Hugh’s Body Shop knows that towing in Roanoke, VA can seem like a huge hassle, especially if you find yourself caught in a ditch. Often times people don’t want to pay a towing company when you have a friend with a strap that can do it for you. We want you to know that even though an amateur tower ‘seems’ like it’ll save you money, you may end up paying more later. Here are 3 reasons you should call a professional towing company to pull you out of a ditch.
1. Towing Companies Are Insured
Towing companies have insurance to protect not only themselves while they are working by the side of road, but also, in the unlikely case that it does happen, to cover any damage which might be done to your vehicle. Not only is an amateur more likely to damage your vehicle, but he/she will probably not compensate you if damage is done.
2. Towing Technicians Have Proper Training
If an amateur or Good Samaritan is using a strap, chain, or rope, they are pulling by driving their vehicle away from yours, usually jerking on the strap, chain, or rope. Not only can your vehicle be damaged by the sudden amount of force from the jerk, but if the strap, chain, or rope fails or comes disconnected, it can fly through the air with a great deal of force and possibly damage something or even injure or kill a person. A professional towing operator is using a winch to gently pull your vehicle and is using secure attachments.
3. They’re Safer
A tow truck has lights and beacons as well as flares and cones to be able to warn on-coming traffic of the work being done by the side of the road. A tow truck operator has been trained to work safely and carefully and to wear reflective clothing for visibility. A professional can manage the scene to keep everyone, including you, and everything there as safe as possible.
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Hugh’s Body Shop believes that towing in Roanoke, VA shouldn’t be a hassle. When your car clunks out the last thing you need to deal with is unprofessional service. Hugh’s Body Shop has been in this business since 1975 and has worked to become the most professional towing service in Roanoke, VA and surrounding areas. We are equipped to handle any vehicle whether it’s large, small, or untraditional. Give us a call, and we will find a way tow your car from start to finish. We are dedicated to find the right solution for your needs. Contact us today!