How to Choose a Reputable Wrecker Service

by | May 21, 2013 | Transportation

Although most people do not even consider thinking about a Wrecker service until they are broken down and stranded on the side of the road, knowing in advance which Wrecker service you can trust to call and how to contact them can be the difference in a minor delay in your schedule and an all-day ordeal. Here are a few things to look for in a Wrecker service before you are broken down and frantic.


Does the Wrecker service make it easy to contact them? The Wrecker service for you is going to be one that will suit both your needs and the needs of your area. They will be able to be contacted at a moment’s notice, without keeping you waiting on hold for any noticeable period of time.

Hours of Operation.

Is the Wrecker service going to charge you extra if you break down at 7:45 in the evening? What about on your way home at 3:00 in the morning? Knowing what the surcharges for after hours tows can potentially save you hundreds of dollars. A reputable Wrecker service is not going to pack on the extra fees just because of the time of day, but will have drivers and trucks available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Does the Wrecker service charge per mile or per delivery? Do they charge extra surcharges if you are needing to be towed outside of the city or county limits? Do they have a standard towing fee that applies, and what distance does it cover? Knowing whether or not you can easily afford the towing company is very important!

Licensing and Insurance.

A reputable Wrecker service will be proud maintaining their licensing and have it prominently displayed within their office and on their website. If you are unable to find it on your own, do not be afraid to ask to see the information. Also, be sure that the company is in compliance with all of your state’s insurance requirements and they hold a high enough level of insurance to be able to cover anything that could happen while they are in charge of your vehicle.

Be prepared with contact information and a preference in a Wrecker service before you need one and you will find that your entire experience as a customer of a Wrecker service will be a much more pleasant one!

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