Ever been stuck on the side of the road? Ever had to call for a tow? If so you have probably been very concerned with getting ripped off. Most people don’t have a lot of money lying around for expensive tow bills and ridiculous made up charges. Things like this tarnish the reputation of every towing company, so we have taken it upon ourselves to make this handy list of 6 tips to spot a safe and honest towing company.
1. First things first, always do your homework.
Spend a little time one day and find a towing company you can rely on (preferably before you are in dire need of one). Look for towing companies that have well built websites that look reputable, and ensure that they are willing to give free price quotes over the phone. Most importantly make sure that the number to call is written down somewhere inside your vehicle. Obviously we hope you will consider us for that job, and if so please remember to write down our number: (801) 974-9561. Kar Toad Towing is available 24 hours a day and will always give a free and fair price quote over the phone.
2. Watch out for companies that promise amazingly low prices over the phone.
If it sounds to good to be true it normally is. A great way to check the validity of a towing company is to call around and ask for another price quote. We here at Kar Toad are always willing to beat any reasonable offer from one of our competitors. If it isn’t reasonable we will be the first to let you know if you are getting tricked. We have been in business since 2005 and have seen every trick in the book. We don’t want to see you get scammed even if your towing with another company.
3. Make sure the company you call is trained and certified.
All tow truck operators are strictly governed in the state of Utah to meet certain criteria. The driver should be able to furnish a certificate showing proof of their training, and be able to show you the Utah Department of Transportation sticker on their truck.
4. Towing shouldn't be difficult to understand.
The company you call should be upfront about all charges and fees, and be able to furnish to you an itemized receipt. All Impound and Private Property towing is strictly regulated in the state of Utah so pricing should be very transparent.
5. Remember that the customer is always right.
This is a service based industry, and our customers happiness is everything. Make sure that the towing company you called is working for you, not against you. Too many dishonest companies lose sight of what matters and only focus on separating you from your money. To Kar Toad Towing your good review means everything to us and word of mouth is responsible for most of our clientele. Remember to go online a rate your towing company, good or bad it will only help out the next person who is stuck on the side of the road.
6. If for any reason you think you are victim of fraudulent activity contact law enforcement.
Most towing companies follow the rules and keep to healthy competition, but as with anything in life there will always be someone trying to beat the system and make a quick buck. Don’t be a victim, If you every need a cheap, reliable, and honest towing company in Salt Lake City give us a call at (801) 974-9561