When it comes to towing services, you’ll find that there are a lot of different opinions among the general populace. Some folks are grateful for towing services when they’re stranded in a mountain pass, while others loathe them for whisking away their car that was parked in the wrong spot overnight. Some opinions about towing companies are justifiable, but others are founded on myths and misconceptions.
At B&B Towing and Recovery, we’d like to clear up some of these misconceptions. Everyone is free to form their own opinions about their local towing service, but it’s best if those opinions are based on facts instead of fiction. Let’s look at some of the most common misconceptions about local towing companies:
Towing Companies Are Heartless
Let’s start with the biggest one — the notion that towing companies are made up of greedy scoundrels who are only out to rob you of every last penny in your wallet.
Before we start defending our own towing company, we’ll state one objective fact — this isn’t always untrue. There are greedy towing companies; they do exist, and just like every other industry, towing has its bad apples too.
However, it’s unfair to judge every towing company on these merits, especially since every company has different areas of focus. The rotten companies, more often than not, are hired by local businesses to enforce parking rules. While they’re not in the wrong for towing cars which are parked illegally, many towing companies are predatory in the way they do this, snatching up cars that have a defensible reason to be where they are, or charging exorbitant fees to remove the car from their lot.
The B&B Difference
However, it’s important to understand that not every company is like this. Take B&B Towing, for example. Our main area of focus isn’t even on city towing services — we put our efforts into roadside assistance and helping drivers who need a lift. We do our best to charge competitive, customer-friendly rates, and we go out of our way to help people in need ASAP — we even offer our services 24/7 so not a single person will be missed.
If you’re skeptical of towing companies, your fears might not be totally unjustified, especially if they’re based on past experiences. But that’s why it’s important to research a company beforehand. In the case of B&B, you’ll find that countless people have had positive experiences. Don’t take our word for it — see for yourself what people have said about us!
Towing Companies Only Tow Illegally Parked Cars
This one is somewhat connected to the point we already made above, but it’s worth having its own dedicated section. Like we mentioned above, towing companies are infamous for the work they do around town, which is towing cars that are illegally parked — often at the behest of the government or private companies. Nobody loves getting their car towed, so this creates a fair amount of animosity to towing companies.
But, many towing companies do far more than just local towing services. For as much towing that happens around town in apartment complex parking lots, there’s an equal amount that’s done for people who truly need it, who are stranded somewhere on the road. It’s possible for cars to break down, blow out their tires, or become otherwise undrivable for all kinds of reasons, and in those instances, towing companies are a boon, not a burden.
But it’s also important to not get hung up on the “towing” aspect, since many towing companies offer much more than that. At B&B, we offer comprehensive recovery services, roadside assistance, auto repair, tire services, and more. Our sole focus is to help out drivers in need — not punish them! If you’re having an issue with your car, consider looking up B&B instead of going straight to a mechanic, who are often keen on overcharging. You might just be pleasantly surprised at the results!
Towing Companies Aren’t Available When You Need Them
This may be true for some towing companies, but not ours. In a nutshell, a lot of people see towing companies like banks — they’ve very convenient and useful, but never available when you actually need them. A lot of breakdowns happen after work hours, or in the middle of the night on a long-distance road trip. This puts them out of reach from any towing company who doesn’t work on a 24/7 basis.
Fortunately, since our area of focus is stranded drivers, we offer 24/7 service, every day of the year. That’s right — even on Christmas, we’ll make sure to come help you out if you need our assistance. The need for towing often comes when you least expect it, and some of the most serious incidents only occur during nontraditional hours.
Towing Companies Can’t Tow Large or Unconventional Vehicles
Towing may seem like an easy option if you’re driving around a typical sedan or SUV, but what if you’re driving a huge RV, or even a semi-truck? It’s easy to feel like you’re out of luck. But cast those thoughts from your mind — towing companies aren’t one-trick ponies, and they can often handle massive vehicles. While we can’t speak for every company, this is certainly true for ours.
We will not only tow giant vehicles such as RVs, we can also recover them from dire situations, such as being tipped over, trapped in a ditch, or even submerged in water. Just because you only see our normal-sized tow trucks on the street doesn’t mean we don’t have much more impressive equipment at our disposal! We’re equipped to meet each and every need of the people in Brownington and the surrounding areas.
I’m Too Far Away From a Towing Company
Another myth that needs dispelling is the idea that towing companies only operate on a local scale. This is, of course, somewhat true — not every company is the same, and a lot of them only work within a certain geographical area. But don’t let that fool you into thinking your situation is hopeless if you find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere.
As a company that focuses on helping stranded drivers in need, our services would be pretty pointless if we abandoned anyone who was outside the city limits. Countless breakdowns happen on road trips where drivers are far from any town or city, and if you find yourself in that situation, you can bet that we’ll help you out if you just give us a call.
Not only that, we offer long-distance towing services. Do you need to transport your vehicle from New Hampshire to California? Just give us a call. Not every towing company offers this service, but we do.
Towing Services in Brownington and Littleton
We hope that this has helped to clear up some of your misconceptions about towing companies. Are you in Brownington, Littleton, or any of the other surrounding areas in NH? We can help with towing, recovery, and roadside assistance. Contact us today if you have need of our services!