I drive an older car that I always knew would break down some day in a bad place and need towed. I figured I could always easily look up the number of a towing company using my phone's internet service if I ever needed to. Recently, my car started making an alarming sound that led to me pulling off the road while driving down the highway. It then wouldn't start back up. I grabbed my cell phone and went to do a web search to find a local towing company, and I realized I had used up all of my data plan for the month! It was late at night, so I had to call and awaken friends until someone answered who could help. I created this blog to help others avoid the same embarrassment as me. Always keep the number of a tow truck company in your car.
You probably do not want to spend a lot of money on auto repairs, but there may come a time when repair work is required. When certain issues pop up, they should be taken as a sign that it is time to stop driving the vehicle until the auto repair work is complete. You can have the vehicle towed home if you plan to have a mobile mechanic work on it. You can also have it towed to the mechanic's automotive repair shop. Here are some of those issues:
You Hear Loud Grinding Noises When Making Sharp Turns
You should not hear any grinding noises when you make a sharp turn in your vehicle. If you do, it should be taken as a sign that there is something wrong. There are a few things it could be. The bearings or ball joints might be bad and that can really impact your ability to control the vehicle well. Also, they could completely snap, causing you to wreck or have a hard time steering in the right direction. Before you continue to drive your vehicle, consider having it towed.
The Vehicle Is Veering Off To The Side
When a vehicle starts to want to veer off to one side or another, it is often something wrong with the alignment. You may want to refrain from continuing to drive the vehicle until the issue is resolved because the issue could continue to get worse until it is very hard to keep straight while going down the road. Also, when a vehicle is out of alignment, the tread on the tires can wear unevenly and extremely fast. This means you would need replacement tires sooner than expected. Call your mechanic to have this checked out as soon as possible.
As you can see, there are many good reasons for you to have your vehicle towed when it is in need of automotive repair work. The last thing you want to do is to end up with a bigger repair bill because of the extra damage that was done to the vehicle by continuing to drive it. Go ahead and get in touch with your automotive repair mechanic as soon as you can so you can get put on the schedule for repair work. You can then decide if you would like to have the vehicle towed to their shop and then you can just pick it up when the work is complete.
For more information, contact a local company like Precision Towing & Recovery.