Ways to Make Sure your Vehicle does not get Damaged when Getting Towed

Having your vehicle towed is a hassle and the fact that your car is in the middle of the road and you don’t know the problem is a very inconvenient on your part while waiting for the tow truck service to arrive and it could be frustrating. But this is not the only frustrating part because in the process of towing, your car could get even more damaged. 

Most of you don’t know that even towing a broken-down car could cause additional damage to the current problem of the car. To avoid it, you have to check some adjustment on your vehicle to ensure that the towing process is safe and will not cause any more damage to your car. 

Check these ways to avoid getting more damage to your car while towing. 

Releasing the emergency brakes 

Whenever you are calling for a tow truck service to fetch your broken-down car, you always knew that your car must not go anywhere so it’s an instinct that the driver will pull the emergency brakes on. And on the process of towing, most of the time the brakes are always forgotten and this could end up getting your car more damage especially of the towing company uses the traditional way of having two wheels on road towing method. 

Taking off the brakes will be able your car to tow even the traditional method having two wheels on the road and this could avoid damaging your brakes. You can also do this even in park too, but you need to make sure that there is no driving wheel is in the ground in cases of dealing with cars that has manual transmission. Vehicles with manual transmission are fine to be towed even if in any wheels with brake are off when in park. If the towing is the flat-bed method, there are no wheels being on the ground so there is no issue if the brakes and pulled on or off but if your car is hoisted it is off, although a good tow truck driver would inform you about this, it is better that you also know about this to make sure that your car is safe for humans tend to be out of focus in under unfavorable circumstances. 

Roll up windows 

This one is often overlooked when your car is getting towed. Always make sure to roll up all the windows of your vehicle. Most car owners tend to forget about this maybe because they are busy thinking on the situation but you should remember this always. Most tow truck service are responsible but there is a time that tow truck driver won’t bother about your vehicle and you are not always around to look for your vehicle. Open windows is like inviting opportunity grabbers to get inside your car especially if you forget some of your valuables inside. Closed windows could also prevent dust and dirt to get inside of the car that could avoid you from cleaning your upholstery later on. 

Take photos 

It is always advised to take photos from your mobile phone before your car is being towed as most of the people now have smart phones in their pockets. It’s now easy to take a shot for the condition of your car before towing. This will give you protection if any damage will occur in the owing process. 

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