Although you may think that these two terms can be used interchangeably, this is not true. In fact, these two terms are used for two different services offered by a professional towing company. Here are some of the significant differences in the requirements and demands of these two situations and services.
What Is Towing?
A towing service is one in which a professional tows your vehicle behind their towing truck and gets you to a safe place. You need a towing service when your car has broken down due to a mechanical or electrical failure. You’ll need to tow your car when you cannot drive it anymore, and you require a professional’s help to fix the problem.
What Do You Require For Towing?
When you require a towing service, you’ll need to be sure of one thing. Your car must be able to move on the road on its wheels. The tow truck will tow your car in a way that two wheels (usually the back ones) will be on the road, and the front wheels will be in the air. So, before you contact your towing experts, you must be sure that it is possible for them to tow your vehicle.
The next thing you need to tell them is the type, model, weight, and other car specifications of your car. Knowing this information will help the tow professionals bring the most suitable towing vehicle and other equipment they might require.
Another thing you need to do and is not attempt to try and fix the problem yourself. You may damage yourself and your car further in doing so. All you need to do is wait patiently for the towing professional to arrive at the spot, assess your car’s condition and the situation, and get you out of trouble immediately.
What Is Vehicle Recovery?
It is not always a mechanical or electrical problem that stops your car. God forbid, accidents also happen on the road. When a vehicle meets an accident and becomes either damaged or goes off the road in a ditch, you need a vehicle recovery service.
Professional towing companies will also offer good vehicle recovery services to recover a client’s vehicle and take it to the nearest workshop or the destination they select. The car is loaded on the recovery vehicle rather than being dragged behind it.
What Do You Need To Do?
If your vehicle has met an accident and you require professional recovery services, you need to act a little differently. Your topmost priority must be to get out of your car or vehicle. When you are inside the car, you never know the extent of damage to your car. A gasoline leak or any other factor can put your life at risk.
Getting out of your car immediately will ensure your safety. Moreover, you can assess the extent and type of damage that occurred to your car. This will enable you to communicate the precise details of the situation to the vehicle recovery professionals.
Secondly, you need to go to the nearest and safest place with your family members or friends who might be with you in the car. You must keep your car in your sight while waiting for professional help to arrive.
Another thing you need to do is to make sure people also don’t gather around your car to shoot photos and videos. It can endanger their lives, too.