Calling a tow truck is probably not something you planned to do, and it may not be something you’re particularly happy to do. Your first question might be how much it will cost to repair your car. The second might be “How much does it cost to tow a car?” Every towing operation is different and it might be difficult to pin down an exact price before the tow. You might be envisioning triple-dollar signs.
If your car insurance policy includes roadside assistance, getting a tow can be completely FREE! That’s why, as a general practice, our experts always recommend roadside assistance when creating our auto insurance quotes. Including this type of coverage in your policy can ultimately save you time and money in a sticky situation. Here’s an idea of the average cost of a tow, the cost per mile, and why towing is priced the way it is.