If your vehicle has suddenly decided to stop working, or you have been involved in a car accident, then you will most likely have to hire the help of a recovery service to come and collect your car for you. Tow trucks can be used to tow all types of cars, trailers, machinery, motorcycles and caravans. This article takes a look at some of the most popular types of recovery services that are available, along with information on how you can find a roadside recovery specialist in your area.
One of the most popular services is that of roadside car recovery. Specialists will be able to recover all types of cars, including vintage cars, sports cars and even racing cars. They will also be able to recover motorbikes. Large tow trucks will often come pre fitted with a tilt tray and an underlift, which will allow it to safely pick up trailers and even small boats or caravans that have been attached onto the back of the car. Some tow trucks will be able to tow two cars at the same time if it is required.
Many types of machinery will be able to be towed using the tow truck. This can include bobcats, tractors, forklifts and scissor lifts. The tow truck will be able to come directly to your place of work to recover the machinery.
Recovery services will be able to deal with car lockouts. A lockout is where you either accidentally lock your keys inside of your car, or you lose your only set of car keys. Sometimes the recovery team will be able to make a new key for your car at the roadside. In some instances, such as when a new immobilizer system is required, the vehicle will need to be towed to a garage where it can be fixed at a later date.
Everyone gets a flat battery every once in a while, and the most common reason for this is by accidentally leaving your lights on. A recovery team will be able to quickly come to your rescue and jumpstart your car for you. If for whatever reason the car won’t start, or it needs additional work, then they will be able to safely tow it to the garage for you.
Country Work and 4×4 Recovery
A specialist recovery team will also be able to access hard to reach areas to come and collect your car. This can include on rough terrain, such as off road, in the bush or even on a beach.
Where to Find a Recovery Service
You can find a recovery service in your area by searching for them online. All major companies will have a website which list the services that they offer, along with their contact details. Even if you do not require their services right now, it is worth storing a telephone number in your phone in the event that you need to get hold of them in an emergency.