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How to Choose a Good Towing Company

How to Choose a Good Towing Company

by | Dec 18, 2018 | Uncategorized

There are lots of towing companies in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Some are full-service, like Titan Towing,while others only do tows. No matter what type of service you need, there are some important factors to consider when choosing a towing company.   

State Certification 

First and foremost, a towing company should be certified through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) www.tdlr.texas.gov. The TDLR makes sure tow truck companies adhere to safety standards to keep you and their drivers safe. The department performs inspections to make sure Texas tow truck companies: 

  • Are following adopted drug test policies 
  • Have tow operator licenses up-to-date 
  • Have proof of Liability Insurance 
  • Have a manufacturer’s data plate, or document from the manufacturer, stating the capacity of their boom, winch, or carry mechanism 
  • Have a winch in good condition (not exceeding capacity of boom or leaking oil) 
  • Keep hydraulic lines free of leaks and in good condition 
  • Have cables meeting manufacturer’s specifications and in good condition 
  • Display signage properly 

A good towing company will be fully certified and have a clean record with the state. Making sure that a towing company is licensed is as easy as going to the TDLR website above. The site also provides access to customer complaints, so you will know which companies to avoid. 

Pricing 

Fair pricing is a good indicator that a towing company is not out to just make a buck, but to continually build their customer base by providing affordable rates. A quick Google search can give you a good idea of what the going rate is for a variety of towing services. A rate that seems too good to be true probably is and may not be from a reputable company with long term goals of staying in business 

Fast Service and Expertise 

Since it’s usually a stressful situation that prompts your need for a towing company in the first place, calling a company already known for their ability to quickly and accurately assist drivers will help put your mind at ease. No one wants a tow driver who takes a long time to show up and then isn’t sure of how to handle a situation.                 

Customer Satisfaction 

One of the best ways to determine which towing companies provide excellent service is from customer feedback on Google and Yahoo.  

Following is Titan Towing‘s customer feedback which speaks volumes about their quality service and expertise: 

Google Reviews

C.J. Shull 

I was in an accident unfortunately and my Jeep was sitting in the middle of an intersection. The police warned me if I wasn’t able to move it in the next 15 minutes it would have to be towed by a city wrecker. Titan was fast enough to get there and move my vehicle and save me the outrageous bill from the impound. Big recommendations! 

Shane Neuser  

Very honest and friendly. They have fair prices and make a bad situation as smooth as they can.  

Cary Miller 

Fantastic service. I had called 6 other tow companies trying to find a wrecker due to my insurance sanctioned tower running late. Most tow companies are not personable and are extremely hesitant to give you a realistic expectation. The individual who helped me gave me a honest time window and arrived before it, on a very cold and rainy day. Not only met but exceeded my expectations. Too often we rely on the cheapest tower, and service suffers because of it. I am very thankful for the level and care that was provided and will definitely use Titan Towing again.  

Google User 

They were very friendly and helpful! Very reasonable price. They even took my boyfriend to get his car so he could come pick me up at the car shop for no extra charge. I highly recommend them to everyone. 

Google User 

These guys are the only tow guys that I have ran across that keep wooden ramps, my car is very low to the ground and they took the time to keep the car from tearing up the bumper cover. No extra charge! Will do business again.” 

Yahoo Reviews   

Craig  

Great service. Very affordable, fast, and flexible! I broke down on 30 in Arlington and Kyle was there in less than 30 minutes. 

Christine 

 I ran out of gas last week and my husband couldnt get there for a long time. I had my toddler daughter with me so I was anxious to get on the road again. Kyle from Titan Towing showed up quickly and was very friendly and helpful. Even spoke to my daughter and was very sweet to her, putting her at ease with a stranger messing with Mommy’s car! Very grateful to Titan Towing and will definitely use them if I need a tow or roadside assistance again (but hopefully not any time soon!). Highly recommend to you and yours! 

When selecting a towing business, a certifiedknowledgeable company with fair pricing, fast service and customer satisfaction is key. Titan Towing meets all of these factors and can make your towing experience the best it can be. 

Contact

dispatch@titantowing.net

Address

Main Office:
326 N Bowen Rd #6
Arlington, Texas 76012

Impound Lot:
5213 Kaltenbrun Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76119

The 7th Most Dangerous Job in America

During the early morning hours of January 4th, 2019, tow truck driver Keith Holt, 46, was struck and killed in a hit-and-run collision on the shoulder of I-20. He was assisting a woman with a stalled vehicle on the side of the highway, the standard procedure for tow truck drivers, when the white Nissan Altima swerved into the right lane shoulder. This workplace condition was common for Holt, and is a regular work environment for a tow truck operator; a job more dangerous than one might think.

Texas Move-Over Law: Keeping Tow Truck Operators Safe

For Titan Towing drivers, safety is the highest priority as they work in precarious situations to move vehicles out of traffic on busy Dallas-Fort Worth freeways. The tow truck operators depend on other drivers to follow laws that keep them, and other motorists, safe.

Titan Does More Than Towing

If an accident occurs on the roadway, most people know that a tow truck driver can help by moving a damaged vehicle off the road or to another location. However, full-service professionals like Titan Towing do much more.

How to Choose a Good Towing Company

There are lots of towing companies in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Some are full-service, like Titan Towing,while others only do tows. No matter what type of service you need, there are some important factors to consider when choosing a towing company.

Drowsy Drivers After Daylight Saving Time

There are certain times of year when tow truck drivers are busier and one of those times has to do with time itself. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), forty percent more drivers are involved in automobile accidents during Daylight Saving Time which results in about 100,000 more accidents across the country. With many more drivers on the road, heavily populated areas such as Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth, can make the demand for a tow truck go up each spring and fall when Daylight Saving Time occurs.

Avoid the Need for a Tow During the Winter Months

Winter weather is just around the corner in DFW bringing the possibility of snow, ice, and increased calls to Titan Towing. During prior winters, we have seen how severe weather can create an unintended ice rink on the roadways of Fort Worth, Arlington, the Mid-Cities, and everywhere in-between. However, that does not mean you will be the one who may need a tow if you take some simple precautions.

One Hundred Years of Tow Truck History

There are lots of people in history that helped shaped the world we live in today. Many of them were inventors like Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison who saw a need for improvement and created inventions to change a situation for the better. One such inventor, not as well known as Franklin and Edison, but just as important nonetheless was Ernest Holmes, Sr.

Your Vehicle’s Towing Capacity

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. It’s the time of year when people get out on the road to enjoy a vacation or to take advantage of the warmer weather for the weekend. For many in the DFW area, this involves everything from visiting the area lakes, to camping, to car shows, and rodeos. Many of these activities include towing a boat, trailer, camper, or other recreational vehicles. So, it’s always important to know your vehicle’s towing capacity.

Stay Safe While Waiting for a Tow

Some safety tips that many people are aware of while waiting for a tow truck to arrive are to turn on their hazard lights and to make sure their vehicle is out of the way of traffic. There are also several other precautions for drivers in the Dallas Fort Worth area that can ensure you are doing everything possible to keep yourself out of harm’s way until help arrives.

Basic Car Maintenance

There are many reasons someone may need to call a towing company, but having a car break down on the side of the road for poor maintenance should not be one of them. Keeping your car in good running condition is not difficult when you follow a simple schedule and a few basic tips.