While many insurance companies offer towing as an included or extra feature to their services, this does not stop many tow truck drivers from swarming an accident scene at the moment of impact. Taking advantage of a stressful and vulnerable situation, they often try to pressure you in to utilizing their or their suppliers’ services. Don’t get caught off guard by unauthorized towing services and towing costs.
Being an iWYZE member means there’s no need to worry about who to call. Save 0860 63 33 39 on your phone, and use it in the event of any emergency – everything will be taken care of.
Closing the loop between the accident and the activities that follow, iWYZE offers, iALERT, a free emergency service when you join iWYZE. Think of it as our way of saying “thank you” for your loyalty. As a valued member, you will be taken care of for a range of emergencies including, towing to the nearest service provider or place of safekeeping.
The cost (both physically and psychologically) of using illegal or non-certified tow trucks can be far reaching. Cost can range anywhere between R 19 864.09 – R 23 000.00.
If for whatever reason you do find yourself in a sticky situation and need to make use of a tow truck (that’s not a recommended supplier from your insurer), make sure you are protected. Ensure you check their credentials as well as the personal information: name of company, driver, tow truck registration and their office number. Do not sign any documents before you have read through them and understand all costs involve.
The National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 stipulates in Section 61(3) states that: “…no person shall remove a vehicle involved in an accident, except for the purpose of sufficiently allowing the passage of traffic, without the permission of the owner, driver or operator of such vehicle or a person who may lawfully take possession of such a vehicle.”
iALERT covers road emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, meaning they’ll always be there when you need them most!
Visit Satra.co.za and Utasa.co.za for more info about the towing industry in South Africa and www.iwyze.co.za for more info.