Misconceptions About Towing Companies

Tow companies sometimes have somehow developed some misbeliefs about who they are and what they do.  Because of this misconception, many people try to avoid calling a tow truck, even when it is obviously necessary.  Tow trucks provide valuable assistance during an emergency.  This can be from an automobile accident or a slide off the side of the road or a dead engine.  Don’t be misled by these fallacies.   Here are the most common ones you will hear and the truth about our service.

Towing Service Is Overpriced

There are a lot of overhead costs associated with a tow truck company.  First, the truck itself is expensive since it is so sturdy and customized.  There are maintenance costs, like with any vehicle, plus gas, which can add to the cost of travel.  There are also salaries for the driver and the clerk who does the billing to your insurance company.  When you take all of this into consideration, it is really not that expensive.  We provide great value for our towing service and choosing us is the smart and affordable choice.

Towing is their only job

Most tow service companies offer a variety of other services including jump starts, tire changes, lockout assistance, and fuel.  Don’t sell them short.  They come in handy for a lot of things.  We even offer car concierge and get you and your car home safe after a night out drinking.

Towing isn’t available in rural areas

Depending on the distance, many big city companies are reluctant to dispatch a tow truck.  However, don’t overlook the local businesses.  Calling an established tow company means they probably have a list of small tow companies in the area where you are stranded.  They will make arrangements to have your needs serviced.  When you are in the middle of nowhere, don’t discount a good tow truck service.  Long distance towing is always an option and with Google Maps we can give you a quote over the phone.

They take a long time to come

Most companies will have a truck at your location within 30 minutes of your call.  It probably seems longer.  Realistically it may take longer for them to arrive if the roads are treacherous or weather conditions are such that everything is slowed down.  We are the largest towing company in Toronto and have a network of operators from Hamilton to Oshawa – we are one of if not the fastest towing company in the area.

If you are in a jam and need a local tow truck near you, just contact Towing Toronto and we will do our best to help you out of the situation. Call now 647-812-1477