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Roadside Assistance vs. 24 Hour Towing

May 4, 2016

When to request 24 hour towing.

 

How do roadside assistance and 24 hour towing compare and which one do you need? Terry’s Auto Service and Towing blog can help. Keep reading to learn more!

 

Have you ever been in an a car accident? According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, someone is injured in a car accident roughly every 10 minutes in Missouri. Based on those statistics, the likelihood that you will experience an accident, if you haven’t already, is pretty high.

 

What will you do if you are ever in an accident? It makes sense to be prepared and to have a plan. If it’s a fender bender, chances are you can drive away and start dealing with insurance claims. But if your car is totaled, what will you do?

 

Well, it depends on what you’ve done in the past. If you already have roadside assistance on your insurance plan, then your insurance should take care of the car for you. It’s a smart move, but you might be surprised to hear that it’s not the only option. Calling a wrecker service with 24 hour towing is another option. But what’s the difference between the two? We’ll explain.

 

Roadside Assistance

 

With a roadside assistance plan, you pay a monthly fee for several different emergency services. 24 hour towing is often included along with other services like locksmith service, fuel delivery, and flat tire repair. All of these services are available from Terry’s Auto Service and Towing.

 

People like to have roadside assistance because it eliminates decision-making during an emergency. But it also has its downsides. For instance, when you have roadside assistance you don’t get to choose who provides your service. Your insurance company negotiates everything for you. The auto shop they chose may or may not be honest, and they may or may not be close. If you are in Springfield, MO, you want a Springfield, MO towing company – not one from Rogersville. Also, if you don’t end up needing the service, you’re out fifty bucks a month.

 

24 Hour Towing

 

24 hour towing is an individual service. It has a one-time fee rather than a subscription and includes motorcycle towing as well as car towing at Terry’s Auto Service and Towing. The service is what it says it is: towing, 24 hours a day. When you choose to find your own tow, you can pick the most affordable towing company as well as the closest towing company to come get your vehicle.

 

The downside is that you have to decide who you are going to call. Part of being prepared is having a towing service chosen in the places you usually travel, but If you are on vacation or a business trip, you will need to either plan ahead or use your smartphone to search for a towing company right after an accident.

 

Program Terry’s Auto Service and Towing’s contact info into your phone and make the decision before you’re in an accident to save yourself some grief.

 

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