Common Mistakes People Make When Hiring A Towing Company

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Common Mistakes People Make When Hiring A Towing Company

Being stranded in the middle of the road with car troubles is a nightmare. Some drivers may dismiss the need for a towing company and assume they can take care of the problem themselves, but this might not always be a good idea. A towing company offers distressed drivers a helping hand in such situations. They can take your car to your preferred mechanic shop to get your vehicle back in shape.  

Hiring a towing company might look like a simple task where you hire a company, and they come to tow your car. In reality, it might not be as simple a decision as you think. The urgency of the situation might make you decide on a towing company that could cost you a lot of money. 

To help you avoid some basic errors that could prove to be costly, Low Buck Towing has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when hiring a towing company.

1. Going with the cheapest rate without knowing about the hidden fees
Towing service providers may take advantage of the urgency of the situation and overcharge you, especially if you hire them without agreeing on a price. You have got to ask about the amenities and separate charges in advance. Double-check the fine print for the hidden fees and confirm the final quote you will have to pay. To avail a reasonable rate, you should compare the charges of at least two to three towing companies. 

2. Not knowing if your vehicle is an AWD
Typically when towing a vehicle on two wheels, wisdom dictates that it shouldn’t be towed by its drive wheels as it can cause significant damage to the transmission. For an all-wheel-drive (AWD), that wisdom flies out the window as all the wheels are drive wheels. Towing it by lifting any of the wheels will cause significant damage to the transmission and various other components. This is why the only way to tow an AWD is to keep it completely off the ground by using a flatbed. Confirm your drive train with your towing company in order to avoid issues. We at Low Buck Towing sometimes have to send out the flatbed to be sure and safe.

3. Going for the lowest quote without knowing anything about the company
It is a common mistake made by car owners while hiring a towing company. A lower quote might mean that the company could be compromising on providing quality service. A car is an important investment. You must not make sacrifices with the quality of service, especially if you don’t know much about the company. 

To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Low Buck Towing

We have been serving the Calgary area since 2006, and we want to earn your business. Our unmatched personalized and friendly service keeps our loyal customers coming back to us every time a new issue arises. No job is too big or too small. We provide various services helping our customers to get quickly back on the road. We offer services such as car towing, truck towing, junk car removal, long-distance towing, tire changes, car jumpstarts, municipal impound lot, car winching, cleanup, and vehicle recovery. We offer car towing and roadside assistance services to clients across Cochrane, Crossfield, Airdrie, Strathmore, Okotoks, Carseland, High River, Black Diamond, Calgary, and the surrounding areas.

For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about towing, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.