What to Look for in a Towing Company

Finding a suitable towing company can be trickier than you think. Despite the fact that the internet and smartphones have made it easier to find lists of tow companies, finding one that is professional, dependable and reputable often takes a hefty amount of time. It’s even worse if you need a tow right now. In an attempt to make it easier for you to find a suitable towing company, In &Out Towing has compiled a quick list of attributes you should be looking for.

Here are five things to look for in a towing company.

  1. Honesty

First and foremost, the number one thing to look for in a towing company is honesty. Are they going to give you honest advice? Are they going to hit you with hidden charges after you’ve accepted their services? Are they going to give you a realistic timeframe for arrival?

  1. Experience

How much experience does the tow truck company have? If they have very little, there’s a higher chance your vehicle will be damaged either while being loaded or in transit. Of course, every tow truck operator deserves to earn experience, so it’s worth accepting help from an inexperienced operator as long as they can provide proof of training.

  1. Cost

Nobody wants to pay more than they have to, but in the towing world, less doesn’t necessarily mean more. Don’t be afraid to pay a little more for a reputable firm to take care of your needs. Additionally, don’t expect  a company that’s expensive to be good. Always confirm the full cost of a tow beforehand to avoid any nasty hidden extras.

  1. Locality

Hiring a local towing company holds many advantages, the main one being response time. A local company is likely to be with you sooner than an out-of-town operation. Additionally, if a company charges a per-mile rate, you’re going to save cash by staying local.

  1. Licensing & bonding

The State of California requires all towing companies to be licensed and bonded. This is the case in many other states too. Always check that the tow company you’re thinking of using is licensed.

Drivers based in San Diego can seek first class towing services from In &Out Towing, one of the region’s most reputable towing companies. Contact us on: (619) 330-6120