Roadside assistance has come a long way from just towing services. Now you can access a number of services that can be really helpful when they apply to your situation. At any one time, you can use an app to place a call for help from any one of these following services and get your vehicle back on the road in a couple of hours or less.
Tire Changes and Repairs
When a tire goes flat, you will need help changing it. Changing a flat is never a single person's job in these situations. You always need at least two people for the job. You can call for help, get the tire changed to a spare, get the tire patched with a liquid patch and reinflated to help you get to a tire shop, and even get the tire replaced with a tire that the service brings to you (you pay for the tire and related charges). If the flat is especially bad, the service technician will remove the tire and recycle it for you for a small fee.
Windshield Repair and Replacement
In the last decade or so, mobile windshield repair and replacement services were fired up. Now you can be absolutely anywhere and request help from an auto glass service to come to you, roadside or in a parking lot, and repair a cracked or chipped windshield or replace the windshield entirely. It provides you with piece of mind knowing that a badly damaged windshield on a road in the middle of nowhere can be replaced with just a service call.
Jumpstarts for batteries are the most basic of roadside services. Now you can get a jumpstart or a replacement battery installed and a free removal and disposal of the old battery, if the old battery is dead and you purchase the new battery offered. On top of that, there are some places in this country where roadside services provide an electrical "fill-up" for hybrid and electrical vehicles when your car runs out of its electrical charge and you are a short distance from home or the nearest plug-in outlet for your vehicle.
When All Else Fails, Towing
If you need none of the above, or the service technician determines that your vehicle needs an entirely different sort of repair, towing is still available as the leading roadside service. Either have your insurance company or your motorist club find a tow truck for you. If you do not want to wait very long, a lot of heavily traveled areas have tow trucks travel up and down these stretches looking for customers to help. One such truck and driver may happen along any minute.
Contact a service, like jeff garrison mobile mechanic, to learn more.