele coming to notice more and more, it is high time that hard working people who earn an honest living aren’t taken advantage of. Some instances are even reported to have drivers reaching scenes drunk. Other reports like intoxicated clients had struck agreements which after sobering up realized it was a mistake are also brought to light. The complaints go on and on so being aware is key to avoiding getting situations like these in the first place.
Many important factors contribute to the decision-making process of any service hiring. Here are some simple but effective tips in order to avoid getting into tow truck tensions!
A good towing company would be somebody who uses prominent signs on their vehicles. Be cautious if service providers vehicles are sign-free or with no signage at all. Confirm their business name, contact numbers and working address are displayed on their tow trucks or vehicles. Avoid using the services if they don’t have the basic essential information exhibited.
Understand the Deal
Even if insisted, never sign documents blindly. When it comes to rates, understanding the deal is not only strongly advised, it is mandatory to avoid frustrations and remorse later on. The law demands that the consumer is informed of what they are getting to before any signatures are jolted down. There is a lot to know about the services offered such emergency towing service, security, recovery and continuous or second time towing.
Other Vital “Musts” To Remember
Other things to keep in mind are to get all the facts and details. When using their services, get the name of the driver, landline numbers of business, and most important, the number of the truck. Important numbers are a blessing to store in your cell phone as emergencies never occur with a warning. In case of insurance, one doesn’t have to worry but if you’re not insured, save the important numbers as soon as you can. Always make it a priority to recover vehicles as soon as possible. storages charges can run sky high.