Getting stranded isn't something that anyone looks forward to. However, it does happen and when it happens to you, you want to make sure you know what to do. The first thing you are going to want to do is to get to a safe spot. A public area away from the road is best. If you are stranded at night, then you are going to want to find a place with good lighting that is out in the open. The next thing you need to do is to call to have a tow truck come get you. If you've never used the services of a tow truck before, then you likely have a lot of questions. Here are some of the questions you may have and the answers to them:
What happens if you are stuck in a ditch or mud?
You may be wondering how the tow truck will be able to get your car if you have it stuck in a ditch or in the mud. The tow truck will have a winch they will use to get your car out of the ditch or the mud. If the car still isn't driveable, then the driver will hook it up to the tow truck from there and take the car where you want to have it repaired.
Will it damage your car to have it towed?
Some people who have never had their car towed before have concerns about whether having it towed will do any damage to it. If you have wondered this same thing, then you will be relieved to learn that towing your car won't cause any damage to it. The tow truck driver has the experience and equipment to hook the car up in a way that allows it to ride on its own suspension without causing any damage or excessive wear. If something has happened to your car, such as wheel damage, then a flatbed tow truck can be used to tow your car to where it's going without causing damage.
Can your car be towed from a parking garage?
Some people park in a parking garage only to return to a car that won't start. Some worry because of the designs of parking garages that makes it seem impossible for a car to be towed. However, if you have found yourself here, then know that a tow truck will be able to fit in the parking garage and most certainly can tow your car for you.
Reach out to a towing company to learn more.