Towing Services 101: What You Need to Know
The Best Service Nobody Wants to Use
Nobody wants to have to call for a tow truck because that means that something is wrong with your vehicle. However, if you're stranded by the side of the road, few things are better than the sight of the approach lift for your ailing auto. That makes towing the best service that nobody wants to use. At U.S. Automotive in Ozark, Missouri, we're glad to give you more information about towing and to help you out when you need us. What's more, our team of experienced technicians can assist you with all your service and repair needs, regardless of which make or model you drive.
Basic Facts You Should Know About Towing
A number of causes can create the need for towing. The first thing that comes to mind might be a collision. Your automobile may not be driveable if there's been an accident. The car could be stuck (mud, snow, etc.), too. However, a lot of mechanical troubles can necessitate a tow, as well. While there are too many to name here, some examples include a dead battery, a failed transmission, or an overheating situation. Even if you don't need to have the automobile moved, you may need roadside assistance if you're out of gas, have a dead battery that needs jump-starting, or have locked your keys inside the car. Just in case you need to know, be aware that there is a difference between the titles of tow truck driver and wrecker driver (though some people use them interchangeably). Wrecker drivers can help you with actual work to the vehicle, while tow truck drivers generally only move the vehicle to another place. Either person can move your auto to another location. There are also differences in the types of assistance vehicles. Heavy-duty vehicles usually require an integrated tow truck that has extra axles. Passenger autos most often need one of three kinds. A hydraulic flatbed (known better in some areas as a rollback), employs a moving bed and ramp to load the car onto the truck. A hook and chain model (most often used for wrecked cars) attaches and pulls the vehicle with the equipment for which it's named. A wheel lift truck uses an extendable arm to pick up either the front or back of the car slightly to tow it. Which wheels are lifted depends upon whether the auto is front or rear-wheel drive.
Trustworthy Help with Towing and Repairs
If you need mechanical help, U.S. Automotive is here for you. Not only can we get your auto to our shop, but we offer repairs for any make or model. Even better, we cover work by a 36-month/36,000 mile warranty.