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Helpful Terms Pertaining to Wrecker Services

Wrecker services are located across the United States. These professional businesses typically offer tow truck and roadside assistance. While some law officials hire wrecker services to haul cars to impound lots, junkyards often use them to tow various motor vehicles to salvage yards. There are some wrecker businesses that are open 24 hours a day, which is both convenient and helpful to individuals that require roadside assistance. Listed below are some helpful terms that apply to this service.

  • Impound Lot – A designated vehicle lot where seized automobiles are taken to and stored. Police officers and law officials often deal with impounded cars, trucks, and SUVs that are taken from criminals.
  • Tow Truck – This is a large and powerful automobile that has a towing arm, winch, and other equipment mounted on it in order to handle disabled vehicles. Tow trucks are able to haul or pull automobiles, and are often called to assist people with disabled motor vehicles that broke down on a roadside.
  • Salvage Yard – A place where wrecked, disused, and old motor vehicles are taken to. Other machines and appliances may also be taken to a salvage yard. The parts that are still in good shape are often processed for resale.
  • Roadside Assistance – This refers to professional assistance for individuals that have motor vehicles that break down or crash. Typically tow trucks and wrecking services are called for roadside assistance.
  • 24 Hour Tow Service – A wrecker service or towing company that functions around the clock. Therefore this service can be called for roadside assistance at any time of the day or night.
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    F & M Road Service
    1017 Kinkead Rd, Mcalester, OK 74501
    Let us assist you with all of your automobile road service needs. We offer repairs, jump starts, flat tire changing, help with lockouts, and much more. All vehicles welcome. Call today.
    (918) 426-1815
    Lone Oak Wrecker Inc
    Lone Oak, TX 75453
    Extreme Towing provides fast, safe and professional towing services at the most reasonable prices possible. All of our drivers are state certified by Texas. Serving Lone Oak and surrounding area.
    (903) 662-5870
    Expert Towing LLC
    Mckinney, TX 75069
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    (214) 491-1818
    User Review: "The driver came to out facility without permission to pickup a vehicle belonging to a complete stranger. In the process of..."
    Hicks Auto Salvage
    Hugo, OK 74743
    (580) 326-8393
    R & S Auto Sales
    Hugo, OK 74743
    (580) 326-6131
    R & S Auto Sales
    Hugo, OK 74743
    (580) 326-5748
    Affordable Towing
    Hugo, OK 74743
    (580) 317-8375
    City Body Shop & Wrecker Service
    Hugo, OK 74743
    (580) 326-3777
    Kiamichi Tire LLC
    Antlers, OK 74523
    (580) 298-7589
    Dc's Towing Service
    Paris, TX 75461
    (903) 272-6011
    Lester Paul Wrecker Service
    Paris, TX 75462
    (903) 784-4791
    Paul Lester Wrecker Service & Recycling
    Paris, TX 75462
    (903) 784-4912
    D C's Towing Service
    Paris, TX 75460
    (903) 737-0692
    Pitcok's Wrecker Service
    Paris, TX 75460
    (903) 784-2147
    Mullins Inc
    Atoka, OK 74525
    (580) 889-4708

    Auto wreckers perform two services. The first is to remove vehicles from the road after an accident. The second is to dispose of vehicles that are no longer able to run. A tow truck may move a vehicle by two means. A vehicle that is not damaged or only minorly damaged may be towed, with the front drive wheels lifted off the ground. This method is also used to remove illegally parked vehicles that are then impounded. Badly damaged vehicles are generally lifted onto a flatbed truck. The wrecker may also transport the driver and any passengers to an auto shop. Many accident recovery companies are independent and take vehicles to the nearest shop. Others may be run out of a specific business. Normally, they offer emergency towing 24 hours a day, although they may charge a premium for late night work. Because of this, many drivers opt to pay a monthly rate for roadside assistance. Roadside assistance is also provided by most car rental companies. Cars involved in accidents may be repaired or, in extreme cases, written off. Wreckers are often involved in conversation with the driver's insurance company as well as the vehicle owner. In some cases a vehicle may be impounded for examination, for example if there is a criminal investigation. Cars that cannot be salvaged are generally taken to junk yards where they are stripped down for usable parts. The remainder is then put in a crusher for recycling. Vehicles that are not written off are taken to a collision repair specialist. Most wreckers have a maximum distance they will transport a damaged vehicle. In some cases, this is dictated by law.
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