New Drivers Guide: 5 Services A Towing Company Can Provide Beyond Towing A Vehicle

Posted on: 6 August 2015

If you just got your driver's license and started driving, it is easy to make the common assumption that all a towing company can do for you is tow your vehicle to the mechanic when you break down. However, towing companies actually offer a wide variety of vehicle-related services that can help you out when you are in a jam. 

They Can Jump-Start Your Vehicle

If you left your lights in your vehicle and discover that your battery is dead, your local towing company can send someone out to jump-start your vehicle. Don't stress out if there is not room in front of your vehicle for another vehicle to pull up and attach jumper cables. Most towing companies now use battery jumper boxes. These boxes are essentially a portable battery that allows your vehicle to get a jump-start no matter where it is parked. 

They Can Delivery You Fuel When You've Ran Out 

When you first start driving, it can be easy to think that you know exactly how far you can push your vehicle before it needs more fuel. However, if you overestimate how far your vehicle can go, your vehicle will eventually stall out and you will be stuck without enough gas to make it to a gas station.

If you ever find yourself in that situation, you can call up a local towing company (such as Express Tow & Recovery) and see if they can deliver you some fuel. Most companies will deliver you at least five gallons of fuel; more than enough for you to make it to the closest gas station. 

They Can Help You Get Into Your Locked Vehicle

If you ever lock your keys inside of a vehicle and cannot get a hold of a local locksmith to help you out, try calling your local towing company. Most towing companies employ someone on staff who has the skills and training necessary for them to help you get back inside of your vehicle. 

They Can Change Your Flat Tire

Even if your parents made you practice how to change a flat tire before you got your driver's license, it can still be challenging to actually change your tire when you are broken down on the side of the road. If you need assistance with changing your flat tire, your local towing company can send someone out to help you. If you don't have a spare tire, for an extra charge, they can even provide you with one. 

They Can Pull Your Vehicle Out Of A Ditch

Finally, if you ever run your vehicle off the road or get into an accident and are wondering how exactly you are going to get your vehicle out of its current predicament, your local towing company can help you out. They will most likely use a winch to pull your vehicle out of its compromised position before towing it somewhere safe for you.  

If you find yourself in any of the situations above as a new driver, and you are not sure who to call for help, consider giving your local towing company a ring. Towing companies do a lot more than just tow vehicles; they have the equipment and training to help you get out of a large variety of tricky vehicular situations.