Let’s set the record straight on some common misconceptions about the towing industry.
Myth 1 – Towing companies charge excessive fees.
Fact: Towing fees vary based on location, distance, and services offered. It is important to check with towing companies beforehand to have a clear understanding of the costs involved.
Myth 2 – Towing damages the vehicle being towed.
Fact: When performed correctly by professional operators, towing does not damage the vehicle. Experienced tow truck drivers use specialized equipment and techniques to ensure the safe transport of vehicles.
Myth 3 – All towing companies are unreliable and unprofessional.
Fact: While there may be some unscrupulous towing companies, many reputable companies prioritize providing reliable and professional service. It’s important to research and choose a trusted towing company with good customer reviews.
Myth 4 – Towing is only for emergencies.
Fact: Towing services are not limited to emergencies. Towing companies also assist with various services, such as flat tire changes, fuel delivery, vehicle lockouts, and jump-starting dead batteries.
Myth 5 – Towing companies will tow any vehicle, regardless of size.
Fact: Towing companies have different types of tow trucks designed for specific vehicle sizes and weights. It is essential to hire a towing company that has the appropriate equipment to handle your vehicle’s size and weight.
Some other myths include that it actually does matter how you load your gear into your trailer or caravan, that towing does actually change your driving speed, that you should consider the weight of passengers and the like, and the fact that towing mirrors are indeed necessarily. When in doubt, hire the professionals.