If you are in need of a tow truck, either for buying or renting, you would definitely need to research to make sure that you get the best deal for your money. After all, who would want to get stuck with a poor-quality tow vehicle? Time invested in finding the best deal possible would definitely be time worthwhile. So if you're looking to find out how to get the best value for your money when it comes to purchasing or renting out a tow truck or tow car, here are some suggestions to help you with your search:
- Look for reliable brands. It is worth it to pay a little more extra for well-known truck brands, rather than risk it with brands that may be cheaper, but which you've never heard of before. Some of the best brands you can invest in include IVECO, Dodge, GMC, Volvo and Chevrolet. When buying used, make sure that you find out about its mileage, how it was used before, its transmission, and its year. Other information you should inquire about would include its features, towing equipment and other accompanying accessories.
- Go to reputable dealers. Make sure that you go to tried-and-tested places where you could be sure you're dealing with legit businesspeople. Websites you could visit include truckmax.com and usedtruckstogo.com where you could choose among truck categories from heavy duty to light duty trucks, and trailers; heavytruckstogo.com, with options relevant to your search such as Wrecker Tow Trucks and Flatbed Tow Trucks (with brands such as Ford, International and Freightliner). Pictures with brief descriptions of the trucks' features, conditions and specifications (such as engine type, engine specs, suspension and tires, all presented in chart form for your ease) would aid you in your selections.
- Another option for you would be to visit the websites that concentrate on sales for one particular reputable brand. If your chosen brand is Ford, for example, you could go to fordtowtrucks.com or to fordtrucksonline.com. You would be able to find new and used models in these sites. Some websites offer financing options; check them out for more details. If you're only looking for tow truck rental (for your city towing needs, for example), the same principle applies: make sure that you transact business only with reputable establishments, and who have trustworthy drivers. One sure way of making sure you deal with good truck rental companies would be to check out the company listing at bbb.org. Some reliable online sites would include pensketruckrental.com, budgettruck.com, and enterprisetrucks.com. Another tip here is to choose a tow rental company near your location, in order to lessen your expenses.
- Know how much tow rental costs at your area. Usually, tow expenses would be calculated this way: there will be a charge for the "hook up," and then additional dollars for every mile towed. Typically, hook-up charges are at $75, and additional $3 per mile. It would depend upon your locality and the towing service as to what the exact charges would be. It's a great idea to do call different towing services for their rates, and then keep their contact numbers in handy so that when you'd need them, you would be able to have easy access to them.
There you have it! These tips will definitely help you when looking for the best deals for tow truck sales and rentals.