If you experience an accident while on the road, you'll probably need a towing company to remove your damaged vehicle. However, towing services do more than just removing damaged vehicles from the road or towing them to a garage. They also offer important services that can come in handy after experiencing an accident.
Here are several ways your towing company can make post-accident procedures less stressful.
1. Providing repair services to slightly damaged cars
If you got into an accident but your vehicle wasn't badly damaged, towing companies can offer useful support services to get you back on the road. For example, the towing company can help you change damaged tyres, replace a faulty battery, check fluid levels and even top up your fuel tank.
These important services enable you to avoid costly garage services that would otherwise take up the whole day.
2. Contacting relevant persons on your behalf
Many towing companies have a 24-hour emergency service available. If you get into an accident in an unknown location, you can contact a tow company to arrive at your location and inform you where you are. If you're having trouble communicating, the tow truck personnel can also contact friends and family on your behalf to inform them of your current situation.
You may also need to provide evidence to your insurance company or your employer explaining the circumstances of your accident. In addition to the police report (which may take longer to prepare), a towing company can provide a more timely explanation of the accident situation and the services that you needed on site.
3. Offering assistance to any injured persons
Of course, the first thing you should do after an accident is to assist any injured persons (if you are able to). However, there are cases where people may be trapped in the wreckage and you can't simply pull them out. There are also cases where people and property may be stuck in the vehicle wreckage.
While emergency response personnel are the best-trained professionals to help in such situations, they may need the help of a tow truck to remove debris from a crash site. Tow trucks can haul away damaged vehicles and make it easier for emergency teams to access any injured persons. And because many towing companies are quick to arrive at the scene of an accident, their services come in handy when you need them most.