How to Start Your Own Towing Service Business

You can be your own boss, and work for yourself, if you start your own towing service business, and keep it a one man job, or turn it into a fleet of towing vehicles. You can purchase a new, or used, tow truck, or you can also use a trailer, that you can pull behind your truck or SUV. A trailer gives you lots of room to add nice signs to your trailer, so that when you are out towing, customers can see you, and write down your number or website information

Most towing services, charge either, a onetime charge, or a hook up fee, and then a separate towing fee, per mile. You should check around, and call a few towing companies, to see how much they will charge you, to tow a vehicle from point A, to point B. After checking on multiple prices, you should be able to then, charge accordingly. You can advertise in local newspapers, and you should make up a flier, and pass them out to all the gas stations in the areas you would like to work in. Pass them out to local cab drivers, as they have lots of customers whose car might be broken down.

If someone's car breaks down, they usually head to the nearest gas station. Most gas stations of yesterday, where you could pull up to the pump, and a service attendant would come out, and pump your gas for you, check your oil, wash your windshield and even check the tire pressure and get you on your way, are long gone. These days, most gas stations seem to have just gas, and snack foods with quick marts attached to them. Sure, there are still wonderful old time gas stations out there, but most have disappeared into convenience gas stations.

If someone breaks down, and goes to the nearest gas station, the worker can give them your telephone number, if they have one of your fliers. The same holds true for cab drivers. When someone's car is out of commission, they may be using a taxi to get around temporarily. Usually when they are ready, they may need their auto towed to the dealer or mechanic, to finally get worked on. Rental car outlets also may boost you some new customers, if you send them some fliers also. When someone's car breaks down, they might need to rent a car, until their car is repaired, which might involve towing it, and they could call you, just as call anyone else!

If you can get, and obtain, city, or police pointing contracts, that would put you on your way to being a big towing company quickly. The police pull over autos every day, and many of the owners are arrested, or not allowed to drive there autos any longer. They call the towing company that the city has a contract with, and then they come in, and tow the auto back to their storage yard. The towing company makes excellent money, because they charge the customer a towing fee, and usually charge high storage fees, on a daily basis, for storing your auto, until you finally redeem it. Some people simply just never come and pick up their cars. In these situations, usually, the towing company gets a new title to the car, and sells it at an auction, with other cars left behind, to make even more money.



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