Towing rates in san diego and other common questions

How much does towing cost in San Diego?

Depending on the distance and also on the type of vehicle that you need to tow, towing rates range from $50 to $100 for a average 3-5 mile tow in San Diego county. Call Mission Valley Towing at 858-278-1247 for a fast response. You can shop around but towing rates are very standard across different tow truck businesses. We will help you with anything small from roadside assistance to short distance towing to a local mechanic.

Can you negotiate with a towing company?

Yes, you can talk to the tow truck driver and try to negotiate the price or anything related to your tow. If you are was stored at the towing facility you can also try to negotiate the daily storage fees. Sometimes you and the company can agree to certain terms or even a discount, although that is not guarantee all the time, particularly if you are already getting a great quote right off the bat.

Do you tip the tow truck driver?

People often don’t have any clue on weather they should tip the tow truck driver or not. Sometimes you called AAA or your insurance company and they say that you don’t need to tip. In reality if you feel like the service that the tow truck operator provided was outstanding, then you should consider showing appreciation for his customer service, a tip from $5 to $10 will be great.

What happens if your car gets towed?

It’s possible that your car get’s towed without you realizing it. There are several reasons for this to happen, like parking on someone else’s parking spot or on public property where you are only allow to park for a certain amount of time. If you don’t see the car where you left it, don’t panic, it may have been towed. Call 411 and ask for the number to the local police department, they will be able to give you information on your car’s whereabouts.

How much does it cost to get a car if It was towed without my consent?

Chances are that if you car was towed without your consent you were violating some local law by parking where you shouldn’t be or maybe because you had an accident. Usually the fees associated with this vary depending on the company that towed your vehicle. Towing charges could be from $100 to $160 for towing, plus an additional $30 t0 $40 daily storage.

Does my insurance company cover towing?

Most insurance companies offer towing service as an add-on service to your policy. It usually costs a little extra but it’s very useful in case you need roadside assistance or your car breaks down and needs to be taken to a different place. When towing is included with your insurance company you don’t need to pay anything out of pocket for getting your vehicle towed, however you should always call your insurance and ask if you need to go through one of their towing partners or you are free to call any company you wish.

Can you tow with an automatic car?

We don’t recommend anybody to try hauling or towing with their automatic or manual transmission vehicles.  If you try it, at least read your car’s manual to verify what’s the maximum capacity that it can tow. Trying this may bring as a consequence problems with the transmission or dings, scratches or other cosmetic issues. We recommend hiring a flatbed towing service provider when possible.