How To Buy A Recovery Truck

by Dav Wayman

Businesses specialising in vehicle recovery provide an invaluable service — especially for car owners who have, for one reason or another, had the misfortune of their vehicle suffering from a breakdown.

If you are considering making a foray into this business, there are several important aspects that you need to look into and consider.

There are instances wherein towed vehicles need to be impounded. Maybe the vehicle has been illegally parked, or perhaps the car owner hasn't paid yet for your services. In any case, you need to make sure that you have a parking lot that has ample room to hold several vehicles at a given time.

Next, you need to carefully select your drivers. Make sure that they have the appropriate license and a clean record. Invest time and money toward their training, especially in dealing with customers with utmost courtesy.

In order to ensure the profitability of your business, you also need to establish connections with the local police, traffic enforcers and auto repair shops. It is also worthwhile to put up advertisements in the yellow pages and among car parts suppliers.

Finally, you need to pay attention to your business's most important asset: the recovery truck. Dubai residents who want to make a foray into the vehicle recovery business can choose between used and new trucks. However, in most circumstances, buying a new vehicle can be the most cost-efficient route as
some used trucks have hidden defects that may end up costing you more money in repairs in the long haul.

In choosing a recovery truck, one of the most important factors you need to consider is the load-bearing capacity of the truck. Unless you want to specialise in hauling a specific type of vehicle, your truck should be capable of handling different types of cars, from SUVs to smaller vehicles.

For the truck bed, you can choose between a beavertail and a slidebed. Do note that while beavertails are less costly, they are not exactly suited for hauling damaged vehicles.

What is the best size for a recovery truck? Generally, recovery trucks are classified into three types: the 3.5-ton, 7.5-ton, and 10-ton versions. If you want to focus on hauling smaller cars, opt for the 7.5-ton truck. If you want a truck that is more versatile and can carry larger vehicles, choose the 10-ton version.

If you opt for a new truck, find a reputable dealer who can provide you with invaluable advice and even top-notch customer service.

About the author: Dav Wayman is a car enthusiast. At such a young age, he has already attended close to a thousand car shows. To further intensify his knowledge in cars, he took a short course in Automotive. He usually visits sites like to boost his knowledge about the auto industry. He shares what he learned through writing.

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