How to Start a Vehicle Recovery Business


Vehicle recovery is one of the businesses that are in demand anywhere. The good thing about this business is that you can incorporate other extra services.

All you have to do is to know the basic services offered by vehicle recovery company.

What to do?

Getting stranded at the middle of the road or anywhere would require vehicle recovery services. This kind of business is very important to cater people who need the service such as taking out their vehicles stuck in the middle of the road or anywhere it may be. Likewise, another service that a vehicle recovery offers includes other mechanical troubleshooting. In case the car has overheated you can call the service of vehicle recovery company to fix your car.

Just like any other businesses, starting a vehicle recovery business would require to create a business plan. However, prior of creating the business plan you should determine first if the location is feasible for such business. You should conduct thorough research about the competition in your area. In this way, you can have solid view if it is ideal to start the business otherwise you should look for other location. As much as possible, you should select location that is accessible and at the same time has enough space to accommodate big number of vehicles.

After you have done with the research about the location and competition, then you can proceed developing the business plan. You should include in the plan pertinent details such as financial goals, marketing plans and many others related to your business. Make sure to accomplish a comprehensive business plan as it will guide you in starting and running the business. It can also help if you will seek financial assistance from banks or other lending companies. After the business plan, you can then proceed on securing the necessary business licenses so that you can run the business legally.

The Needed Equipment

The next step that you should do is to purchase necessary equipment needed in a vehicle recovery business. Obviously, you cannot start your business without the equipment that is why you should look for supplier where you can purchase equipment. As you will need heavy duty equipment it follows that you will need big amount of money to purchase equipment. In this sense, you should start looking for sources such as applying for loans from banks and other lending companies. You can also try looking for investors who are willing to help you realizing your business. After settling everything, the last but not the least step that you should pay attention is marketing and promoting your business. You can advertise your business either locally or doing it online. You can give brochures about the services offered as well as give business cards. During the opening of the business, you can offer special promos so that you can attract potential clients.


  • 1. sateesh kumar said on 9/10/2012 6:17:06 AM
    i want to start vehicle recovery business at vijayawada Andra pradesh, how to start it, how to get link to banks and fiance company, pls advise me. pls reply as early as possible. thanking you.
  • 2. Noel Peters said on 1/11/2014 11:35:31 AM
    please send all i need to know about running a recovery business thank you.
  • 3. Ivaylo Vakrilov said on 8/15/2014 10:25:11 AM
    Hey there, Thanks for the info, I will need to know also which insurance I need, and also where I can advertise for free or at least cheap but good. Thanks
  • 4. Adam smith said on 9/22/2014 5:18:02 AM
    Please can you send me all I need to know about starting up my own recovery business , thanks adam .
  • 5. Wayne said on 2/12/2015 5:30:45 PM
    Please could you send me all details bout starting a recovery firm
  • 6. paul said on 2/20/2015 8:15:57 PM
    I need info on starting up a recovery and transport business. All different insurance, licenses, if I need a tacho? Roughly what kind of prices to charge, how I get paid as a subcontrator and so on. Thank you!!
  • 7. Matthew page said on 3/1/2015 4:44:30 AM
    Hertfordshire, I am looking to start a recovery business please help with the steps I need to take to do so?
  • 8. Mira said on 6/9/2015 4:59:49 PM
    Leyton, London, UK
  • 9. Jacqueline Brooks said on 1/12/2016 4:05:19 PM
    Hi, looking to set up a recovery business in northern Ireland. Can you please send me any information you may have. Thank you.
  • 10. yahiya said on 8/17/2016 1:30:25 PM
    Hi, i want to start vehicle recovery service at dubai. how to start it how to get bank finance please advise me please reply as possible. thank you. My email
  • 11. Paul said on 2/7/2017 3:01:26 PM
    Hi I work for a recovery company at the moment but and looking to start on my own I have my own recovery truck with winch skates skids and snatch block so if you can email mail me any further details that would be great
  • 12. joseph said on 3/14/2017 10:50:53 AM
    hi I'm wanting to set up my own recovery business for my kids could you tell me everything I need to know
  • 13. Adrian Walker said on 3/20/2017 11:21:21 AM
    I am really interested in opening my own business as a breakdown recovery car business can you send me how Please
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