No one wants to deal with a broken down vehicle, but there are some times when it happens and it’s necessary to call a towing company. If you are unable to fix the issue yourself, tow trucks offer a lifeline for distressed drivers that are dealing with vehicle problems, especially in remote locations. Tow trucks can help bring you and your car straight to the nearest mechanic, so you don’t have to spend time out on the roadside as you figure out your next move. Even if you think you can fix the issue yourself, there are some common situations where you want to have the number for a towing company.
The Engine Overheats: The engine can overheat for a number of different reasons, and none of these are good. If your engine is overheating due to a leaking water pump, damaged fan belt, or another reason, your car should immediately be taken to a mechanic. It’s best to call a tow truck for this.
Accidents: Usually the severity of the accident will determine if you are able to drive afterward, but many times you will need to call a tow truck. Even if it doesn’t look like there is a lot of damage, a tow truck operator can help determine the true extent of the damage and help you come up with a course of action. You don’t want to take the risk of driving after an accident until you are certain it is safe.
Running Out of Gas: You could be embarrassed to call a tow truck for this reason, but it happens and it’s actually pretty common. Some tow trucks could even bring you gas for a fee to help you get back on the road quickly.
Flat Tire: Unfortunately, flat tires can happen when you don’t expect it and there are plenty of things on the road that can damage the tire and cause it to become flat. Many people can change a tire by themselves, but not everyone can. If you are unable to change a tire by yourself, then call a towing company. The tow truck can help you replace the tire if you have a spare, but some cars don’t have spares. If there isn’t a spare available, they can take you and the car somewhere where it can be replaced.
Locked Out of the Car: Whether your child or pet accidentally locked you out, a tow company can have the tools to get you back in your car safely and get your keys.
Breakdowns: Breakdowns can happen for any number of reasons and there is too many to list. It can be hard to figure out what went wrong and where to start fixing it. If your car breaks down without a clear reason, then call a tow truck so you aren’t stranded and can be at a location where you can get the problem fixed. Your tow truck driver may even have the experience to fix the problem.
AZ Towing is available with professional towing technicians ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We service Columbia, Maryland and surrounding areas, including Laurel MD.