Understanding Emergency Protocol
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Understanding Emergency Protocol

A few weeks ago when my car died while I was driving, I didn't really know how to handle the situation. After things went south, I pulled over as quickly as I could to wait for the tow truck driver. Unfortunately, my car was basically sitting in the middle of a busy intersection, which made it really hard for my tow truck driver to do his job. After police closed off the intersection, I was finally able to have my car towed to a shop. On my website, you might learn how to follow basic emergency protocol so that you can stay safe and expedite repairs.


Understanding Emergency Protocol

3 Common Mistakes You Should Avoid When Having Your Vehicle Towed

Eevi Annala

Having your vehicle break down in the middle of the highway is one of the most inconvenient experiences to deal with. If it happens in the morning as you head to work, it can ruin your entire day. This is why you should always have the number of an emergency towing service close to you. You can call them when your vehicle breaks down, and they will tow it to safety.

However, many people place a lot of emphasis on getting a towing company as fast as possible but forget that the quality of the towing service will determine the life of their vehicle afterwards. Here are three common mistakes that you should avoid when you hire a car towing service.

1. Leaving the Emergency Brake Engaged

The first thing that you often do when your vehicle starts to lose control is to try to engage the emergency brake. When the car comes to a stop, you might forget to disengage the brake. Trying to tow a vehicle whose emergency brake is still engaged can cause problems with the vehicle.

Before handing over your vehicle to the tow truck driver, check and disengage the brakes. Failure to do this can create significant mechanical problems later.

2. Turning On the All-Wheel Drive

Many times, vehicles break down in rough terrain. Before they do, you might try engaging the four-wheel-drive or the all-wheel-drive function in an attempt to beat the roughness of the terrain.

When the towing vehicle comes, remember to get inside your car and disengage the four-wheel-drive before you hand over your vehicle. It will be easier to move the vehicle when it's in two-wheel drive.

3. Making Your Tires Face the Side

You make a lot of maneuvers just before your vehicle breaks down completely. In the process, you might turn your car such that the tires will be misaligned and facing the sides. You shouldn't have your car towed in this position because it will be extremely hard for the tow truck to move it.

Get inside the vehicle and re-align the wheels before you release it to the towing service provider.

These are easy tips that will help you safeguard the condition of your vehicle and simplify the towing process. Ask the tow truck driver to guide you and adjust your car well before towing to avoid any complications. Remember to hire a reliable towing service to prevent inconveniences and problems.