We’re often called out to assist people who’ve been caught in hazardous driving conditions. Our professional tow truck drivers are available to assist in any emergency 24 hours a day.
Despite the fact that Victoria experienced 33% lower than average rainfall in July, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, it has also experienced some wild winds and sudden downpours. This winter season has seen some heavy showers and thunderstorms due to cold fronts passing across the region. Wilson’s Promontory saw the wettest July day and also the strongest winds (max speed recorded at 146km/h).
Hazards of Driving in Bad Weather
Our expert tow truck drivers service Melbourne’s inner and outer suburbs, as well as, the Mornington Peninsula. They’ve listed some of the top hazards they see drivers struggle with in bad weather.
The roads are often at their most slippery during the start of the rainfall. This is because of the oil and fluid built up on the road. It is important to increase your following distance to counteract any potential sliding when you apply brakes.
If your vehicle is not equipped with headlights that can adjust to the prevailing weather conditions, ensure your headlights are on so that you are visible in poor conditions.
In a sudden heavy downpour, the water may not have time to drain off the road surface. If you find you have no choice but to drive through a huge puddle, there’s a good chance your tires will lose traction. Don’t panic and don’t apply brakes – remember there’s no traction. Keep your hands firmly on the steering wheel to ensure the car stays in the lane and doesn’t veer off into passing vehicles. Glide through and once out you can apply brakes to slow the vehicle.
In hazardous conditions it is always tempting to call a loved one to tell them about the horrendous conditions you’ve been caught in – don’t’ text or take your eyes off the road. Concentration is crucial – be aware of your surroundings and any other vehicles on the road.
Safe Driving Tips in Wet Weather
Switch on your lights
Double your following distance
Avoid unnecessary lane changes
Avoid suddenly braking or accelerating
Stay in the middle of the lane
Never drive through floodwater
Don’t drive in cruise control – water on the road will slow your vehicle down and cruise control will try to compensate
Check road conditions before you start your journey
Our attitude is ‘whatever it takes’. Our tow truck drivers are keen to provide the best customer service to all of our clients. We offer 24-hour emergency service 7 days a week. If you’re ever faced with a roadside emergency, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We have the skills, equipment and know-how to solve any kind of vehicle emergency.
Ahmed took great care and attention to detail in loading and unloading my BMW M4. It's not every day you find a towing company that knows how to handle prestige vehicles.
13:38 05 Nov 23
100% Professional and reliable. Ahmed was absolutely a pleasure to deal with. Very helpful in finding the perfect solution to a tricky situation. Highly recommend.
10:38 13 Oct 23
Very helpful quick and affordable
03:12 02 Oct 23
We needed to tow our Porsche 997.2 Carrera from the depths of our apartment carpark to Porsche Centre Melbourne. GT used a low rise unit operated by Tom to enter the carpark and collect our cherished vehicle. Tom's executed the tow with great skill and performed a flawless job. I would not hesitate to use GT and Tom for this task again - hopefully will never need to!
06:37 26 Sep 23
Great, friendly and reliable. Would highly recommend.
00:23 04 Sep 23
Our car was stuck in one of the steepest and angled driveways that barely had room for one car. Tom was amazing and really took the time to technically work it out and incredibly got the car out unscathed! Very impressed and grateful for the help we were given today, would highly recommend Tom, he’s a legend!
05:34 31 Jul 23
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13:53 03 Jun 23
Professional and hassle free.
00:50 30 May 23
08:57 05 May 23
I had my car battery replaced by Michael who was super friendly and quick! Highly recommend 😀
08:29 28 Mar 23
These guys are awesome! Used them twice now and was lucky enough to have Tom tow it both times, he took care of my pride and joy, kept me in the loop regarding pick up and drop off and went over and above to make sure my car was looked after. Highly recommend to anyone.
Daniel “Dan” Stivala
01:40 25 Mar 23
Unfortunately I found myself in a situation with one deflated run-flat tyre but Tom at Gardenstate Towing came to my rescue. Tom was absolutely pleasant and courteous! Let me ride up front and dropped me off home along the way to South Yarra BMW. Highly recommend Tom and Gardenstate Towing services!
23:41 22 Mar 23
My stupid car broke down on Hoddle St Melbourne, at least close to a pub! Tom was prompt and efficient and had me on my way (back to the pub) in no time. Thanks mate
12:07 21 Mar 23
Fred was great! He towed my son’s car late at night and was incredibly positive and non-judgemental. His customer service skills was second to none, and someone who modelled a genuine enthusiasm for his work. What a great role model!
08:46 21 Mar 23
Day ruined due to a flat tire on my motorbike.Tom turned it around with his prompt and friendly service. Dropped me and the bike home safely and with a smile.Cheers Tom.