Decide to Tow?

There are certain times and scenarios where you can’t save your vehicle from doom. Breakdowns and accidents happen all the time on the road, and you’ve probably seen them. One of these days, that person on the side of the road may be you. While the team at Snellville Auto Center does our best through maintenance and repairs to prevent this from happening, we want you to feel prepared just in case. 

Some people cringe at the thought of calling for a tow because they think it will cost them a ton of money. However, the additional cost of calling a towing company is nothing when it can save you hundreds of dollars in car damage. Some car emergencies are that urgent.

That is why it is important for you to stay educated on how your car performs and be able to catch signs of unusual smells, sounds, and leaks. All of these are indicators that can signal a breakdown is on the way.

So, when should you call for a tow?

  • Check engine light is flashing
  • Oil pressure light is on
  • Burning smells
  • Strong smell of gasoline
  • Brakes fail to work
  • Engine overheating
  • Engine whirring or knocking
  • Engine stalling 
  • Failing transmission
  • Empty gas tank
  • Dead battery in an unknown area with no assistance
  • Car accident

These are just a handful of the many vehicle-related problems that require you to rely on a tow truck to move your car out of the road. Otherwise, continuing to drive in such conditions can put your car at risk of serious damage (some of which will be irreversible). If you experience any of the problems mentioned above, is important that you get your impaired automobile to a trusted auto repair shop immediately. 

For questions or interests regarding our towing service, please contact the team at Snellville Auto Center today.

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