As a driver, you always want to be sure that you are prepared for emergencies, especially if you are driving an older vehicle that may not run as well as it once did. You never know when you could be stuck on the side of the road needing some towing services to get your vehicle to the right repair shop. However, towing services can be expensive. These services are usually charged to you by the mile. Here are three little known ways to ensure that you can get these towing services for a much more affordable cost:
When you have purchased a new or used car through a dealer, you typically receive a warranty that is good for a certain number of years. Most dealers will offer free or low-cost towing services on that warranty, as well. The only way that you can know for sure is by going through the warranty to find the specifics of these details. If your warranty simply lists "free or low-cost towing" but doesn't say who to call, then be sure that you contact your dealer in order to receive a number that you can save in your phone book. Be aware though that towing services through your dealer usually means that the tow truck will only take you to the closest dealer. Taking your car to your dealer for repairs is usually more expensive than taking it to a family-owned repair shop in the area.
Your Credit Card Company:
Some credit card companies offer free towing services for their customers. Be sure that you contact all credit card companies that you are associated with to determine whether or not this is the case for you. If so, be sure that you receive a number for the towing service provider that they are connected to. Also, be sure that you ask what kind of limits there may be. Typically, free towing services from a credit card company means that there are probably limits on the number of miles that you can be towed.
Your Cell Phone Provider:
Finally, one of the last little known ways to receive low-cost or free towing services is by asking your cell phone provider if they offer it to their customers. Typically, this only costs a little extra per month in order to receive these services. Call and ask about these monthly costs for towing services and if you feel that the cost is worth the free towing, then ask to include it on your plan and for the number to the towing company you can call in the case of an emergency.
Knowing these ways that you can receive low-cost or free towing can help ensure that you are making the best choice for yourself in the case of an emergency.
To learn more about towing services, contact a company like Darryll's Towing.