Roadside Assistance

Common Reasons for Needing Roadside Assistance

Most days you’re on the road, you take for granted that you can get from point A to point B with little to no obstacles. However, you may, unfortunately, find yourself in need of roadside assistance. Preparing for any number of common scenarios that may result in needing roadside assistance can help you minimize the number of times you need to call for help. 

So you stay knowledgeable and prepared, we compiled four common reasons for needing roadside assistance and what you can do to prevent them.

Getting locked out of your car.

As silly as this may seem, it happens all the time. Locking your keys inside your car is a common mistake. If you don’t have any means of entering your vehicle without your keys, you’re going to need to have somebody come with a spare or help you enter your vehicle. Many individuals don’t have spare keys to their cars, so they need to enlist the help of a towing company. Ensuring that you have a spare key on hand or getting one made is an excellent solution to minimizing this problem. Keeping a spare key in a lockbox on your car somewhere is also a viable option.

Your battery dies.

A dead battery may be due to extreme temperatures or excess wear and tear that accumulated over time. Additionally, forgetting to do something simple like turn off your car’s headlights can quickly drain your battery overnight. Keep a pair of jumper cables in the trunk of your vehicle that you can easily access even when your car is dead. These will ensure that you can get your vehicle up and running again if your battery doesn’t need to get replaced entirely

Experiencing a flat tire. 

Driving over glass, nails, or sharp objects on the road can easily result in a flat tire. It’s both unwise and unsafe to drive on a flat tire, so you should always enlist the help of roadside assistance when you don’t have a spare tire on hand and the means to replace it yourself. However, you can save yourself a call to roadside assistance if you have a spare tire kit on your vehicle and know how to change your tire yourself.

Running out of gas.

Finally, another common reason individuals need roadside assistance is that they ran out of gas while on the road. Especially between exits on the highway, there’s not much you can do about this issue without getting someone to run some gas to you. One way to minimize the cost of this dilemma is to keep an empty gas can in your car so that someone can run to a gas station if one is close enough to you to walk to and get gas to tide you over.


Knowledge can make a big difference in preventing needing to call roadside assistance, and we hope that these tips to help you prepare for common dilemmas are helpful. For 24/7 emergency roadside assistance, call Tow Pro at 615.256.TOWS(8697).

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