3 Ways to Make Sure Your Vehicle Doesn’t Get Damaged When Getting Towed
Do you know that your broken down car can end up being more damaged when it is towed? Most drivers who call for a tow truck to take their broken vehicle to a garage are not aware that they could end up paying for more if they are not careful. All you need to do is to make sure that your car is ready and safe for towing with the following tips:
1. Release the emergency brake
Remove the emergency brake when it is being towed using the two wheel method. Doing so will prevent any damage to your car’s brakes. Your car may also be towed this way when it is in park but make sure that the non-driving wheels are the ones that are touching the ground if the car has automatic transmission. Meanwhile, manual transmission cars may be towed on any of its wheels when the emergency brake is released when it is in park position.
When your car is towed using a flatbed, releasing or not releasing the brakes are not a worry. However, the brakes should be released while the car is being hoisted on the towing truck. A towing service driver should inform you of these circumstances so you can prepare your car accordingly.
2. Roll up all the windows
Leaving your windows open will not just invite dust and dirt in and can damage your upholstery but will also pose a security risk. Whether or not you have a stereo system, on board entertainment systems or speakers, please roll the windows up. Take note too that any damage inside the vehicle is not covered by the towing company so be very careful and roll up all the windows before you have your car towed.
Do you lock your vehicle door? You should protect your vehicle and lock the doors. But if the repairs require a mechanic to start the car, then you need to secure your car keys. Leave your keys to your mechanic but make sure he understands that all other equipment and interior sections of the car are in tip top shape.
3. Use your cellphone to take photographs of your car
In case of an accident or a break down on the road, be smart and take photographs of your vehicle. This is actually a recommended practice so you can have some kind of protection should additional damage happens to your car. Your photos should be clear and should specifically show the damage that your car has acquired. Take photographs of your car’s interiors and exterior for your protection. Save your photographs in a cloud in case you need to retrieve it anywhere for documentation.
Towing Chattanooga promotes safe towing for all vehicles. We have trained and very professional tow car drivers who will make sure that your vehicle is protected as it get towed to a garage. We provide fast and reliable roadside towing assistance at any time. Our services are available everywhere in Chattanooga. We will respond to your call 27/7.