Jump Starts and Roadside Assistance
When your car engine dies on the road, a tow truck operator can offer jump starts any time of day. This is extremely helpful for people out of town, on long road trips, or anyone without jumper cables when their car battery dies. On top of jump starts, wrecker operators also offer additional roadside assistance services, like tire changes, lockouts, and fuel re-fills on a 24 hour schedule, 7 days a week. They can even offer rides to nearby gas stations or service centers for people in need.
Towing and Recovery
There are three separate towing categories that local wrecker services generally offer drivers on the road. These three categories are light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty towing services. Light duty towing includes cars, small and mid-sized trucks, vans, and motorbikes. Medium duty wrecker services includes recovery missions for trailers, SUVs, full-size trucks and vans, school buses, and tractors. Heavy duty towing is on a much larger scale. This includes towing services for commodities such as air crafts, semi-trucks, commercial buses, farming equipment, manufactured homes, construction, demolition projects, and much more.
Disaster Response Services
In the case of a devastating storm or other catastrophic disaster, veteran wrecker services are known to be there to provide recovery missions for the city. Hauling large debris and fallen trees is one way wrecker operators can assist in emergency situations. In addition, they can offer assistance with bridge repair, major flood damage, river damage, explosion cleanups, hurricane disasters, fires, and more. Typically, towing companies that have been operating for more than a few decades are qualified to assist in this type of recovery. It takes years of training and experience to undertake emergency wrecker services safely and effectively.