When it comes to incidents that might require roadside assistance, perhaps you think you can handle some of the more common potential issues, like a flat tire, on your own. But roadside assistance can provide much more than just a swap to a new tire. Here are a few of the different things that a roadside assistance service can do for you that you might not want to try on your own.
Using a Winch to Pull Your Stuck Vehicle Out of a Ditch
Your vehicle went off the road and now it's really off the road, stuck in a ditch or maybe even in a bit of a ravine. Trying to push the vehicle out of its current position could be difficult or even dangerous for you and any passengers. A roadside assistance company will have access to additional equipment such as a winch that can be used to safely pull the vehicle out of your current situation and back onto the road, sending you on your way.
Gas Delivery to a Busy Highway Where It Would Be Dangerous for You to Walk
You really thought you could make it to that gas station, didn't you? But then you hit bumper-to-bumper traffic or another issue and now here you are, on the side of the road, or maybe even still on the road, with a car that is out of gas. If you are blocking a roadway, you might actually want to contact the authorities for assistance first, but either way, you will need to get more gas for your vehicle before you will be going anywhere again. Trying to walk or run through a busy highway or other road is obviously not a good idea. A much safer idea is to stay seated in your car or get out of the car and quickly get to a safe spot where no traffic is coming through while you wait for your roadside assistance service to deliver gas right to your location.
Get You Back Into Your Car Without Damaging the Vehicle
You thought your keys were in your pocket or your purse but you clearly left them in the car. Maybe you even had your keys but you lost them somehow or a key broke when you put it into the lock. If you want to get back into your vehicle without having to resort to smashing a window, you will need professional assistance. A roadside professional can provide lockout help.