When Should I Call a Tow Truck Instead of Drive to the Auto Repair Shop?


When Should I Call a Tow Truck Instead of Drive to the Auto Repair Shop?Many people are apprehensive about calling a tow truck when there vehicle is having operational trouble. This may be due to concerns about cost or simply believing that their vehicle will make it to the shop just fine, or even deny that there is any trouble at all. However, there are some situations in which it is necessary to call a tow truck. If you're experiencing any of the following issues don't hesitate to contact a professional towing company to bring your car to the shop for service.

Safety Concerns

One of the biggest reasons to contact a towing company is if your car is suffering from an issue that could result in a wreck, including the following.

  • Brake problems - If you experiencing harsh grinding, a soft brake pedal, pulling when braking, or a vibrating brake pedal be sure to call a tow truck to bring your car to the shop. These are all dangerous signs of brake trouble, which could indicate failing brakes.
  • Steering & suspension issues - If you're having trouble moving the steering wheel or if your car bounces excessively, a tow may be in order to ensure no trouble on the way in.
  • Poor wheel alignment - Bad wheel alignment can make driving your car extremely difficult due to the shaking steering wheel. If you can't properly control your car call a tow and head to the shop.

Possible Damage to Car

Another reason to contact a tow truck is if driving the vehicle could cause damage to it.This may be because your car was in a wreck and there is the chance of hidden damage, or your car may be leaking fluids, and driving it could damage the engine or other components of your personal vehicle.

No Start Situations/Frequent Breakdowns

Obviously if you can't start your car you will need a tow truck. However if your vehicle stalls regularly or suffers from frequent breakdowns it would be wise to also call a tow truck from a safe spot to get you to the shop so you don't end up stranded on the side of the road waiting for one anyway.

If you need a tow truck in Jackson, MI, reach out to Jimmie's Towing & Auto Service. We offer personal and fleet vehicle towing services, including for big rigs. We also conduct ditch and accident recovery services. To learn more about our auto repair and towing services in Jackson, MI, give us a call at the location nearest you.

If you need semi truck towing in Jackson, MI or believe that your vehicle could benefit from roadside assistance, do not hesitate to contact our team. Call Jimmie's at (517) 435-0314 on Michigan Avenue or (517) 435-0302 to reach our team on Cooper Street, to request semi truck repair in Jackson.


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