Tow truck services cost is not picked out of thin air, as much as people might believe it is. If an actual tow is called for then it is just the cost of hooking up the car and the number of miles to the destination.
If you do not need a tow, you are not alone. Maybe you are stranded for having been preoccupied with other parts of life. Some people just were a little forgetful and neglected to get more gas, or never got around to getting a new battery. A jump start or a little bit of gasoline is all that is needed to get back on the road.
It Matters What You Think
Customer service is important in any service offered to the public. It is a way to ensure that you are made more comfortable at a distressing time. It also means that the tow company will provide services you need, just what they want you to buy.
The people who run out of gas do not need a tow. They just need some gas, for instance. If the tow driver tows them instead of bringing some gas, they may be delaying an emergency tow in a more dire situation. It turns out customer service is about being considerate of people’s needs, time, and money. Being more conscious of people’s time and money makes a company trustworthy, and that makes its services worth the money, in turn.
Depending upon the services you need, the bill can differ. Someone who is stranded 30 minutes away from home and needs a tow to their shop 45 minutes away will cost a little more than someone just needing their truck towed up the road 1/4 mile.
If it turns out you need gas and a jumpstart then that will cost more than just the jump alone. The pricing, in other words, has several variables. It means it is important to pick a trustworthy company to provide these services. The reason is that they could take advantage of you if they really wanted to though they probably would not stay in business long.
Look for the longevity of the company as well. You might find an independent towing service company that has not been in business for a long time. Yet, when you talk to them, you find out that the owner had been working for another company for 15 years before going out on his own. The experience and service level are there, and might be closer to home than the company he used to work for, which is a bonus.
When looking at tow truck services cost, it usually comes down to several factors. It could be the type of truck that is used for towing, in addition to the type of vehicle being towed, plus the mileage. Some cars need a flatbed while others are fine with a traditional tow truck. Basically, it will be a factor of the “hookup” to the tow truck — depending upon what type — and the mileage.
I tried Houston Towing Service last week myself and I enjoyed their service.
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