Questions About Tow Trucks

If you ever need to have a tow truck come out and tow your car for you, you may find yourself having some questions about the process, as well as other things that revolve around having your car towed. You can read about some of the questions many other people have and the answers below:

Will you be able to ride in the tow truck?

When you need to have a tow truck come out to tow your car, it can be scary to think that you may not have a ride, especially if you happen to be stuck in an area that's not near civilization. However, the good news is that you should be able to take a ride in the tow truck, at least to the location where they are towing your car to. If you have a child with you who is still legally required to use a car seat, then you will have to have the car seat available to use in the tow truck.

Can you have your car towed if you don't have the key available?

If you need to have your car towed, you should try to have the key available for the tow truck driver because it is much easier to tow a car when you have the key. However, if you aren't able to provide the key, then the car can still be towed.

Can someone sit in the car that is being towed?

You may want to know if someone can ride in the car that is being towed, during the tow. This is a question a lot of people have, especially if they have more people with them than what is going to be able to sit in the tow truck. However, it is against the law for a tow truck driver to tow a car that has a person sitting in it. Therefore, if you have too many people to fit in the tow truck, you are going to have to make other arrangements to get everyone to where they need to go, such as calling someone for a ride or getting a taxi or Uber to come to get them.

How do you prepare for a tow truck's arrival?

You want to try to have the car in a safe place where the tow truck can maneuver to it to hook it up. It's also better if you can be in a well-lit area which will also be safer for you. Have your driver's license ready, have the keys with you, and have your membership card if you are using any type of roadside assistance to pay for the tow.

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