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Don't be afraid to call a tow truck


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MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -- With challenging and dangerous road conditions, many motorists find themselves off the road.

Newsline 9 spoke with several towing companies. Their message - slow down. They say if you're stuck don't hesitate to call. Draxler's in Hewit says it's not only illegal to have anyone other than a professional tow you, but you might further damage your vehicle.

"People just run a strap hooked up to whatever they can. They'll yank on stuff. They'll break bumper covers and tear off the suspension. We've done a lot of work fixing people's bent suspension, because their buddy pulled them out of the ditch and didn't hook up the right spot," Draxler's General Manager Travis Wienke said.

They say it's common to see people damage bumpers and the suspension trying to pull a car out. Those repairs can cost between $500 and $1,000.

Tow truck drivers also say slow down and make sure to give them plenty of room.

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