Finding yourself stranded in the middle of the road with a broken down car isn’t something easy to deal with. There’s a lot of anxiety and confusion involved and it can be hard to figure out what you’re supposed to be doing. Tow trucks can actually help you get your car out of the situation no matter how badly it’s stuck! 

Not every problem you land in will require the help of a tow truck, but a lot of them will! We’ve created this post so you can be 100% certain about the times you most definitely need a tow truck to come  help you out, so if you ever land in a similar situation, you know exactly what to do!

#1: You’ve been in an accident 

Although this one is popular enough that most people will know the situation usually garners a need for a tow truck, there are a lot of people that just haven’t ever been in an accident or simply don’t know what to do if they’re ever in one, which is why this is number 1 on our list. If you’ve been in an accident, it’s highly likely that you’re going to need a tow truck. 

This depends on the extent of damage to your car. If you’ve just suffered a minor bump, nothing’s falling off the car and it’s still working properly, you could just drive it away. However, things don’t always go like this. If the accident was major, your car will not be in a condition where it can easily be driven away. In a situation like this, you can’t exactly leave your car where it is, it needs to be taken off the road and to an auto shop for it to be fixed. You could also find yourself to be too injured to drive the car away on your own, which will also require help. Either way, if the car can’t be driven safely, it’s a better option to call a tow company in Brooklyn or in the local area you’ve found yourself stuck in, and have them come and tow your car for you. They’ll be able to take the car away to their lot, or to a drop-off location where you can collect it later. 

#2: Your car isn’t turning on 

An accident isn’t the only reason your car will be immobile, there can be plenty of other things causing this too! 

If your car’s battery has died, until it’s jumpstarted, or charged, your car will not turn on. 

If you’ve got a flat tyre and don’t have a spare tyre on hand, you’re going to be stuck on the road until a replacement is arranged!

If your engine has failed, you’ll have to take the car to a mechanic for them to fix the engine entirely.

In all of these cases, you’ll need a tow truck to tow your car!

#3: You can see smoke coming out of the car

Smoke coming out of anything it’s not supposed to come out from is concerning – especially if it’s coming out of your car! The first thing you need to do here is get away from the vehicle. Then, you need to inspect the smoke. If the smoke is blue/grey smoke It might mean an oil leak had caused a fire. Although the smoke itself isn’t dangerous, it’s still a good idea to stay away from the vehicle and have it towed to a mechanic to have the engine inspected. If the smoke is white, or you can see a flame, stay away from it and mention the smoke to the towing service so they can be prepared from an emergency in case things escalate. This will ensure the safety of you and your car!