Having your car towed was probably not on your daily agenda. The most common reasons to have your car towed include a car accident, tire emergency, broken down car, and moving cities. If your car must be towed, the team at Southside Wrecker wants you to feel relaxed and prepared for the process. Follow these tips to ensure a smooth and simple tow:

  • If in a Safe Spot, Wait in Your Vehicle—When your car is out of the flow of traffic, your car is generally the safest place for you to wait for your towing company. Stay buckled up and wait with your valuables. If you must exit your car, leave through the passenger side to avoid stepping into traffic.
  • Make Sure Your Windows are Shut—By making sure your windows are closed, you can avoid getting the interior of your car dirty from dirt and debris along the way.
  • Get Your Valuables — If your vehicle is not being towed home, make sure to take anything of value with you before your car is towed.
  • Call an Experienced and Professional Company—Quality is more important than the company with the cheapest estimate. Since you are entrusting your vehicle to this company, you need to make sure that they are capable. Also, if a towing company shows up which you did not call, beware of using the service. Some towing companies try to take advantage of stranded motorists by offering their services at increased prices. If you have contacted a reputable company, sit back and wait for them to arrive.
  • Leave It to The Pros—Listen to your tow driver. They will handle every aspect of the tow. The safest place you can be is in the cab of their truck with your seat belt on.


With over three decades of experience, our team of professionals at Southside Wrecker can be trusted to arrive quickly, complete your tow properly, and support you through this hard day.

Any time we are on the road, we should all look out for our fellow motorists. If you see flashing lights on the shoulder of the road, always remember to slow down and move over a lane. This one step can protect you as well as prevent further secondary accidents.