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4 Reasons You Might Need To Call A 24-Hour Towing Service

You can't control when your vehicle breaks down. It may happen at 9 a.m., or it may happen at 2 o'clock in the morning. It may happen on a Tuesday, or it may happen on a Sunday. When your car breaks down, you need someone to assist you, which is where a 24-hour towing company comes into play.

Reason #1: Battery Issues

Battery issues are one of the top reasons people need assistance from a towing service. This is because, in comparison to your vehicle, batteries have very short lifespans, which means most people are going to experience a battery issue if they are not on top of replacing the battery before it malfunctions.

A 24-hour towing service can send someone out to your vehicle to jump your battery if it has died. Some towing services will even pick up and charge your battery for you if the battery is completely dead. Therefore, a running battery is necessary to drive your vehicle.

Reason #2: Locked Out

You need your keys to start your vehicle. If you lock your keys inside your vehicle, a 24-hour towing service can help. These companies generally either have a locksmith on staff or have staff who are trained on how to get into locked vehicle, so they can send someone out to help you get back into your vehicle.

Reason #3: Tire Issues

Without working tires, you are not going to get very far. If you have a tire blow-out or a flat tire, you will want to call a 24-hour towing service to help you out. They can help put the spare tire on your vehicle. Or, if you don't have a spare tire, they can tow your vehicle to a tire dealership, where they can help get you a working tire. Even if you know how to change your tire, it can be helpful to call a towing service if you break down in an unsafe area. A tow truck can set up lights to protect you and your vehicle while the tire is being changed.

Reason #4: No Gas

Another reason to call a 24-hour towing service is that you ran out of gas. For example, your gas gauge may not be working right. Or you may just be distracted and have run out of gas. In many situations, it is not safe for you to walk to the nearest gas station and get gas, and if you don't have a gas can, walking will not do you much good. Additionally, unfortunately, you may not be able to get a gas can at the station. 

A 24-hour towing service will allow you to wait safely in your vehicle, and they will bring you a couple of gallons of gas. Then, they will provide you with information on how to get to a nearby gas station and actually fill your vehicle with gas.

There are many reasons to call a 24-hour towing service, including having a dead battery, getting locked out, experiencing tire issues, and running out of gas. In addition, you can call a towing service for most vehicle-related issues that you can't solve on your own, no matter the time of day the vehicle issue occurs.