It's A Dangerous World Out There

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It's A Dangerous World Out There

When I got in to the tow truck business, I thought that my days would be filed with being out in the open air and meeting interesting people. Little did I know that every day would present serious safety challenges. As cars travel too closely and roads remain slick, it is all I can do to pull stranded motorists out of ditches to safety. I have had more than one close call, and unfortunately, I have lost a few friends out there. My personal goal is to spread the word about the dangers of tow truck driving, so that everyone can remain safe on the road.

Should You Hire A Long-Distance Towing Company To Move Your Car Cross-Country?

If you own multiple vehicles, moving them across the country to your new home can be quite a chore. You can drive one vehicle to your new home, but then what do you do with the rest of them? People solve this problem in multiple ways. Some have a friend drive their car to them, and then they pay for that friend to fly home. Others have their cars loaded on a car carrier and driven to them. Another option to consider is hiring a long-distance towing company and having your car towed across the country. Here are some pros and cons to consider before taking this approach.

Pro: You won't struggle to find transportation for just one car.

It can be tough to find a company that will put just one (or even two) cars on a carrier for you. These companies generally only want to transport a full load. Towing companies, on the other hand, are used to moving one vehicle at a time. So, you won't be seen as too small a client for them to work with, and they'll generally be willing to transport even just one or two vehicles for you.

Con: There will be wear and tear on your car.

When a car is towed, the back tires are in contact with the road and spin. This will put wear and tear on the tires, the wheels, and the back axles. You may need to replace the tires when the car arrives, which adds to the expense.

Pro: The car can be delivered right to your home.

Some larger shipping companies might ship your car to a nearby port or car lot, where you'd then have to go pick it up. But individual towers are generally able to drop the car off right at your front door, as they'll only have your car in tow. This adds to the convenience and is really nice when you're already juggling multiple other aspects of moving.

Con: You may have to wait a while for your car.

Most towing rigs have one driver. That driver has to rest, and they can only go so far in a day. So, it may take a little longer to ship your car this way, as opposed to using a car carrier service that assigns multiple drivers to each hauler.

If you don't mind waiting a few extra days, hiring a long-distance towing company is a great way to move your extra car or cars.