If you experience a flat tire or engine problems on the road, a tow truck may be the only way to get your vehicle the maintenance that it needs. However, you should be careful not to accept help too quickly. Some towing services can scam you by offering to help, only to charge you a small fortune once your vehicle has been moved.
Here are some tips to help you avoid towing scams:
- Never accept unsolicited help from a tow truck.
- Check to see if your insurance policy includes roadside assistance coverage.
- Don’t let a tow truck move your vehicle until you have a printed receipt or invoice for the towing service.
- Don’t give out any irrelevant personal information, such as your home address.
If you believe that you’re being targeted by a towing scam, call your local authorities. If you meet in a car accident you can follow these 8 steps to filing an auto claim or contact our in-house Claims Manager at 1-888-768-8001.
Cornerstone Insurance Brokers is a full line insurance brokerage with offices in Woodbridge (Vaughan), Aurora, Markham, and Barrie. Cornerstone provides car insurance, home insurance, motorcycle insurance, farm insurance, equine insurance, rural insurance, business insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, critical illness insurance and health insurance, as well as employee group benefits all over Ontario.