Tow Truck Service
Tow Truck Service in Harahan, LA
Harahan Towing provides professional service in a timely manner to Harahan and NOLA area. Don’t forget to save our number in your contact list so you won’t ever need to search for a tow truck service driver again. As towing professionals, we guarantee that you will receive the best customer service so don’t hesitate to share our number with your loved ones as well. We look forward to serving you.
Everytime you need a tow, no matter the reason, don’t worry because Harahan Towing is here for you. If you have been in an accident or had a flat tire our professionals value your time and we want to help you take care of your vehicle and personal property. We do our best to be the most reliable and efficeint towing company in town. We are here to meet your needs. Our staff understands how stressful it is to have a blow out or break down or after an accident.
These events can be traumatic. We have experienced dispatchers who know how to diagnose your needs and provide you with an expert plan of action, so you are safe and getting the work you need to put your life back together as soon as possible. That may be calling emergency services or turning on your flashers and staying in the vehicle, or moving away from the vehicle to a safer location.
Our promise isn’t to be the best towing company we can be, our goal at Harahan Towing is to be the best people we can be. We believe that if we are the best people we can be, it will definitely make us the best towing company in the NOLA metro area.
What To Do While Waiting for Tow Truck Service
There are many reasons why you may need a towing service or roadside assistance, while we will do our absolute best to arrive as soon as possible, the service truck will inevitably need a little time to get to your location. It will take time for us to dispatch and reach you.
No matter where you find yourself when you are in need, it is very important to think about your safety while waiting for your tow service to arrive.
Below are some of the things that you should not do as well as some of the things that would be good to remember.
Move to the side of the road.
It’s not safe to wait for help inside your vehicle while it’s in the middle of the road. If your vehicle can still move, drive it over to the side of the road, out of traffic. This will prevent you from disrupting traffic flow and prevent you from danger of other vehicles. It will greatly reduce your vehicle’s chances of causing traffic disruption and even an accident is less likely with your car on the side of the road,
If on the other hand, you can’t drive your vehicle, you can push it to the side of the road. When parking in a safe spot, make sure not to stay on a hill where your car can accidentally roll down. Also, avoid blind corners. You want to make yourself clearly visible to other cars.
Make your car visible
Switch on your hazard lights. This will inform other drivers that your vehicle is not moving and that you are experiencing problems. Get a road flare, early warning device or a reflective triangle from your emergency kit and set it up 25 large paces behind your vehicle on the shoulder (carefully walk back against oncoming traffic on the shoulder) .
Most often, the safest place for you to stay is inside your car. If you don’t feel safe inside the car, leave the car safely by exiting through the passenger side and stand as far away from traffic flow as possible.
Gather Your Valuables
While waiting, you can also take your valuables and other important items out of the vehicle with you. Don’t leave valuable items unattended. Even if you trust your towing company, securing your your valuables gives you peace of mind. You are responsible for your personal items so make sure you reserve them before the car is towed.
Keep important paperwork regarding the car and your identification like registration and proof of insurance. These are the first things a truck drivers will request upon arrival to your vehicle. Insurance company will also ask for these papers so make sure they are with you and don’t leave them inside the car as it’s being towed.
Panicking can even worsen your situation and won’t help it. So stay calm down and remember that the towing service can help and is on the way. You should also stay hydrated especially if its hot and the tow truck service will take a while to get to you.
Its Never Safe to Accept Rides From StrangersMany motorists have great intentions to help when offering a ride, but it is best not to accept them. There are always chances that some might take advantage of you. Its best to politely turn them down and wait for help from your trusted towing service.
Some well intended driver may offer to tow or pull your vehicle but it’s always best to wait for the correct equipment using a towing service provider.
Beware Of Other Towing Companies
You may see a tow truck service that happens to pass by when you need them the most. It may seem a extraordinarily convenient to allow them to tow your car but you it isn’t the best way to handle your emergency.
Tow truck service scams are very common. They seem to pass by your vehicle at the perfect time. Once you agree and they lock onto your vehicle, they legally have possession of your vehicle.
They may be able to tow your vehicle but they can charge you unreasonable fees and may even hold your vehicle until you pay their fees which will continue to increase unchecked. They have been known to bring your car to auto shops that are colluding with them to make extra money on unsuspecting drivers once the vehicle has been towed away. They have even been known to bring your vehicle to shops where the mechanics aren’t professionals.
Don’t be a being a victim, make sure you call Harahan Towing for help. Ask the dispatcher for the license plate number of the tow trucks that will be arriving to help you. Always ask the tow service the drivers for identification as well. If they require your information, you should require their information as well.
Pay Attention to Your Phone Battery
Don’t play on your phone out of boredom, even after you’re done calling the tow service providers. Save your phone battery because you might need to make more calls. They may also call you on that number to verify your current location.