The first step is to call us On The Spot Towing LLC at (862) 285-8684 and we will send a tow truck your way to unlock your car door so you are able to access your vehicle safely. We strongly suggest refraining from attempting to open the doors yourself as this can cause more damage to your lock and door making it a more costly repair.
Using a standard tow truck can cause damage to an all-wheel-drive vehicle's transmission. We suggest using a flatbed tow truck in order to guarantee the safety and utmost care for your AWD vehicle.
If the vehicle is parked on private property or in an area where proper signage is displayed, we can tow a vehicle at the owner's expense. Be sure to get in touch with us for more details on signage protocols.
We do not suggest towing an automatic transmission with the drive wheels on the ground as an automatic transmission is only lubricated when the vehicle is running. We feel that it is not worth the gamble of damaging your vehicle and suggest using a flatbed truck.
Our drivers have undergone a rigorous training protocol including shadowing our senior employees and learning from the best.
Yes. Drivers must go through in-person training and pass a written exam and driver's test.
There are four different methods of towing a vehicle using different types of tow trucks:
Flatbed tow trucks: As the name implies, these trucks have a flat surface in order for the vehicle to not touch the ground.
Integrated tow truck: Similar to a flatbed truck except that they are specialized for heavy-duty towing purposes.
Hook and chain tow truck: These are used to transport various types of cargo that can be difficult to handle and damaged vehicles.
Wheel lift tow truck: A metal yoke is used instead of chains, which causes much less damage to the vehicle.
Every vehicle manufacturer has established towing procedures. These guidelines are published annually and are part of the standard equipment for all tow truck operators.
If you are concerned about the safety of your vehicle, we suggest using a flatbed towing truck in order to guarantee that there is no damage to your transmission or drive shaft. We also do not recommend other towing options for automatic transmissions and all-wheel-drive vehicles.
In our experience, most lowered cars can be towed with a standard tow hook in place.
Yes, it is possible to tow a motorcycle and we possess the necessary skills and equipment to do so in a safe and responsible way.
Our technicians are also highly trained locksmiths with the expertise required to open any type of lock or door. Do not attempt to jimmy your door open as the fragile wiring is very easy to damage.