For most of us changing a tire is an inconvenience and we think little of it. Many male and female alike have never ever done this and feel intimidated by the thought. For the elderly, changing a tire becomes a self inflicted pain fest. And changing a tire on an overpass with the confined area is scary to say the least. Roadside assistance to the rescue!
Roadside Assistance Coverage
Roadside services can change a tire, deliver fuel, give you a jump and get you back in your vehicle should you get locked out. For those who think they can’t and those who suffer physical disabilities, roadside assistance is likened to a breath of fresh air, the gallant knights have arrived. And what do you do when your spare is flat or missing? Many roadside services can deliver a spare tire to get you on your way. Roadside services not only have the tools and expertise, but they have emergency standards, beacons and flares to provide additional safety to accommodate the roadside disaster.
When one considers that most services are provided by tow companies, if they cannot accommodate the mechanical failure they can tow you where you need to go. That is why it is critical that vehicle owners have tow insurance. Some policies even cover basic assistance like a tire change or fuel delivery and/or battery jump.
Pack Car First Aid Kit Supplies
A word here about roadside breakdown as many of us is not prepared to weather a stay on the roadside. In the south and southwest, dehydration is the primary problem faced by us in an emergency situation. Be sure to carry an emergency kit, with sufficient hydration for up to three days per person. The definition of an emergency break down or accident are they are un-planned. If you’re prepared, it may make a difference in your survival potential. Forest fires or over turned truck with chemical spills or other situations can delay traffic for hours. A snack and drink makes life so much better. On split highways there is no place to turn around; you’re stuck until the road is open. So plan for the un-planned situation, and have a radio, ham or citizens band. Truckers and ham operators are always glad to help and in remote areas you may not have cell phone capabilities. Another precaution is to carry a gallon of water and a spare quart of oil for the vehicle if on long distance cross country trips with considerable distances between stops. This could give you an edge and allow you to limp into someplace for service.
Breakdowns Due to Running Out of Fuel, Flat Tires & Mechanical Failure
Fuel, tires and electrical failure due to an unserviceable battery are the primary roadside services available. Some offer other services such as engine belt replacement and radiator hose replacement. Pricing for services are reasonable. With your auto insurance policy for those who travel a lot, roadside assistance and towing policies will make weathering the financial storm resulting from an emergency breakdown so much easier.
Emergency Towing & Roadside Assistance Services in Irving, Fort Worth, Arlington, Carrollton & Plano Texas
Of course tow companies show up during accidents. You can call your own or rely upon the contracted services provided by the emergency responders. Your insurance company may have affiliates that don’t require a cash outlay upfront on your part. Be prepared, but know there is help out there. Contact Speedway Towing and Roadside Assistance if you ever find yourself as a stranded motorist in the Greater Fort Worth area.