Having a vehicle towed may seem like a significant process to get through, but it doesn't have to be. If you're careful leading up to this service being performed, you'll be treated to a much more pleasant experience.
Reach Out to Police
Before your vehicle is picked up by a tow truck, you want to make a call to the police. This is very important if you plan on leaving your vehicle because you may have a place to go like work.
Calling the police informs them that your vehicle is being towed. They then won't have it towed themselves and end up impounding it. That would be costly to address, and you can save yourself this stress by reaching out to the police in advance. They'll know that your vehicle wasn't abandoned and that you just had a place to be.
Speak With Insurance Company
Another party you'll want to talk to before having a towing company move your vehicle is your insurance company. You can tell them about your vehicle problem and see if they have a towing company in mind. They probably will because they've helped other clients deal with the same situation.
They can recommend towing companies that have the right credentials and the best rates, which saves you a lot of stress throughout this entire process. And if your vehicle has to be towed because it was hit, you can let the insurance company know and get the claims process moving.
Verify Tow Driver's Information
Once you do find a towing company to work with, a driver will come out to your location as soon as they can. When they arrive, you want to confirm the driver works for the towing company you just hired.
Then you won't be questioning what will happen to your vehicle. You know it's in good hands and being taken to the correct auto repair shop that you suggested when you first called in. You can either ask the driver for a business card or look on the side of their truck to see if the company name you hired is present.
Everyone is put in a towing situation at some point, but the trick to making this process go smoothly is being prepared and doing the right things when reaching out to a towing company. Preparation will get your vehicle towed safely and efficiently to the right repair shop.