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October 9, 2023

Does Your Car Conk Out Often and Have to Be Towed?

If you have a car that has conked out in the most inconvenient places not just once, then you should be familiar with towing, the hassle it brings, and its cost.

Towing and the fees paid for this service are some of the banes that car owners have to deal with. Towing is one of the most common solutions to getting your car off the road once it stalls or breaks down. It particularly hurts your wallet when the towing fee isn’t covered by your insurance. 


How Towing Fees Are Calculated

Several factors run up your bill when you call a licensed towing company for a tow. Here are some of them: 

  • Vehicle type

Different vehicles are rated differently. The towing of smaller cars costs less because standard wheel lift puts less strain on the towing vehicle. However, if you’re driving a truck or an SUV that would require a flatbed truck, expect to pay more. Larger vehicles are 20-35% more expensive to tow than regular-sized cars. 

  • Towing type

Did your vehicle simply run out of gas, or break down, or were you involved in an accident? Towing could cost more if there is road cleanup involved, or if a non-standard hookup needs to be used. Standard tows are priced at an average of $75, but you can expect to pay a minimum of $95 for flatbed trucks and a couple of dollars extra per mile. 

  • Distance

How far will your car be towed? Towers factor in the distance when it comes to the vehicle they will need for towing. Those covering distances of up to 100 miles would require a flatbed regardless of size. The average cost of towing per five miles is around $80 while those that require a tow for 100 miles get billed close to $500. 

  • Time

When did your car break down? Towing during working hours is less expensive compared to towing requested in the middle of the night. The costs are also calculated based on the availability of truck drivers. If you call for a tow beyond working hours, you’re looking at an additional fee ranging from $5 to $150. 


Get Free Towing by Donating Your Car to Us!

If the only thing stopping you from getting rid of your clunker is the cost of towing, then we have the perfect solution for you: Donate that vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations and we will quickly pick up and tow it away without charging you a single dollar!

What’s more, your donation will entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction when you file your itemized income tax return in the next tax season.

However, these material rewards may pale in comparison to the deep sense of personal satisfaction you’ll experience, knowing that your car donation will be used to uplift the lives of struggling veterans and their families in your local community.

We will sell your donated automobile through an auction and use the proceeds to support the life improvement programs of our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations cater to our former service members who are suffering from poverty, homelessness, unemployment, disabilities, and serious illnesses, including mental health issues.

Our charity partners use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, and many other services meant to improve their living conditions.

We take almost all types of vehicles, including those that are barely running and with damaged or missing parts. Don’t worry if you don’t live in a major city. We can pick up and tow your car for free anywhere in the United States since our vehicle donation program covers all 50 states.

For more information regarding our vehicle donation program, including our quick and convenient donation process, head over to our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822. You may also leave us a message here


Our Hurting Heroes Need Your Help!

You can surely make a difference in the lives of the hurting heroes in your community with your car donation. It will go a long way in helping them turn their lives around. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now! 

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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