We know this is a stressful and challenging time whether you’ve been involved in a major accident or just been the victim of a roadside accident. The first thing you need to do is to make sure everybody isn’t injured or get the medical treatment they need.
Maningham Towing is a professional accident towing service provider, we are here to help if you find yourself in a collision situation where your vehicle or motorcycle needs to be towed, we can transport your damaged property to the garage, storage lot, service station or depot of your choice.
Removing your car from the scene of an accident is necessary because it can pose a danger to other drivers, but there are some things to keep in mind that can save you thousands of dollars in these accidents. This blog will help you prepare for the worst case scenario so you know what to do if you encounter an accident or breakdown situation.
First Is Not Always the Best
Some companies which offer accident towing service can monitor police scanners and mobilize trucks to the scene of an accident to pick up the job. Legally, you don’t have to choose them just because they arrived first. They may charge exorbitant rates for after-hours call-out fees and their accident towing services may not be covered by your insurance company – especially if they are not a licensed accident towing service.
Check Your Insurance Policy
The accident towing service inclusion is usually included in most insurance policies, but the terms will often vary. It is crucial that you fully understand what is included and what is not. Find out which towing companies are included in your policy, where you can tow your car (to a garage or your own home), and any additional charges you may incur.
Research Reputable Towing Services Ahead of Time
It’s too late to start evaluating towing companies until accident or breakdown happens. Unfortunately, some certain few companies which offer accident towing service give most companies a bad name because they usually hide huge fees in the fine print.
Through Google and social media reviews, you can search the background of local towing companies that can provide accident towing service, and you can also find a few services that you think you can rely on and check the fine print via their websites. Make sure that their accident towing services will be included in your insurance policy. In addition, keep their numbers in writing or digital, safely secured in your vehicle or cell phone. In this way, you will always be ready when the times come.
Clear Your Valuable Possessions Out of the Vehicle
Make sure your wallet, keys, money, and any identification documents are taken with you before the vehicle is towed, just in case.
Wind Up the Windows
If your car is going to be sitting in the yard for a few days, you don’t want it flooded, which can exacerbate the problem.
Ensure the Vehicle Can Be Moved Easily
Put the vehicle in neutral and leave it unlocked. If the wheels are locked, the vehicle will be harder to tow and move.
We understand how frustrating and upsetting the accidents can be and will be on the scene as quickly as possible to deal with all towing needs at the scene of an accident and drive you to any safe location you choose. Our vehicles and drivers are all accredited and properly licensed under the Accident Towing Services Regulation 2008.
If you need an accident towing service in the Melbourne or regional area surrounding Melbourne, Maningham Towing is available 24/7. Give us a call on 0449 711 828 and one of our trucks will be with you ASAP.