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A blog on how to properly negotiate and interact with the tow truck driver.
One of the most stressful events for any driver may be getting towed. You're stranded and there is a lot that you have to do, from dealing with insurance companies to arranging for a ride home. Don't worry, we have your back! In this blog post, we will teach you how to properly negotiate and interact with the tow truck driver so that you can get through this experience as quickly and painlessly as possible.
We will discuss:
The Process of Getting Towed
When your car is towed, the tow truck driver will usually use a tow truck arm to lift your car and place it on the tow truck. There are two types of tow trucks: flatbed and wheel-lift. A flatbed tow truck has a bed that slopes down from the cab so that the car can be placed on top. A wheel-lift tow truck uses metal forks to clamp onto one or more of the wheels of the car and lift it up. The type of tow truck used depends on what is available at the scene and how badly damaged the car is.
Once the car is secured on the tow truck, it will then be transported to a nearby garage or impound lot, or in most cases to a repair shop or your home.
The Initial Negotiation
When the tow truck arrives, the driver will usually ask you how much you're willing to pay to have your car towed. This is where the negotiation begins.
The tow truck driver is not going to give you a free tow; that's for sure. But, he also doesn't want to charge you too much. So, what is a fair price?
Well, it depends on where you are located and what type of tow truck is being used, and where you want your car towed. In general, expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $200 for a tow.
If your car has been in an accident and needs to be towed to a repair shop, the cost could be higher - up to $500 or more.
With Big B's towing in San Antonio, Texas you never have to worry about being overcharged or taken advantage of. Tows start at $79 and you'll always know upfront what costs are.
We know you didn't ask to have car trouble today, get in an accident, or break down on the side of the road, which is why Big B's Towing is number #1 in San Antonio for customer service. We understand your situation and always strive to provide the best towing experience at the best prices.
Red Flags to Watch Out For
Advice for Paying for the Tow Truck
Tips to Ensure Your Car is Put Back on the Road Safely
If you're ever stuck on the side of the road, don't hesitate t call Big B's Towing! We provide quality Roadside Assistance services at an affordable price. You can trust us to take care of you and your vehicle!
When it comes to tow trucks, knowledge is power. Knowing what to expect during the towing process will help minimize stress and make sure your car is put back on the road safely.
I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I've been working since I was 16 years old and joined the Texas Army National Guard when I was 19. I served 6 years with the Guard. I have since worked in different service orientated industries which helped me gain a strong understanding of customer service and client management. With this background and a strong work ethic, I took the plunge in 2011 and started Big B's Towing. I pride myself in going above and beyond for our customers and would appreciate any opportunity to serve you.