When you need to call for an emergency towing service it won’t be free like other emergency services. Working out how much it is for car towing though is a little be tricky as a lot of variables are in play. To know if whether you’re getting a good price there are a few things to consider which will give an estimate but one that can still be subject to change. Here in this article we'll go through these variable and understand what at play.
Cost of service and labor When you call a towing company and they dispatch a truck to your location the price factor immediately begins. Sending a tow truck means they’ll be sending a driver and possibly a mechanic so there will be labor costs for them. This is an unavoidable part of the fee that is the same with all towing companies.
Vehicle type The type of vehicle you need towing will play a big part in the final cost. A larger vehicle like an SUV will obviously cost more to tow than a small car but there are other things to consider such as:
Different response vehicles
Towing larger vehicles means the response vehicle that needs to be sent will have to accommodate it. A motorcycle is far easier to hook and transport than a large truck which needs a flatbed to be towed safely. A heavier vehicle means more weight on the tow vehicle which means a higher cost
Other factors to consider Along with all of the above, there are a few other things to consider that will determine the final cost. These being:
Distance of the tow
Type of service needed
Time of call
With so many factors at play, you can see why it is so hard to estimate a standard cost, depending on all this it's easy to see why two drivers who call at the same time and location will get very different prices. It’s good to think all these factors out as best you can when trying to figure out what your final cost will be.