Towing your Auto Due to an Accident

It is best to prepare for an accident before it ever happens. One good idea to sign up with a company like the CSAA (AAA) to save money on towing. You should also have a cell phone so you can call the towing company if you get in an accident.

If you get in an auto accident, and you are unable to drive your automobile, you must move off of the road. Try to move your car to the shoulder of the road. If you are in the middle of the road and cannot get it safely to the side of the road, leave your hood up as a sign that there is something wrong with your car. Someone will probably call the authorities to get your car safely off the road.

The next step is to call the CSAA or another auto towing company. If you do not have a cell phone, you should find the nearest call box if you can get to it safely. Ask the operator for the nearest AAA office. Do not call 911 just because your car is dead. If no one is injured, a standard auto accident is not an emergency. Regardless of whether you call or not, a police officer will probably arrive on the scene. It helps if you have already called AAA or another towing company. Once a police officer arrives he will call his auto towing company, which may be more expensive than yours. Make sure you get the name, phone number and address of the auto towing company.