The holiday season is in full swing and although different from what we’re used to, we’re still out and about. Perhaps we’re not having big get-togethers with family and friends, but most people are still doing some holiday shopping and using their cars to get around. A notoriously busy season for families, it’s also a busy season for towing companies as our services are most relied upon. Whether you’re travelling to exchange gifts at a distance or greet the family from the car, there’s always a possibility that you might run into trouble in cold, icy weather.

Let’s take a look at 3 reasons why you might need a Vancouver towing and how to avoid it.

Emergency Towing

During the holiday season, millions of people are on the road. More-so than any other part of the year. Although this year is very different from the years before, more cars on the road mean higher chances of running into people driving intoxicated. This also increases the chances of running into people who perhaps don’t have winter tires, or are not well-trained in driving on snowy or icy roads. All of these factors combined lead to a higher rate of accidents or roadside emergencies. Whether people run into collisions, drunk drivers or park in the wrong spot, towing companies are at the rescue.

Roadside Assistance

Roadside emergencies and breakdowns can happen during any part of the year, but that chance is accelerated during the holidays. Batteries are more susceptible to failure during below-freezing temperatures, cars are more fragile, accident rates are higher and people are more prone to running out of gas or getting locked out of their vehicles. It’s crucial that there are reliable, fast and professional towing companies like us available to help 24/7 should any problems arise.

Do a double check before you leave the garage. Make sure your battery is in good working order, all of your tires are well-pumped, you have everything you need in your emergency kit and your phone is fully charged.

Disallowed Parking

During the holidays, the amount of people parking illegally either in reserved parking or blocked areas increases significantly. Parking is much less available as there are more people out and about, going for lunch and doing their Christmas shopping. During this time of year, more tickets get written up because parking enforcement is well aware of the amount of illegal parking that happens.

It’s a good idea to be extra careful this time of year to avoid running into trouble. Read signs thoroughly and spend time looking for parking where you’re guaranteed to not have any issues.

In need of 24/7 emergency towing? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us should you need our help. We are always on-call and ready to get you back on the road and to a location of safety.