Hopefully you have never needed a tow truck, or have had your car towed. Tow companies specialize in towing vehicles that have broken down, been wrecked, or are parked illegally. For a fee, a tow truck can pick up your car if you experience a breakdown, or need a jump start. If you have enough parking tickets on your record, they may also be entitled to towing and impounding your car. A truck may also be called if you are in need of roadside assistance or have been in a wreck. If there's a break down, a service may be able to assist you with a jump start if the battery seems to be the problem. Or, if your car needs gas, a tow truck can bring you just enough to get you to the next gas station. If possible try to remove your car off the road.
Different companies may require use of a tow truck and trailer, including impound lots and automotive technicians. Using a chain, the operator can lift the car onto the bed safely. It is then brought to the repair shop after pickup. Running it through a diagnostic computer, he or she will be able to give you a rate on the repairs. If the issue with your car is small, like an oil change or a jump start, your vehicle can be fixed fast. If it's been in a wreck, consult your insurance first.
Repair shops offer towing services, but it’s a good idea to check your phone book under “Mechanics” or “Auto” and save a number on your phone for emergencies. Ask friends for referrals and for roadside assistance enroll in a program that will help. Tow trucks take the fear out of traffic wrecks by helping move your vehicle to the appropriate location.