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Tow trucks and motor insurance

Posted on: June 13th, 2012 by towingwriter

A new car insurance policy provides you with important documents and a few stickers to place on your car. One such sticker would be a DO NOT TOW sticker which would provide details of the tow truck company that has been endorsed by your insurance company. It is very important for you as a vehicle owner to place that sticker on your vehicle.

There are several towing companies who patrol certain areas and are likely to be the first to respond to vehicles that have been in accidents. However, it is important that you do not permit any tow truck operator who is not authorized on your policy to tow away your vehicle. If you do, then there is a possibility that your insurance company will not bear the cost of towing your vehicle out because they will not be able to ascertain if the vehicle was additionally damaged during transportation. Insurance companies have tie ups with trustworthy towing companies. These authorized towing companies are the ones who would tow your vehicle to the repair shop.

Some tow truck companies have garnered a very ruthless reputation as a result of their unscrupulous actions. Certain tow truck driver’s tune into radio frequencies used by the police in order to gather information about the location of accidents and thus be the first on the scene. There are some towing companies who deceive people into believing that they have been authorized by the insurance company on the phone.  Most likely the person on the phone is an associate of the unauthorized towing company.  This is why it is essential for you to verify this information with your insurance company yourself.

You could avoid falling prey to towing companies who claim to offer you free towing services, as other hidden charges will cost a lot of money. The DO NOT TOW sticker on your vehicle will act as a deterrent to random tow truck operators and will display the contact information of your authorized towing service provider.

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