Finding a towing company for your vehicle or heavy equipment may seem like a daunting task. You are trusting a company with moving an expensive item that might mean a lot to you. When it comes to choosing your towing company, many people base their decision on price alone. This is not a good indication of the best service available. Different companies will charge different amounts, depending on the needs of the tow. The lowest price may seem appealing, but it will they be the best choice? The same principle applies for the most expensive, just because you are paying more, doesn’t mean you will get a better service. Understanding the pricing and the variations will help you to make your decision.

What are tow truck rates?

Tow truck rates will vary for a number of reasons. Many companies will quote on a case by case basis, to ensure that you are receiving the best rate for your needs. If you are wanting to find out how much your tow will cost, get in contact with the team and they can provide you with a quote based on the details you provide. But why do the rates vary? Let’s take a look at the reasons behind why a tow truck rate may vary.

In many cases a company will charge a base hourly rate and then on top of this they will discuss with you the different additional costs if there are any.

Location and distance

Both the location of your vehicle and the destination of where it needs to be towed can play a part in the price that you are quoted.

If the towing company needs to tow your vehicle a long distance, than the price will need to reflect this. Longer distances will cost more due to the time and petrol it takes to deliver the vehicle.

Also with location, the difficulty of access can come into play. If it is a different location to access either for the pick up or delivery, this may incur an extra charge.

Type of towing

The price you are quoted may vary depending on the type of towing required. Metro City Towing can complete a range of different towing services. Some of these include; car towing after accidents or storm damage, equipment towing, moving of empty containers and motorcycle towing.

The services vary in price due to the weights of the vehicles or equipment. Larger towing machines may be needed or move heavy duty equipment to contain the vehicle or machinery to the truck.

Emergency towing

Emergency or after hours towing services may incur an additional fee. This is due to the company having to employee staff to work on a different schedule and prioritise the emergency collection of your vehicle or equipment. Emergency towing can include towing after an accident and getting your car off a busy main road. We can then tow your vehicle to either your preferred repaired or to you home. After hours towing may be needed for these accidents or if you are needing to move machinery or equipment and it is best to do so in the evening or overnight.

Lowered or prestige towing

If you have a hobby car or vehicle that requires additional attention, the cost of towing may be different to your typical collection cost. Lowered or hobby cars that you require additional care with, means that it may be a different truck or a specialised driver to collect the vehicle for you.

We take the upmost care with all our towing services; however we know that there are times that you may want that little bit of extra care. And we are here to help.

Metro City Towing is your go to Brisbane towing company. We work with you to ensure that your vehicle, equipment and machinery is towed to your preferred location in a timely manner.

Whether it is an emergency tow or a scheduled tow, we are here to help.

Get in contact with the team today to find out how we can help and provide you with the best towing service in the Brisbane area.