How to start your own towing service business

How to start your own towing service business

If you own your own towing business, you can make your own decisions and be your boss. You can either keep it as a single job or expand it to include a fleet. Either a new or used tow truck can be purchased or a trailer that can be pulled behind your SUV or truck can be used. You can add signs to your trailer so customers can see you when you’re towing.

Towing companies typically charge either a one-time fee or a hook-up fee and then a separate per-mile towing fee. To find out how much it costs to tow your vehicle from A to B, you should call several towing companies. Once you have compared prices, then you can charge the appropriate amount. Advertise in local newspapers and make a flyer and hand it out to gas stations in your area. You can pass them to local taxi drivers as they might have customers who need your help.

How to start your own towing service business

People usually go to the closest gas station when their car breaks down. The gas stations of yesterday were where you could pull up and have a service attendant come out and fill your tank, check your oil and wash your windshield. They also checked your tire pressure. Most gas stations now sell only gas and snacks with quick marts. There are still some great old-fashioned gas stations, but they have been replaced by convenience gas stations. Visit to read about How to Hire a Towing Agency.

If someone has a breakdown and needs to go to the nearest station for gas, they can ask the worker for your number if they have one. The same applies to cab drivers. Temporarily, a taxi might be used by someone whose car is not in commission. They might be able to have their car towed to the mechanic or dealer when they’re ready. If you also send out flyers, renting car outlets can help you gain new customers. If someone’s car stops working, they may need to rent a vehicle until it is fixed. This might include towing the car.

You can quickly become a large towing company if you are able to obtain city or police towing contracts. Many owners of autos are stopped by police officers every day. The police call the towing company with which the city has a contract and they bring the car back to the storage yard. Towing companies make a lot of money because they charge a towing fee and charge storage fees on a daily basis for keeping your vehicle safe until you retrieve it. Some people just don’t show up to pick up their cars. In such cases, the towing company usually gets a new title for the car and then sells it at an online auction with other cars to make even more.

Vince Stead is the author of 13 books. He served 8 years in the navy as a Yeoman and visited 16 countries. In 1986, he toured the globe. He served on a destroyer and a submarine tender. A short time on an aircraft carrier was followed by 4 years of shore duty with a VAW squadron.…

A Beginners Guide to Caravanning: Caravan and Trailer Tent Towing Information

A Beginners Guide to Caravanning: Caravan and Trailer Tent Towing Information

For those new to caravanning, the law can be confusing. However, there are two types of drivers: those who passed their test prior to January 1997 and those who passed after January 1997.

For those who were born before January 1, 1997

Your license should already show category B+E. You don’t need to pass an additional test in order to tow a caravan, provided the caravan and tow vehicle combination is not more than 8,250 kg. This should allow you ample choice when choosing a caravan and tow vehicle.

For those who died after January 1, 1997

You can only drive a vehicle that weighs more than 3,500kg or tow a trailer tent or caravan up to 750 kg if you have passed your driving test in the past.

A Beginners Guide to Caravanning: Caravan and Trailer Tent Towing Information

You can tow a heavier caravan with a smaller tow vehicle, provided that the combined weight does not exceed 3,500 kg. The legal requirement is that the maximum allowed mass (MAM), of the caravan or trailer tent, does not exceed the unladen vehicle’s weight. You should find the unladen weight of your vehicle in the manufacturer’s manual.

To tow any larger than that, you must pass an additional test. Now it is time to match your caravan and tow vehicle. If you are new to caravanning or towing, it is best to choose the lightest caravan possible and not to try to tow the largest caravan.

The Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass of the caravan (MTPLM), should not exceed 85%. To calculate the MTPLM, consult your car’s owner’s manual. You can multiply the kerb weight by 85 and then divide by 100.

This rule is only applicable if the maximum car tow weight is greater than or equal to 85% of its kerb weight. The handbook should have the information. The caravan’s MTPLM should not exceed 85% if it falls below that limit. You can read about How to start your own towing service business by visiting

It is essential to properly load your caravan to make it safer when towing. You should resist the temptation to stuff everything in the front locker with your gas bottles, spare wheel, and spare tire. This could lead to you exceeding the maximum tow bar weight (the maximum your caravan and tow vehicle can carry) and making it unsafe to tow. Towing will be dangerous if you exceed the weight of your caravan and car.

Only lightweight items can be packed in the caravan’s fitted cabinets at head height. To balance the heavier items above the axle, medium-weight items (such as empty aqua rolls), should be placed at floor height at the caravan’s front and back. Heavy items such as awnings should be placed at the floor and as close as possible to the caravan’s wheels. Towing heavy items behind the caravan can cause it to be unbalanced and create a pendulum effect.

New caravans are equipped with towing stability systems, such as AL-KO’s ATC. These systems can be invaluable in preventing your caravan from becoming unstable and causing an accident. These can help you get a discount on your caravan insurance. Towing classes are a great way for novice caravanners to get expert advice and tuition in driving and maneuvering. This could make your first trip a little easier and help you avoid any potential insurance claims.…