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Safety First: Yes, You Have Limits

Although we live in a free country where you can, fortunately, enjoy many freedoms, you do have limits as to what you can do reasonably and safely. Such is the case if you have transportation trouble. Just because you can doesn’t mean that you should. While you may try strategies to remedy the situation yourself, not all of those courses of action are safe. When the scenario places you or other drivers in danger or otherwise significantly impacts other travelers, it’s best to get professional help. For towing and related repair services, count on Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Considerations that Should Prompt You to Consider a Tow

Perhaps you’re wondering how you’ll know when it’s time to call for a tow. As stated, always consider safety first. We’re glad to share other general rules of thumb that might help you make a sound decision. Related to personal protection, consider whether or not it’s safe to exit your vehicle. This is a judgment call you’ll need to make this judgment call on a case-by-case basis as no two circumstances are the same. For example, is your auto in a precarious position that increases the likelihood that you’ll fall down, slip, or be hit by another driver? If so, it’s best to call for a tow, wait inside your car, and engage your emergency flashers to warn others and help the tow truck operator see you. Likewise, if you’ve become injured in a traffic incident, it’s advisable to call for a tow. Should you attempt to continue driving, you may further injure yourself or suffer from an impairment that will cause a secondary accident. Further, if your vehicle suffers from certain problems, continuing to drive can potentially exacerbate the problem. For instance, you’re safe to drive to reach our shop if you see a solid illuminated check engine light, but it’s not good to continue attempting to travel with a car that won’t change gears. If there’s been a major crash, it’s best to have your automobile towed so that a certified technician can ensure that your car is safe to operate. (Obviously, the damage is sometimes so severe that you can’t drive it.) Finally, walking on a busy or dark roadway is dangerous if you’re out of gas. A tow operator with ample emergency lighting will be glad to safely deliver a can of fuel.

Reputable Towing Services Near You

If your vehicle is damaged or on the fritz or if you are not in a safe situation, you can always rely on Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers for a tow. Since 1973, we’ve been helping our neighbors in need of a hand with transportation.

Written by Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers