If there is one thing the experts at NK Towing & Roadside Services have learned over the years, it’s that roads are becoming more and more congested. It seems that no matter how many roads get built or improved, drivers are often stuck in heavy traffic that is in a rush to go somewhere. All this extra traffic leads to delays, and drivers can become impatient. With impatience comes frustration, and some drivers take risks they should not take. The inevitable consequence of this is that collisions occur.
No matter how safely or defensively you drive, you cannot always avoid a careless driver. Their inattention means that through no fault of your own, you can become involved in a collision. When your vehicle is damaged in a collision, call us at NK Towing & Roadside Services. Within 30 minutes we will be with you to help you sort your problem out.
Safety Features in Modern Car Design
When we are buying a car, often our main focus is on which modern gadgets are included, how comfortable and easy it is to drive, its fuel economy, color, etc. We may take note of airbags and similar safety features, or see some words about crumple zones, but often, we don’t pay too much attention to them. This lack of interest is because we never really expect that we will need to use them. Unfortunately, at one time or another quite a few of us will benefit from all these safety devices.
One of the most important safety elements designed into modern cars is the way that specific areas are intended to crumple in a collision. Vehicles are designed this way so that the energy from the impact is absorbed by the vehicle and not by the passengers sitting inside the reinforced safety cell. These safety measures mean that accidents that not too many years ago would have resulted in fatalities today can leave the driver and passengers no worse than a little shaken up. As a result, an impact in which you suffer no injuries can cause considerable damage to your vehicle.
What Should You Do If You Are in a Collision?
The very first action should be to check if everyone is alright and has no injuries. Attend to injured people first, and only deal with the vehicle after you are finished. A call to us at NK Towing & Roadside Services will mean that within 30 minutes you will have the services of an experienced professional assisting you. Our first priority is to check if the vehicle is in a safe place, where it is in no danger of sustaining more damage, nor is it a hazard to other drivers.
Once the vehicle is in a safe location, an initial assessment can take place. In a very few cases of minor damage, it may be possible to carry out some small repair and get you back on the road. For example, if you have minimal body damage, but a tire has been punctured, we can change the tire and have you on your way.
Alternatively, your vehicle may only have very superficial damage but the engine will not start. This failure of the engine to start after a collision can be due to the fuel being cut off. Sometimes your car shuts off the fuel line as a safety feature during an accident to minimize the risk of fire. Your NK Towing & Roadside Services technician can locate and reset the fuel cut off to get your vehicle started and send you on your way again with a minimal delay.
If Your Vehicle is Not Drivable After a Collision
Depending on how your vehicle is hit, even a relatively small collision can mean that your vehicle is not drivable, at least temporarily. One of the major benefits of contacting us at NK Towing & Roadside Services is our wide range of resources that can be deployed to help you at your time of need. With a fleet of over 60 tow trucks and vehicle service units, we are fully equipped and trained to cover all your needs. Whatever vehicle you may be driving, from a small compact car, through RVs and buses, right up to heavy transport vehicles, we can transport your vehicle to a safe and secure storage area until a decision has been made as to what repairs your vehicle requires.
For All Your Vehicle Related Problems – Call NK Towing
Helping you out after your vehicle has been involved in a collision is just one of the services we offer from a comprehensive range of services. For over ten years, we have been providing drivers throughout northern San Diego County with premier service. We are one of San Diego California Auto Club’s (AAA) top-rated and highly commended auto servicing companies.
Our fleet of over 60 vehicles deals with over 5,000 members from AAA alone, every month. In addition, we are one of the few companies that are accredited to provide towing services to northern San Diego County’s law enforcement agencies.
Our 24-hour, seven-day service includes changing flat tires. If you are locked out of your vehicle, we can help. Have you run out of fuel while on the road? Just give us a call and we will bring you the fuel you need to get to a gas station.
If your battery is dead, we will give you a jump start. If your battery fails, we will replace it at your location with a high-quality 6-year warrantied battery. Our towing service is not just for taking care of your vehicle when it breaks down. We can transport your vehicle to a new location, or store it for you at a secure compound.
NK Towing & Roadside Services offers complete roadside service to drivers. Regardless of what you need to get up and running, give us a call first. Within 30 minutes we will arrive to help you resolve your vehicle problems. You don’t need a membership, or monthly fees. Just give us a call!