Is your vehicle immobilized? And especially in a desert place such as a country road? How awful! In some cases, it is easy to get by on your own but in other rather complicated cases you are forced to call in a professional car breakdown and towing service.
What do I need to know about breakdown recovery and towing the car? How much does it cost to tow and recover an automobile? This is what you will discover through this article!
Breakdown or towing: What intervention
Whatever the problem you have encountered (engine, battery, accident, etc.), your automobile lets you go in the middle of the road and it no longer starts! This is the breakdown!
In some cases, you can get out of the situation yourself but in other rather complicated cases you have no choice! You need to hire a professional car towing and breakdown service.
The steps are very simple: the professional assistance service receives your call, it identifies you (last name, first name, number, etc.), geo-locates you, and sends you its professional troubleshooting team. For information, for the response time it takes about 45 minutes. Once arrived, the professional will diagnose your car and here two cases are possible:
1st case: Car repair on site
The professional will attempt to troubleshoot on the spot in order to allow you to access the road very quickly.
2nd case: Towing the car
The professional finds that on-site repair is impossible, and in this case, he will tow your vehicle to a garage in order to repair it.
Towing or repairing an automobile what rates?
The costs of towing a car or repairing a car are set annually by the ministry. They are generally fixed as a lump sum and include:
In the event of on-site repair:
- Round-trip travel costs for repairers;
- A diagnosis and repair lasting up to 30 minutes.
In the event of towing:
- Round-trip travel costs for professionals (repairers and tugs);
- The time spent at the immobilization site of your automobile;
- Towing to the repair garage.
Please note that in the event of additional services, supplies or time, additional costs will be billed to you.
Towing or repairing an automobile what price range?
There is a 50% increase for any intervention between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., on weekends and during public holidays.
For the on-site repair of a light vehicle (> 1.8 tons) it takes around $150 and it takes around $180 for a vehicle weighing more than 1.8 tons and less than 3.5 tons.
For the towing of a car here is the price range according to the distance from Monday to Friday between 8 am and 6 pm and excluding holidays.
- From 0 to 10 km, the price varies from $100 to $120.
- From 10 to 20 km, the price varies from $130 to $150.
- From 20 to 30 km, the price varies from $160 to $180.
- From 30 to 40 km, the price varies from $210 to $240.
- From 40 to 50 km, the price varies from $250 to $270.
The hourly rates of a tug depend on the type of vehicle (light, heavy, semi-heavy). They include basic costs, which vary according to the service (breakdown, breakdown, accident or service), to which are added the mileage costs and the rental of the tow truck.
Other fees may also be added in the event of special services. Finally, the cost of secure storage is calculated per day, depending on the size of the vehicle. Also note that some costs may be covered by your car insurance. So be sure to find out about it.
A vehicle can therefore be towed in the event of a breakdown or accident, but also in the event of certain traffic violations. Whatever the reason for towing, the costs depend mainly on the size of the vehicle and the scope of the service.