Nobody wants to deal with the hassle of having their vehicle towed, and many people might find themselves needing a tow truck but not knowing what to do. If you’re stuck in the road and need a tow truck, your first priority is your own safety. Here’s what you should do if you find yourself stranded, and how you can keep yourself safe while reaching out to a towing company.
Pull Over in A Safe Area
To the best of your ability, you should try to move your vehicle to a safe spot on the side of the road before you do anything else. Once you’ve pulled over, put your hazard lights on so passing drivers know to be careful around your vehicle.
Depending on how your car was damaged, you could be dealing with some shock. If you were in an accident or if your car’s malfunction caused you to panic, you can take this moment to catch your breath and calm down before you start contacting towing companies.
Call for A Tow Truck
Once you’ve pulled your vehicle over to the side of the road, it’s time to get in touch with a towing company who can help you. You can start by calling AAA or your insurance company, or you can choose your own towing service.
The downside of going through your insurance company is that it can take longer for the truck to get to you. If you don’t want to contact your insurance for towing services, call Titan Towing instead!
Ask Your Towing Service for Identifying Information
It’s important to ask your towing company for identifying information about the truck and the person who’ll be helping you. At Titan Towing, our trucks have our name proudly brandished on their doors so you’ll know it’s us. You can also ask the company for the driver’s name or license plate number so you can make sure the right person has arrived.
Find A Restaurant or Convenience Store
How long you’ll be waiting for your tow truck to arrive depends on many things- the time of day, the number of other calls your company has to answer, how far the company or driver is from you, and how easy you’re able to be found can all contribute to your wait time. If your towing company tells you it’s going to be a long wait, you can take this time to look around.
Depending on the time of day, you might have to wait in the scorching Texas heat. Look for a convenience store or restaurant you can quickly visit. Lock your car before you leave, and try not to be away from it too long. Buy yourself some water and enjoy the AC for a few minutes before returning to your vehicle.
Get Towed Safely With Titan Towing
When you’re stranded on the road and need towing or emergency roadside assistance, you can always count on Titan Towing. We offer 24/7 towing, roadside assistance, recovery, and lockout help, and customer service is always our top priority. If you’re having car troubles in Arlington, Mansfield or Fort Worth, call Titan Towing today!