If you’ve ever been in a car accident or had your vehicle break down in the middle of the road, you know how difficult it can be to find a towing company in an emergency situation. If you’ve never had such a misfortune – you’re lucky (especially with the prevalence of Pokémon GO these days).

But it’s still a good idea to be prepared and know what to look for in a towing company. Choosing the wrong towing company can cost you time, money and be an extra headache that you just don’t need. Here are a few things to look out for when spotting a bad towing company.

Lateness

This one is pretty obvious. When dealing with a broken down or damaged vehicle, time is of the essence. Many towing companies promise rapid response times but they’re nowhere to be found when you call for assistance. The last thing you want to do in an emergency situation is have to wait around by the side of the road. Don’t depend on lazy, late or understaffed towing companies to get you out of a jam. City Wide Towing recognizes the importance of your time, which is why we have over 70 tow trucks working round the clock to serve you better.

Vehicle Mismanagement

People who care deeply about their cars often dread having them towed for any reason. Why? Because if it’s not done properly, your car can get damaged. Sometimes having your car towed is necessary, but if your tow truck driver is inexperienced, they may end up doing more harm than good. If your vehicle is improperly loaded on to the tow truck, it can cause damage to your vehicle that will be costly to repair (on top of any damage from the accident itself). Choose a tow truck company with years of experience to get the job done right!

Many tow truck companies don’t have the range of tow trucks and equipment necessary to deal with all types of vehicles. If you’re driving a motorcycle, large truck, or any other non-traditional vehicle, a conventional towing service may not have the tools necessary to get you out of a tough jam. At City Wide Towing, we have a diverse fleet of trucks including a 40 ton sliding rotator truck, an all-terrain vehicle, and six heavy recovery trucks. No matter how serious the situation is, you can count on City Wide Towing to lend a helping hand.

In an emergency situation, you only have a few short moments to decide your course of action. Deal with any road accident, breakdown, fuel loss, or flat tire easily and conveniently with the expert tow truck services from City Wide Towing. For more information about our services, contact us today.