Posts made in November 2018

Common Misconceptions About Towing Service

Towing Service in Bethel Park, PA

There are a number of misconceptions—wrong ideas—about towing services that are commonly held by many people. One of the most common is that companies that tow are scammers just looking to make a fast buck. That idea is based on towing services that are called on to remove vehicles parked illegally on a home or business property. If a car is parked illegally, it’s the property owner’s right to call for a towing service to remove and impound the vehicle. The owner of the car must pay a fee before receiving his or her car back.  However, towing services are extremely helpful when it comes to emergency roadside assistance, and those prices are reasonable versus paying because the law has been broken. Additional misconceptions about towing companies include the following:

  • A tow truck driver is not allowed to break into your car just to tow it.

The reality is that a tow truck driver can enter your car if it’s necessary to tow the vehicle.

  • Most towing companies aren’t open at night, so you must wait until tomorrow to tow.

Many towing services are available at night so that waiting until the next day is unnecessary.  Most tow services post a sign with the towing operator’s phone number. You can call that number to speak to someone about your vehicle.

  • Call on a tow truck service only when there’s car damage.

Many towing companies provide more assistance than towing damaged vehicles, for example, they may provide locksmith services, gas services, or a battery jump.

  • Tow companies won’t tow large vehicles.

There are two forms for tow trucks: standard tow trucks built with flatbed services or semi-trucks, and both of them carry large vehicles.

Rely on the towing service in Bethel Park, PA, from Maceil’s Auto Body. Call (412) 831-1441 when you need prompt, professional service.