If you are driving down the highway and you have a break down or an accident you will require urgent assistance. But before you get a mechanic to help you out you will be required to get your vehicle to the auto shop. To do so you will need to hire a tow truck from a towing service agency. The number of tow truck operators that might turn up can be quite overwhelming making it impossible to choose from them. But making the right choice is essential. Having a tow truck pull up at just the right time can make you feel like you are being rescued but the operator’s intentions may not necessarily be honorable. There are a few guidelines and laws you must keep in mind when being assisted by a tow truck. You may find yourself in more trouble than before if you put your trust in the wrong or an illegitimate towing company.
Tow trucks are paid by commission. Their income depends on every vehicle they tow. This payment is calculated on a per kilometer basis with a flat rate for the actual labor done. This can become extremely expensive for you if it not covered by your vehicle insurance. What you need to know is that these operators are like blood hounds. They can quickly find out where and hen an accident occurs and so they can be on the scene in fie minutes or less. But not all of these trucks that turn up in such a short time are good Samaritans. There are a number of rogue companies that will urge you to avail their services before you can figure out that they are probably illicit companies. It is better to just keep to calling reputable companies.
Another way to ensure that your vehicle that does not get towed away inadvertently by a rogue company is to have a ‘Do Not Tow’ sticker on it. When you apply for vehicle insurance your agent will supply you with a list of towing companies that are affiliated to the insurance company. If you use any other company you will not be able to use your insurance benefits. Your agent will provide you with the mentioned sticker so there are no mishaps. You should stick the sticker in a place that can be easily seen by the operator.