Here's some helpful hints for when you need a to call a wrecker service.
Towing and Wrecker Tips:
- Schedule pickup/tow: because of the number of tow trucks they have, Arrow Wrecker can schedule YOUR vehicle tow/pickup at a time that is convenient for you. So, the next time you need a tow in the middle of the night or a snow storm, call Arrow Wrecker. Then, have someone pick you up so you are not by the roadside in the middle of the night or in bad weather. You can drop the keys by their office and they'll either bring your vehicle to their secure lot, or to a destination of your choice.
- Need towing or wrecker service? Call Arrow Wrecker for your towing or wrecker needs. You can pay Arrow Wrecker and get reimbursed by your Insurance Road Service Program.
- In an accident and need your vehicle towed? Just tell the police officer you want to use Arrow Wrecker and your vehicle will be towed to their secure lot or to a repair shop of your choice.
What to do after a car accident:
(Consumer Reports Car Safety 2011)
5 essential tips for dealing with a fender bender
Whatever your reactions after a car accident, it’s vital to keep a clear head. These five steps could reduce the risk of further damage or injury, prevent hassles, and save you money later on. (You might want to keep this list in the glove compartment.)
- If possible, move your car out of traffic and turn on its flashers. Put out warning triangles or flares if you have them. Then stand a safe distance away while you talk to other drivers or wait for help.
- Double-check yourself and your passengers to make sure no one is hurt. Even a fender bender might have caused an injury that’s not noticeable right away. Summon medical help if there is any doubt.
- Call the police, especially if there has been substantial damage or anyone is injured or acting confrontational. Ask for the investigating officer’s name and contact information and for the accident report number so that you can follow up.
- Obtain the name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, plate number, and insurance information of any other drivers involved in the accident, along with the names of anyone with injuries and any witnesses. But don’t argue over who is at fault or admit blame.
- If possible, take photos of the scene (a cell-phone camera can come in handy) or draw a diagram showing the cars’ positions. Contact your insurer right away.