Got Your First Car? Learn About 3 Services Towing Companies Offer Besides Towing

No matter what year or model your first car is it can break down. You never know if it will break down on a busy highway or on a deserted street at night. Because of this, you need to have the name and number of a local towing company in your phone just in case you need to call them. If you do not know a lot about towing companies, below are three services they can offer you besides towing your car.

Give Your Battery a Boost

If your battery is dead the tow company can come to you and charge your battery, so you can get your car to a mechanic to have a new battery installed. They generally do this with small, wireless chargers that they attach to the battery much like you do with jumper cables. The charger immediately starts charging the battery once connected. It may take a little time depending on the type and size of charger the tow truck driver has.

The driver will ensure your battery is charged up enough to get you to your destination. Some companies may even offer to follow you just in case your car breaks down again and has to be towed.

Change a Tire

If you have a flat tire and have never changed a tire before, a tow truck company can come to your destination and change the tire for you. They may also have something with them that allows them to add air to a spare tire, just in case it is needed.

You may have a full-size spare tire, or you may have a small one, often called a donut. If you do have a donut you can only drive so many miles on it and you should not drive at fast speeds. Refer to the car's user's manual to determine this information.

Changing a tire is not difficult and this is something you should learn how to do on your own in case this happens to you again.

Bring You Fuel

If your run out of gas you can contact the towing company and they can bring fuel to you. This will save you a lot of time and keep you safe because you won't have to walk to a gas station to get fuel on your own. When you call the towing company, make sure you tell them the make and model of your car. This is so they will bring the right type of fuel. For example, you may have a vehicle that only takes diesel instead of fuel.

Once you find a tow truck company ask them if they have an app that you can install on your phone. This will make it easier for you to contact them next time if needed. Get in touch with a business like Naylor  Towing to learn more.