Towing, how does it work?

Today we will talk about how the towing process works. If you decide to call a tow truck you might be wondering how it is all going to happen and we hope to clear that up for you here. It's a simple process and should be easy to explain.

Step One

The first step of how towing works with a Yakima tow truck is that you first have to have a legitimate towing need. Some options for towing needs are getting a flat tire, running out of fuel, or getting into a wreck. A very common need for towing is if a car has engine trouble and is no longer able to operate safely. Tow trucks also will come and tow away parked cars if they are parked illegally and the owner will have to pay a fee to get the car back from a towing yard. 

Step Two

The next step is contacting a tow truck. There are several ways to contact a towing company. Most people will google something like "towing near me" or "yakima towing" and call one of the first tow companies they see. Some towing companies have numbers you can text for service and some have email addresses that you can use. The most common form of contact is via phone call and is the fastest way to get service. 

Step Three

Step three is explaining the situation to the towing company so they can relay the information to an appropriate tow truck driver to then come and help you. The more information you are able to give is going to be helpful. Do your best to answer all the questions they have and stay calm if you are in an emergency situation. The tow truck driver will be there as soon as possible to help you with your needs. 

Step Four

In step four the tow truck driver will arrive on the scene and all you have to do is do what the technician tells you. Depending upon your situation it might take longer or shorter for the tow truck driver to connect your vehicle to the tow truck. We want to make sure everyone is safe and this process goes as smoothly as possible. If you are in a wreck please stay calm and contact an emergency medical service to address any personal injury. A tow truck driver is not responsible for helping with medical situations.

Step Five

The fifth step in this process is that the tow truck driver is going to tow your vehicle to its destination. Some trucks allow you to ride in your vehicle while being towed but we think it is always safer to either ride in the tow truck with the technician or to call a vehicle transportation to get you and any other passengers to your destination. 

Step Six

The final step to this process if finalizing any payment with the towing company or any other loose ends you might need to clear up with whatever situation you have. The tow truck driver will deliver your vehicle to its final destination for you and you can take it from there. If your car broke down it is common for the tow truck to take your vehicle to a local mechanic shop so that it can be fixed as quickly as possible. Depending on the damage that has been done to your vehicle the repair process might take quite some time, but more often than not people are able to get their car back on the road within 24 hours.