You might not have had the need for it yet, but chances are at least once in your lifetime, you’re going to need to hire a long distance towing service. Maybe you’ve bought a motorcycle but you don’t have a motorcycle licence. Or maybe you have a special old American car that you don’t want to put resale-killing miles on. Or better yet, you need a motor home moved?
No matter the reason or the circumstance, an experienced towing business like 24-7 Towing in Portland, Oregon has the tools and knowledge to get it done.
Vetting a Towing Service
Because you’re shipping a valuable personal item, you’ll want to properly vet any possible transport company and the first step is to make sure that any potential towing service company is fully licensed, bonded and insured to operate hauling the load that’s being requested.
Moving a car is covered under most towing company’s licences, however hauling a mobile home or large RV can be a different story all together. Any prospective company will need to have the appropriate certifications and equipment available to handle the size, weight and complexities of the haul.
Moving something large and valuable is a logistical challenge, so you’ll want to look into how much experience a potential towing company has. How many years have they been in business? Obviously having a company with many years under their belt can only be a benefit to a successful transportation. Every haul is unique and it’s comforting to think that an experienced company may have already dealt with whatever situations comes up during the job.
Next you’ll want to find out if the prospective tower has a good online reputation? Google, Yellow Pages Yelp are the most well-known online review portals, but you’ll also want to check with the Better Business Bureau to see if the company has any history of complaints.
Once you’ve settled on a towing service company you’ll want to plan the pickup. Make sure to do some research and ensure the towing service goes where you need the vehicle dropped off.
When you’ve planned with the driver where your vehicle is going to be picked up, it’s best you’re there when they arrive. Not every towing service needs you to be present during pickup, but if there are any problems during the pickup, it’s a good idea to stay put.
When the car or motorcycle is picked up, your job is finished. The service will transport your car to the planned drop-off area. You might want to be there when the car is dropped off but if it’s in a free parking space there’s no immediate need. If you want to be there when the vehicle is dropped off, you will get a call from the towing service. If you do not want to, and you are not needed to be there when it is dropped off, you will get a call from the towing service when it’s dropped off at the correct spot.
The 24-7 Towing Team
With over 50 combined years of towing service experience. the 24-7 Towing Team is comprised of dedicated, trained towing professionals whose prime focus is to proudly serve the Portland and Vancouver metro area’s tow truck requests. We’re a full service company which means we take most roadside assistance calls like jump start services, flat tire assistance, and mobile locksmith services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition we provide and a variety of towing services including motorcycle transport and long distance towing.
Additionally we’re fully licensed, bonded and insured in both Oregon and Washington and – as the name implies – available on a 24/7 basis with our versatile selection of tow trucks and service equipment to address your unique Roadside Assistance needs.
Give us a call today at (503) 468-5090 and a knowledgeable representative on our 24-7 Towing Team will be happy to help.