After an auto accident, you are in shock and confused. No one anticipates an accident; therefore, when one does happen, you may feel the list of things to handle immediately is overwhelming. Unfortunately, there are towing services out there that take advantage of your confusion and emotional state. These services will park close to an accident and then try to swoop in and get business. Even worse, many of these services are out there to scam drivers. They may offer free services only to bill you later, and the bottom line is, no respectable towing service races to the scene of an accident without being directly called.
Towing – Call Your Car Insurance in Calgary First
Your car needs to be towed and the police reports have already been taken. Instead of using a free service or any service that shows up at the scene, you should contact your car insurance provider instead. Your car insurance will find a trusted towing service in the area and ensure that you are covered so that you do not pay excessive fees just for using the service. Just keep in mind that your policy may have kilometre limitations as to how far you are towed for free before you pay the remaining balance.
If you are a member of a roadside assistance program, you may wish to enlist their help as well for finding a towing service. Most members are entitled to free towing, again, within kilometre limitations as well. You will still be responsible for any taxi fees or additional transportation fees.
Trust the Company Towing Your Vehicle
Accident-chasing towing services are rarely reputable and those that rush to an accident scene are usually there to take undue advantage. It is important that you contact your car insurance in Medicine Hat because:
- They will recommend a towing service they contract directly with, which means they have worked with that service in the past and you can trust their reputation.
- They will only hire a licensed, insured professional to tow your vehicle.
- You will not be surprised with outrageous towing fees and bills later on.
- You may be fully covered for towing, which means nothing is out of pocket.
Even if liability in the accident has not been established, you should still contact your auto insurer and have them help setup the towing service for you.
TSG Insurance offers comprehensive car insurance in Brooks, Calgary and Medicine Hat that include towing and roadside assistance options. Before you experience the stress of an accident, make sure you have the right level of coverage. Contact us online or call us toll-free at 800-830-9423 to learn more about our auto insurance policy options.