Towing Services

There are many reasons why you might find yourself in need of a tow or related services. It could be that your car broke down and left you stranded on the side of the road. Maybe your car tire has gone flat and you are not equipped with a spare or a jack. Sometimes your car battery suddenly dies on you while you do not have jumping off cables in the trunk. Other times drivers are involved in a car accident where the damage is too severe to just drive away from the scene of the wreck. You might have accidentally locked your car keys inside your car while in a store parking lot. Whatever your particular quandary is concerning you and your car, tow services are what you are most likely going to require in any of these or various other unpleasant sounding scenarios.

Tows and their provided services can cover all of these vehicle failures and so much more. Among the many types of problems and failures that these critical operators help with and provide services for are:

  • Light duty tows
  • Heavy duty tows
  • Long distance tows
  • Flatbed tows
  • Wrecker Service
  • Accident removal
  • Private property tows
  • Luxury and exotic vehicle tows
  • On/off-road winching
  • Car lockout solutions
  • Car battery replacement and installation
  • Car tire change
  • Out of gas refueling
  • Weak battery jump start
  • Jammed ignition key solution
  • 24/7 Auto tows
  • 24/7 Roadside assistance
  • Car tow after accident
  • 24/7 trunk opening services
  • Insurance authorized tow services
  • Tow dolly

Types of Breakdown Services Available

Light Duty Towing Service

Light duty tows cover the services that most consumers will require on the road. This includes cars, trucks, SUVs, passenger vans, pick up vans, exotic trailers, and luxury cars. The most common reasons for these types of vehicles requiring tow services center around accidents, breakdowns and mechanical/electrical failures, and driving while drunk incidents.

For these types of automobiles, tow services will offer both short and long distance tows via either a winch tow truck or flatbed vehicles. These services are most commonly utilized for either private individual, family, or commercial fleet needs.

Heavy Duty Towing Service

In contrast to the individual and commercial tow services used for light duty, heavy duty tows concern services for tourist buses and large trucks that may or may not have a load on board or that they are hauling. Professional recovery outfits will be able to help out in these extreme breakdown situations as well. These tow needs require professionalism, experience, and skill so that the recoveries are executed without damage to the vehicles or injury to the truck operator.

Vehicle Recovery Services

There is no one good reason why it happens, but vehicles can end up in ditches, over embankments, on open drains, or in trenches from time to time. This is where vehicle recovery services come in handy. Tow vehicles are commonly outfitted with adjustable boom winches that permit them to rescue vehicles in these types of perils. They are similarly helpful whenever a broken down car is in an awkward place where the tow operator is unable to drive and back-up to them.

How To Get A Towing Service When You Need Help

The good news is that tow companies are often available in at least an on call capacity for 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days each year. When you find yourself broken down, stranded, or locked out of your car, that is the time to call either a tow company directly, or to call whatever recovery membership that you have prepared for just such a contingency. Many people are AAA members or have signed up for the Pep Boys Tow and Repair Service, where all they have to do is to call a central toll free 800 dispatch service number and then a good tow truck operating company will be on its way to the scene of the problem within minutes. A good towing outfit will be able to dispatch a tow truck and operator within 30 minutes or less response time.

The operator who comes should be insurance-approved, legally bonded, and appropriately licensed to perform lockout, recovery, or towing services in your area. In most cases, they will tow you and your vehicle to the nearest service station or repair center of your choice. If you are using a Pep Boys towing membership program, then they will take you to the nearest Pep Boys repair and supply center for help. Services like AAA tend to have their own vetted repair services that they will recommend to help you in your hour of need.