When we think of tow trucks, we often associate them with a car accident where the vehicle needs to be hitched up and hauled away to an auto repair shop. While this is definitely an (unfortunately) common occurrence, some people are surprised to find that tow trucks aren’t just for towing! Towing companies are available to assist with a variety of roadside assistance problems.
If your car has just sputtered out on the side of the road because you forgot to fill up your tank, this is the perfect time to call for roadside assistance. Your only other option is to walk to a gas station, but who wants to do that when you can have gas delivered directly to you? Tow trucks are commonly called to help out stranded motorists in need of fuel delivery. The driver will pick up the fuel and add it to your tank for you, so you can be on your merry way. Just remember to keep a closer eye on your fuel gauge from now on!
Dead car batteries are a fairly frequent reason why you may need an Ann Arbor tow truck. It’s not a great feeling when you turn the key in the ignition and nothing happens. At that point, you realize you need a jump, but there are a few reasons why you may not be able to jump start the car yourself. For one, you may not have jumper cables handy. Two, you may not know how to use them! Or three, you need a second car to achieve the jump, which may not be available or you don’t feel comfortable asking a stranger. No worries! Call up a local Ann Arbor towing service such as TOW Ann Arbor, and the tow truck operator will be out in a jiffy to jump the car for you. Easy peasy!
Purchase and Install New Battery:
If your battery is completely dead, then a jump won’t work. In this case, a towing service can pick up a new battery for you and install it upon arrival. The final towing bill will include the car battery plus cost of the service.
A flat tire is an incredibly common reason why motorists call up for an Ann Arbor tow truck. With all the potholes in Michigan, drivers encounter this problem way too often! The flat tire could also be caused by a pinhole leak that’s slowly been deflating your tire for a while. Whatever the reason, calling a towing service to help out is definitely the way to go. An experienced operator will be able to put on your spare tire in a matter of minutes. You could try to change the tire yourself, but it can be complicated and strenuous process if you don’t know what you’re doing. Towing companies are very used to helping out drivers with flat tires, so why not call up the professionals?
Not everyone thinks of calling a tow truck service when they find themselves locked out of their vehicle, but this is definitely a great option! Trying to force your way into the car without the proper equipment is not recommended, as it could cause damage to your vehicle and probably won’t work anyhow unless you have the right tools. Since most people don’t keep these tools on hand, tow trucks are often called to help gain access back into locked cars. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, a good towing service will be out to you right away and will have you back in your vehicle within minutes.
Stuck In The Snow:
In Ann Arbor, we can potentially have snowy and slick road conditions six months out of the year! For this reason, drivers unfortunately find themselves stuck in the snow quite often. Especially if you have a front-wheel drive vehicle, it can be very easy to find yourself stuck. Sometimes, drivers are able to get themselves “unstuck” by digging the wheels out, but even then the wheels may just spin and spin and you’re going nowhere. In this scenario, a tow truck is your best bet! The operator can simply hitch up your vehicle and the powerful truck can easily pull you right out of your spot. If you tried to dig yourself out, you may find yourself asking why you didn’t just call for a towing service sooner!
As you can see, towing companies are equipped to be helpful in a variety of roadside assistance emergencies, so don’t hesitate to call TOW Ann Arbor with any problems you may be having.