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the Cost of Towing Services

Price 
Location 
Distance 
Submitted by  
Description
$ 50
Nov 2007
Presque Isle, Maine
1
Towed out of a snowbank  more... close row
$ 50
May 2007
Phoenix, AZ
10
Late night tow back to town  more... close row
$ 85
Mar 2008
Griffin, Ga.
17
Tow from gas station to shop  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
St.Louis, Missouri
2
Hired to tow from home to the shop  more... close row
$ 90
Mar 2008
Gainesville, GA
15
Tow truck delayed  more... close row

Description of service

My sister's car recently "broke down" so we had to call a towing service to pick her car up from our house and tow it to a family friend's car garage. My father is pretty handy so when he couldn't fix it he called the mechanic. The tow truck charged $85 to have the car towed about 15 miles. Including 7% sales tax in the state of Georgia ($5.95), we paid a little over $90 to have the car towed. Once at the shop, the mechanic determined that the only thing wrong with the car was a loose fuse. However, my father would not have been able to fix the car without a $20 part to keep the item from being loose.


Review of Service

The tow service was expensive, according to my father, who said that the same service 5 years ago was only $40 (the same company was used both times to figure out the difference in price). The car broke down on a Friday morning and the towing service was supposed to come that afternoon. That evening when my father returned from work, the car was still there. He contacted the towing company who said the car would be picked up the next morning, Saturday, at the latest. The next day, 2:00 PM rolled around and the car was still in the drive way. My father was extremely upset because the mechanic, and our family, was on a time crunch. The towing service caused the family friend mechanic to be behind his schedule so he was not able to finish the car that weekend and my sister had to borrow my car to go to school. Carless, Icarpooled with my boyfriend to work. The delayed service was very inconvenient.


Tips

I would recommend shopping around for a service first and make sure they are reliable! Have a towing service number stored in your cell phone in case of emergencies!


$ 26
Jul 2007
Marion, Ohio
5
Towing reimbursed by insurance company  more... close row
$ 100
Aug 2007
Raleigh, NC
0
Towing services after an accident  more... close row
$ 106
Nov 2007
near Birmingham, Al
25
Towing on Thanksgiving  more... close row
$ 140
Jan 2008
Phoenix, AZ
24
Flatbed tow by request  more... close row
$ 60
Apr 2008
Clare, MI
10
Jump and power steering fluid  more... close row