Our school car park has become a dumping ground for old cars for some reason. It's important to get them removed quickly, as they are often in bad condition and can be dangerous for the kids and their families, as well as taking up a lot of our car parking spaces. We have a towing service that removes the cars from our car park quickly so that we can free up the spaces. This blog talks about the processing of getting cars towed off site and how to choose a towing service that is responsive to your needs as a school or business.
When you are waiting fro a tow truck, there are certain things you should do, and others it is best to avoid. Here are some mistakes that are often made by people that you should try to avoid at all costs.
Not Making Your Vehicle Visible
A common mistake that is made by people who are waiting for a tow truck is not making their vehicle as visible as possible. If you are in an area with a lot of big trees around, it can make it harder for the tow truck driver to find you. You also need to be more visible so other vehicles don't accidentally hit your car when they are driving past you. To do this, set out orange cones for tow trucks and put on your hazard lights. However, do not stand outside of your vehicle just to be more visible, as this puts you in danger.
Leaving the Location of the Vehicle
Make sure that you stay within the general location of the vehicle when waiting for a tow truck. While you might not stay inside of the vehicle if it isn't safe, you shouldn't go too far away. Many tow trucks require you to be present before they will pick up the vehicle. If you need to leave for whatever reason, call the towing company right away and let dispatch know. If you are going to a coffee shop or somewhere else nearby, the tow truck driver might be willing to call you or pick you up when they arrive at the vehicle.
Not Paying Attention to Warning Signs
Your car might be giving some signs that the situation is about to become an emergency. If you smell gas when your car breaks down, do not remain in the vehicle. This could possibly lead to a fire, which puts you and your passengers at risk. While it is good to be close to the vehicle in general, if it isn't safe, keep a good distance away. Gather your personal belongings and walk a distance away from the vehicle. Also leave the vehicle if you see a lot of smoke or signs that a fire might be about the occur under the hood.
As long as you follow these easy rules, the tow truck should have no trouble finding you. Remember that if you are broken down following a vehicle collision, you should not have your vehicle moved until after the police report has been filed and you have gathered the right documentation.