Towing services are essential for people who need to move their vehicles from one location to another. Whether you’ve been in an accident or your car has broken down, a towing service can help you get your vehicle to a repair shop or safe location.
Towing is not just for emergencies or break-downs. Some folks use towing services to move vehicles from one location to another because the vehicle can not move on its own, may be a collectible or showroom car, or is partly assembled and needs to be moved to a specialty facility for upgrades and more.
What are the different types of towing services?
There are several different types of towing services available, depending on your needs. Some of the most common include:
- Light-duty towing: This type of towing is designed for smaller vehicles, such as cars and motorcycles.
- Medium-duty towing: Medium-duty towing is ideal for larger vehicles like SUVs and trucks.
- Heavy-duty towing: This type of towing is designed for heavy-duty vehicles like buses and semi-trucks.
- Flat-bed towing: A towing service that handles longer than normal vehicles, or cars and trucks that should not be “hooked” up because of their inherent value or rarity–a flat-bed tow services handles the tow with the utmost care.
How do I choose a towing service?
When choosing a towing service, it’s important to look for a company that offers fast and reliable service. This is always the goal for most customers—their concerns are when can you arrive and how much is the tow services going to cost me. Availability always plays a part in how timely a tow service can go from start to finish. There are other factors, such as traffic congestion, type of tow service required, and the condition of your pick up location.
Look for a towing company that offers 24/7 service, so you can get help whenever you need it.
Keep in mind, when selecting a tow service company, just because they are located in one city, does not necessary mean they do not operate in the city you need to tow from. Always call dispatch to discuss your particular needs. If we are unable to provide assistance, we may be able to provide a referral for another tow service company.
What should I do if I need a towing service?
If you need a towing service, the first thing you should do is call the towing company. Be sure to provide them with your location and a description of your vehicle. If you’re in a dangerous or busy area, make sure to let them know so they can take appropriate precautions. Also, please take precautions yourself as well. If it is late at night or cold, seek public shelter at a coffees shop, restaurant, or even a shopping center. Be sure to be able to answer your phone with updates from your tow service provider.
When the tow operator arrives, you will want to meet them at your vehicle as soon as possible.
Ask for recommendations from friends or family members who have used our towing services. We have been in business since the mid-60’s in the Puyallup Valley servicing the surrounding areas of Milton, Edgewood, Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, Spanaway, Lakewood, University Place and Tacoma.
As always we welcome your reviews good or bad. No business is without some negative reviews. Emergency or unexpectant roadside services is not a lot of fun for anyone. Issues can arise. We appreciate any feedback that helps us make sure we are doing our best and can address issues that come up. With hundreds of tows each year, we are pleased to see our reviews rise positively.