Getting your car towed is never fun. But if your car breaks down or you’ve been in an accident near Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, Pasadena or Glendale, calling a towing company may be your only option.

Costs for towing can vary from company to company. However, calling a reputable business like CarTek Collision can cut down on towing costs if you’re ever in a jam.

If you ever need to tow your car, here are some common fees you might expect to pay.

The Price of Towing Your Car

According to a report from Angie’s List, the national average for towing your car is $109. The final payment depends on a number of factors, including your location, the towing company and the miles traveled after a car’s been hooked up.

Several companies provide a base charge for hooking your car to the tow truck, ranging between $35 and $100, and then add a per mile fee after that. For example, if your vehicle is towed from a remote back road to another city several miles away, it could cost upwards of $200 or $300.

Towing Insurance Coverage

It’s important to know what your insurance company covers. Most major insurance providers offer some kind of towing coverage, though it’s not always included in regular auto insurance policies. However, each company is different, so it’s important to understand exactly how towing is handled under your coverage plan.

Some insurance companies can send a tow truck to your vehicle to transport to the nearest auto repair shop — wherever you are and whenever you need it. Others reimburse you, which means you’ll need to pay the towing company out of pocket and submit a receipt to your insurance provider. In most of these cases, insurance companies reimburse up to a certain amount, but won’t pay anything over that cap.

Towing After an Accident

If you’ve been in an accident and don’t have towing coverage with your car insurance, your vehicle can still be towed to a body shop if it’s been involved in a covered collision. In these cases, insurance companies cover towing as a repair and handle it like a reimbursement.

Keep in mind that if you pay for a tow truck, that amount will be deducted from the amount you owe for car repairs. Many body shops will tow a car from an accident’s scene and won’t charge at the time, and will add the towing bill to the final cost of repairs.

Towing Services at CarTek Collision

If you ever need your car towed near Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, Pasadena or Glendale, CarTek Collision has you covered. Our towing partners are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we work with all major car insurance companies.

To call a truck or find out more about our services, contact us online or call CarTek Collision at 323-255-7711, conveniently located at 4802 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041.