In recent years, southern states have seen more and more of cold temperatures, ice, freezing rain, and even some snow. As a result, a lot of these states declare statewide emergencies and shut down. People who have never driven in these conditions are sliding into each other and sliding into ditches. More vehicle towing services have been employed than at almost any other time in the history of the South. If you reside south of the Mason-Dixon Line and you find yourself in a position where you need a tow, you are probably going to wish you had towing insurance. Here is how to get a tow and not pay for it, the way your northern neighbors do.
Call a Buddy with a 4x4 Truck and Chains
Most of the rest of the year, a truck with 4x4 wheel control and a set of pulling chains is used to get you out of the mud. Getting you out of a snowy ditch on an icy patch of road is something else. Still, the truck and the chains can get you out of this situation, just as they would if you lived in a northern state, and maybe you would owe your buddy a favor for the help, but you would not pay for it.
Towing Rider on Your Car Insurance
If you took a look at most car insurance policies held by northern neighbors, you would see that they have a towing rider on their policies. That is because they know they are probably going to end up in an accident or a ditch in winter. They prepare ahead of time, and they are protected when the time comes. They do not add insult to injury by paying for towing on top of having to pay for any damage to their vehicles or other vehicles on the road. Add a towing rider to your insurance and you can potentially get your car towed for free.
Motorists' clubs offer roadside assistance as a perk of membership. They include towing in that package, with basic memberships including one or two free tows, and deluxe memberships offering up to four free tows. The savings on tow trucks in southern winters alone is enough for you to sign up immediately. The best part is that you can sit in your vehicle where it has slid into a ditch, sign up for the membership, and use the free towing almost immediately.
For more information, reach out to vehicle towing services today.