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Everything You Need to Know About Semi Truck Roadside Assistance

Everything You Need to Know About Semi Truck Roadside Assistance

Roadside assistance is a common feature bought for domestic vehicles, helping ensure a sudden breakdown doesn't leave the driver and passengers stranded far from home. However, it can be just as useful for semi truck drivers, particularly independent drivers without a large fleet or depot to call on in an emergency.

 

If you're regularly driving your semi for long distances in unfamiliar locations, taking out a good roadside assistance policy could be a saviour if you have an accident, breakdown, or other mishap. Depending on the nature of the emergency, your assistance provider could send an expert mechanic to fix your problem there and then, or arrange a prompt tow to a truck repair shop in Edmonton or much further afield.

 

But what should you look for in a good semi truck roadside assistance package? Read on to find out.

 

Service and Repair Areas Covered

Service and Repair Areas Covered

 

Different assistance policies cover different options, but here are the most common ones that even a basic package should include.

 

- Fuel Delivery

 

It can happen to the best of us. Even the most experienced semi truck driver can misjudge the distance to their next truck stop or underestimate the amount of fuel a heavy load is burning up. If you find yourself stranded on a remote highway with no fuel in your tank, you'll usually be able to get a fuel delivery to get you moving long enough to reach the next filling station on your journey.

 

- Flat Tires

Flat Tires

 

While a catastrophic blowout is thankfully a rare event, picking up a simple flat tire is just a fact of life for any driver who covers large distances. A good roadside assistance provider will arrange for a nearby mechanic to come to your truck with the right kind of replacement tire and the tools to fit it quickly.

 

- Flat Battery

 

If you've put off replacing that old battery until after your next job's done, it's easy to get stranded if the battery dies before you expected. A good roadside assistance policy will send someone to give you a jump start, keeping you driving until you reach the next truck repair shop to fit a replacement.

 

- Roadside Repairs

Roadside Repairs

 

If your truck experiences any other problem that leaves you in the lurch, you'll be able to call on an experienced truck repair technician who can diagnose the problem and hopefully put it right directly at the roadside.

 

- Towing Facility

 

But for a more major failure or an accident that leaves your truck undrivable, you'll also be able to arrange low-cost towing to an approved truck repair location to keep your downtime to a minimum. But before buying a policy, check whether you can choose your preferred towing destination or if there's a maximum distance covered.

 

Enjoy Expert Truck Repair in Edmonton

Enjoy Expert Truck Repair in Edmonton

 

Even if you avoid roadside emergencies, your semi deserves expert servicing and truck repair. Whether you need a quick oil change, a full transmission inspection, or a major brake repair, our semi truck service centre in Edmonton will get you back on the road quickly and for less.

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