Average Costs

Average Costs Of A Towing Company

Hook Up Fees - $25-$150
Mileage Charges $2 - $6 per mile

Prices fluctuate depending on many different variables. Most towing companies charge a hook up fee that depends on the vehicle size.  Then there is a mileage fee. 

Other fees

  • Gas surcharge
  • Credit card processing
  • Labor charge
  • Tolls 
  • Destination fees and more.......

Services Offered By Towing Companies

  • Flat Bed Towing
  • Medium & Light Duty Towing
  • Heavy Duty Towing
  • Incident Management
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Jump Starts
  • Fuel & Water Delivery
  • Recovery Services
  • Lockouts
  • Tire Changes
  • Motorcycle Towing
  • Flatbed Towing
  • Flat Tire Change
  • Accident Removal
  • Car Lockout
  • Local & Long Distance Towing
  • Battery Jumpstart
  • Gas Fills
  • Ignition Key

Basic Information

Finding The Right Towing Service

Internet
This is the easiest way to find local tow truck services  

Ask Friends and Family
Recommendations from people you trust work most of the time.

Company Information
Call the company and ask about their services and rates.

Insurance
Ask for their business insurance

Business License
Ask for their local and state business license.

Hours Of Operation
Find out the company’s hours of operation and if they offer 24/7 emergency response

Other Services
Besides helping in towing your vehicle, great towing companies also offer other services. A company that offers more than just towing is always best to go with.

Be Proactive
Don’t wait until your vehicle breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Find the right towing services for yourself to use during emergencies.

Different Types Of Towing Equipment

Flatbed Tow Trucks
These trucks have a large empty bed in the back. This bed inclines and forms a ramp so that the vehicle that needs to be towed can be either driven on the ramp or dragged in place using a winch. Using hydraulics, the platform is then moved back in horizontal position.

Wheel-Lift Tow Trucks
We are pretty similar with hook and chain trucks. The only difference is that instead of a chain, they use a yoke. Using hydraulics, the yoke is placed under the front or rear axle of the vehicle and then lifted up. Even though it’s a highly used towing method, wheel-lift is not the best as only the front or back of the vehicle is lifted from the ground.

Hook And Chain Tow Truck
Hook & Chain Towing is no longer used as much as it once was. The main reason for this is because they work by wrapping a chain around the frame or axle of the vehicle and this causes scratches or other damage. Some companies still use hook and chain trucks, but mostly for vehicles that have been severely damaged. If this is not your case, then make sure your towing company doesn’t send you a hook and chain tow truck.

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