Preparing For A Long Distance Towing Service
Roadside assistance broken car on a tow truck on a roadside

Preparing For A Long Distance Towing Service

There’s two good reasons why most folks in the United States own a vehicle:  1.)  They’re relatively inexpensive  2.) The cities and towns of the U.S. are not setup to be walk-able.

And while most people utilize there car or truck for driving, there are occasions where you might need it transported via long-distance towing.

Maybe you are moving to another state to live there or maybe you are sending your car off to a car show. No matter what it is, you have to remember that there are some things you need to do to help make sure that your car is properly cared for even when traveling.

There have been stories of other owners experiencing real nightmares because of how their vehicles were handled. After shipping it, the cost of repair added to the nightmare. It can be traumatic but not all towing companies are like that. To help ensure that your precious car is still in its optimal condition after towing, here are a few tips on what you should do:

Check The Company’s Credentials

Before you schedule a long-distance tow, you should make sure to do your research and find adequate information about the company you are to work with. Make sure they are licensed to operate. If you are crossing any state lines, make sure that they are also registered for that. The towing company’s credentials are very important and you shouldn’t forget to check them. It is also good to find out if they have a good or bad reputation. Take note of other people’s experiences with the company.

Don’t Ignore Your Friends Advice

Plenty of towing companies exist but you can ask your friends and they are likely to give you stories about their experiences with a towing company. Whether good or bad, you should learn to listen to it. If you are going to attend a car show, someone who has the same passion for cars might have previous experience in the long-distance towing of their vehicle. Don’t be afraid to ask them for advice.

Check The Towing Company’s Equipment

Not all towing companies offer long-distance towing because not all have the proper equipment for towing in such situations. Also, you shouldn’t just check for the availability of tow trucks but also the reliability and quality of them. Find companies that regularly maintain their equipment. Check out their protocols to see how they run their business. This helps ensure that they do not only know what they are doing but their equipment and tools are fully capable of the job.

Screen The Towing Technicians And Drivers

The company might have proper registration and licenses. They may also have the right tools and equipment but that’s not all you should check. The license the tow truck technicians and drivers should also be checked. Some drivers escape and run in case of accidents that might have damaged the vehicles.

Prepare Your Budget

A long-distance towing doesn’t come cheap. The distance covered is much further and there is a higher risk of damaging the vehicle the longer it is towed. Apart from paying for the fees of the towing itself, have your car covered by insurance while it is towed. That can greatly save you from the possible repair expenses that you face after the car is towed.


Looking for Virginia Beach’s best long distance towing service?  Look no further than the home-town crew at Green Light Towing Service…

Green Light Towing Service

Green Light Towing Service is a fully insured and certified roadside service company covering Virginia Beach, VA and the surrounding communities. We operate on a 24/7 basis and take pride in our full suite of tow trucks and equipment to address your unique Road Service situation.

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