Questions To Ask Your Tow Truck Company
If you are traveling amongst the hustling sprawl that is Washington DC and Prince George’s County you might find yourself in need of the services of a towing company. One of the biggest challenges when it comes to choosing the right tow truck company is knowing what questions to ask when you call.
To help you make the right decision when you are at one of the most vulnerable moments in your life, stranded roadside and needing emergency towing, Intense Towing & Recovery has put together a short article to help you out. Not all towing companies are the same and treating towing service as just another commodity is doing yourself an injustice. But, having the right set of questions to ask will give you a leg up, so, you get exactly the type of towing and roadside services you deserve.
Choosing a towing company based solely on price is a mistake, and allowing your insurance company to choose for you sets you up for disillusion and disappointment. When calling for towing or roadside assistance you want to be in charge of who provides service. To fully equip yourself for this challenge, you’ll want to answer these questions before you choose.
Below Are Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Questions
How much does it typically cost to tow a car for 20 miles?
One of the most often asked questions is how much does it cost to tow my car? To begin, most motorists don’t understand the difference between towing a vehicle and recovering a vehicle after an accident.
Towing a vehicle is simply loading it onto a flatbed or wrecker equipped with a wheel-lift and then transporting it to its destination and unloading it. Due to the level of difficulty and the liability incurred, motor vehicle accident recovery is an entirely separate service.
Due to the many variables involved, including the number of tow trucks and operators needed, and the amount of time it takes to recover your vehicle and clean up the debris left behind, accident recovery is hard to put a price tag on. A simple tow, however, is easy to price.
Our towing services consist of a hook rate and a per mileage rate. For example, let’s say that your car is unable to move on its own power due to engine problems. To provide you with an accurate fee for towing services, we would need your location and the destination where you want your car towed. With these two pieces of information, we can easily calculate the costs involved and provide you with a rock solid price.
How much does it cost to get a car towed from a ditch?
As alluded to in the previous question, most motorists do not understand the difference between a tow and a recovery. If your vehicle is in the ditch it may need to be towed after it is extricated from the ditch, but a vehicle extrication (accident recovery) is not the same as a tow.
When you have lost control of your car and end up in a ditch, you require winching recovery service. The price for winching recovery is entirely dependent on each individual situation.
Depending on the distance your vehicle is from the road, if there any obstructions making the recovery difficult, and if any permissions must be granted before attempting the recovery, the price for these services must be quoted on a case-by-case basis. And then quoted AFTER the services have been provided.
Can the tow truck driver drive me home with my car?
Car problems never happen at a convenient time. When you need towing service, you need to be assured that you and your family will be well taken care of regardless of the time of day or night.
If your car breaks down in Prince George’s County, Maryland, most towing companies will provide you with a ride home while towing your vehicle. The only caveat being driving out of the way without remuneration.
Unless your home is out of the way, or completely in the other direction from the tow destination, Intense Towing & Recovery will provide you with a ride home. Our courteous tow truck operators empathize with your situation and are happy to provide you with great customer service, which includes a ride home.
Which local tow truck company has the best towing rates?
Towing rates are one concern most motorists have when calling a towing business, but the cost for a tow shouldn’t be the only thing you consider. The time it takes for the towing company to arrive is especially important in the DC area where traffic can be at a standstill for hours.
Intense Towing & Recovery offers the best local towing rates in the Clinton, Maryland area. Couple that perk with our ability to respond to your breakdown location within mere minutes, and you know you’ve found the right towing company for the job.
Emergency Towing Service
When your car is having issues, contact Intense Towing & Recovery. We can arrive to your location within a matter of minutes and tow your car to the nearest auto repair shop. We are available 24 hours every day and can help you with any vehicle challenges you come across. We are Intense about Towing.
It makes no difference what time of the day or night you need a tow truck to provide roadside assistance, Intense Towing & Recovery is always available to help. Let our experienced and knowledgable tow truck operators help you out of any sticky situations you must deal with out on the road.