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Car Trouble: What to do When Your Car is Being Towed

When your car is being towed, you need to make sure you take steps to care for your car properly. You cannot get your car towed after car trouble without knowing what to do. The steps below will help you make wise decisions about your car.


You need to contact your car insurance provider before you have your car towed. There are often cheaper services offered by insurance providers. According to Anthony Clark Insurance Ltd., you can get your car towed for less money, or you might be able to get your car towed for free. Also, you need to make sure that you ask your insurance carrier where to take your car. They often have service centers you can take your car to.

Call a Shop

You need to make sure you call a shop before you actually get there. The tow truck driver may be able to recommend a place to go, but you need to call ahead to make sure the shop knows you are coming. You can get an idea of how quickly your car can be fixed, and you can find out if they offer loaners.

Call a Rental Car Agent

You need to find a place that can offer you a rental car. You need to make sure they can get the car to you, or you need to ask for a ride to pick up the rental car. There are times when your insurance carrier can help you rent the car, and they can make sure that the car gets to you.

Think Critically

You need to think about how much your car is worth versus how it will cost to fix. If you are going to have to pay more for the repairs than a new car, you need to consider getting a new car. There is no reason to fix your car just because you can. It may be wiser to replace the car for your own financial health.

Be Patient

When your car breaks down, there are times when you cannot get your car back quickly. The mechanic may need to order new parts for your car, and you may be behind other people who are also getting their cars repaired. You need to make sure you are ready to wait to get the car repaired properly.

When you follow the steps above, you can make sure that your car is taken care of properly if it breaks down.


By: Lizzie Weakley

Written on Monday, November 17, 2014 by
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