Even a new car can put you in the position of needing roadside assistance. Perhaps you picked up a nail and have a flat tire or you accidentally forgot to fuel up. These are just a couple situations in which you’ll be glad you have put a contact into your phone for roadside assistance. Right now, while you are thinking about it, select someone you would call if you found yourself dealing with an accident or mechanical failure. Here are some tips for making the best choice:
- Full-service — You want a company that does everything from carry extra fuel to towing, so that whatever you need, they can take care of it for you. Some companies only do minor things, such as a tire change or refueling, but will need to tow your vehicle to a place of your choice for everything else. If you choose a company that also does auto body and repairs, you won’t have to deal with two separate companies.
- Towing capabilities — You want a roadside assistance company that has both regular towing and flatbed towing capabilities. They should also be knowledgeable about which cars need to be on a flatbed because regular towing is not advised by the manufacturer. On top of that, they should be known for quick responses, so you are not stranded any longer than is necessary.
- Work with insurance — In the event of an accident, it will be helpful if the roadside assistance company you deal with has experience working with insurance companies, and will take care of that process for you.
At Stuart Auto Body, we think the best contact to put in your phone for roadside assistance is us. We offer 24-hour emergency towing services and we have an auto body shop to take care of restoring your vehicle after an accident. Give us a call today to find out more!