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How Ottawa Tow Truck Services Make Sure Your Towing Goes Off Without A Hitch

As a tow truck driver, there are a ton of unforeseen safety precautions that may need to be done when you arrive at the site of an accident. From helping manage traffic to getting client information, a tow driver’s job isn’t always as cut and dry as it seems. One of the key parts of towing is checking to ensure that the area is safe and that there will be no issues with the removal process. There are few problems that are as disruptive as having a car break down, and it is for this reason that Ottawa tow truck services like Canadian Towing employ skilled and quick thinking drivers who are adept at handling any towing situation.

Using A Tow Truck Service

A lot can go wrong when it comes to towing a vehicle, which is why it is generally advised that you call a professional tow truck service in your area when you run into trouble. Circumstances can change without warning, but an expert driver won’t have any trouble helping your tow go smoothly. If you’ve ever wondered just what a tow truck driver is going to assess when it comes to towing your vehicle, check out this list of common checks.

Detailed Checks A Tow Driver Uses

  • Look for obstacles, such as tree stumps, fence posts or sign posts
  • Confirm that the rigging is attached to components on the casualty that have the integrity to withstand the forces of the recovery. This will avoid secondary damage to the casualty and shock loads caused by failed rigging points
  • Chains, straps, hooks, and wires for travel path should be inspected so that nothing can slide or re position during the recovery process and cause an unexpected shock load or damage the casualty or the rigging
  • Ensure that the hooks are positioned and loaded in such a way so as to avoid tip loading and side loading
  • Secure hooks with latches fully closed or secure mouse hooks without provisions for latches with mechanic’s wire or duct tape.
  • Make sure the wire rope is in a straight line from the boom head to the casualty or the snatch blocks, and only contacts at the termination device and sheaves.
  • Ensure that the boom heights are enough.
  • See to it that the truck is stable enough and properly placed to anchor the load
  • Make sure the length of the wire rope to the rigging is sufficient to exceed balance points for any up righting procedures
  • Make sure wire departure angles off the boom head are not too sharp.
  • If your final check reveals any problems or issues, this is the time to address them. Release tension on the wire and make any and all corrections necessary for a successful recovery.

There are some things that are better left to the professionals. While there are things that you should do while waiting for a tow truck, there are a number of things that your towing driver will check in order to ensure that your tow is successful. All you need to do is find the right tow truck company to work with and stay safe while you wait.

Call An Ottawa Towing Service

Did your car break down? Were you in an accident that renders your car undrivable? At Canadian Towing of Ottawa, we want your towing service to be one that you can trust when disaster strikes. Go to to find out more and give us a call so we will have a tow truck driver and our expert team out to your location fast.  We know that there are a lot of Ottawa towing companies to choose from, but between our comprehensive service options, fast and reliable towing and service technicians, and extremely reasonable and cheap prices, we believe that we can be the best towing company for you in your need. We pride ourselves in providing fast, reliable, and cheap tow service.



Canadian Towing

1601 Michael St #B

Ottawa, ON K1B 3T5

(613) 519-0312


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Usually, when you require a towing service, it’s under less than relaxing circumstances. When you need to think on your feet, it’s important to know the steps to choosing the best towing company. Choosing the right company is a simple process, which can really help you out when you’re in a difficult situation. By thinking ahead you will arm yourself with the knowledge of who to call in the event that your car breaks down.

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Ottawa Police Reporting Collision Centres

Accidents happen, that’s one reason we are in business after all! In most cases, vehicle accidents are minor and result in damage to the vehicle and the drivers' ego most often. If you happen to be in an accident and no one got hurt, Ottawa Police Services will request that you and the other party report to one of the three available centre’s near your accident location. Since accidents can occur anytime, each centre is open 24 hours a day, every day of the week. For complete information, please do take a moment to visit the Ottawa Police Service Collision Reporting Centres webpage.

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Ottawa Safe Winter Driving Tips From Canadian Towing Service

canadian towing tow truck in Ottawa during winter

Winter is here whether we like or not, and in many parts of Canada, there is a lot of snow already dusting the roads. Safe driving is an important part of being on the road, but drivers need to pay special attention to road conditions during the winter and inclement weather to make sure everyone has a safe trip. In the winter, driving is much more hazardous owing in part to the longer periods of darkness, and the varied forms of extreme weather that are often seen in the Ottawa area. Over the last few years, there have been several instances of floods and extended heavy snowfall. 

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8 Tips to Avoid Towing Scams in Ottawa

There are Tow Truck Scams?

It’s been such a problem in Ottawa that as of January 1st of this year, towing companies are now subject to the rules and regulations set forth by the Consumer Protection Act of 2002. They are required to post prices clearly online, provide detailed invoices and disclose all locations. But even with all these precautions, fraudulent activity continues to occur.

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Everything You Need to Know About Tire Replacement and Flat Tire Repair

When Murphy’s Law Strikes

You are on the way to a crucial interview that could decide the path of your future when the unexpected strikes. You hit a hitch in the road and that one tire, the same one you thought about replacing last week, makes a horrible sound. Suddenly you’re thudding down the road and in your mind that successful handshake of a new job is fading out like a bad movie.

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5 Reasons You May Need Roadside Assistance in Ottawa

Getting stranded can be a scary experience. When your car mysteriously stops working or you need flat tire repair, leaving you stranded on a busy highway or country back road, a roadside assistance team is great for getting you back on your way. Having road assistance with a tow truck through a towing service and a flat tire repair team on call in Ottawa is great for many reasons:

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Advice for Choosing the Right Car Towing Service

Unexpected car troubles such as a flat tire or empty gas tank can leave us stranded on the side of the road. When family and friends are unable to come to our rescue, we must resort to a car towing service. With our unlimited options, there are important things to consider in order to choose the towing company. Following the advice that follows will get you on the right track to choosing the right car towing service available to you.

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