Tips for Preparing Your Car for Towing

If you experience a breakdown or accident and your car needs to be towed, the first thing you should do is make sure you’re in a safe location and that your vehicle is out of the way of traffic, if possible. After you call the towing company, there are a few things you should do to prepare your car for the tow. These simple steps will ensure your car is ready to go when the tow truck arrives and that the process is as smooth and easy as possible. 

Remove Your Personal Items

Because your car may be in the shop for a while after the tow, you should remove all valuables, personal items, and anything else you may need from your vehicle. This includes taking things that may have your personal information on it, like your insurance card and vehicle registration. In addition to these items, if you have anything perishable in your vehicle, be sure to remove that, as well. 

Take Photos of Your Vehicle

Having photos of your vehicle is important if you were involved in an accident and will be going through an insurance claims process, whether the collision was your fault or not. Try to take photos of the surrounding environment as well, and collect info from any potential witnesses to the accident. 

Check Your Owner’s Manual

Your owner’s manual will tell you any information you need to know about how your car should be towed. It’s important to know where the towing hook-up is on your car and if your car is front, back, or four-wheel drive. Be sure your parking brake is disengaged, so your tires will roll. 

The experienced team at Barnett’s Towing is ready to help whenever you need a tow, around the clock, no matter how remote your location. Call our towing company at 1-800-722-2302 for assistance throughout Arizona.