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 several 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.