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.


  • sateesh kumar said on September 10, 2012
    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.
  • Noel Peters said on January 11, 2014
    please send all i need to know about running a recovery business thank you.
  • Ivaylo Vakrilov said on August 15, 2014
    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
  • Adam smith said on September 22, 2014
    Please can you send me all I need to know about starting up my own recovery business , thanks adam .
  • Wayne said on February 12, 2015
    Please could you send me all details bout starting a recovery firm
  • paul said on February 20, 2015
    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!!
  • Matthew page said on March 1, 2015
    Hertfordshire, I am looking to start a recovery business please help with the steps I need to take to do so?
  • Mira said on June 9, 2015
    Leyton, London, UK
  • Jacqueline Brooks said on January 12, 2016
    Hi, looking to set up a recovery business in northern Ireland. Can you please send me any information you may have. Thank you.
  • yahiya said on August 17, 2016
    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
  • Paul said on February 7, 2017
    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
  • joseph said on March 14, 2017
    hi I'm wanting to set up my own recovery business for my kids could you tell me everything I need to know
  • Adrian Walker said on March 20, 2017
    I am really interested in opening my own business as a breakdown recovery car business can you send me how Please
  • Melanie shaw said on September 1, 2017
    Hi my partner wants to set his own recovery business up. He has a lot of contacts already as he's been part of his family garage business for over 15 years. His parents have now sold up and retired hence wanting to set his own thing up. All help and ideas for this would be much appreciated.
  • Adam said on June 30, 2018
    Hi, I am really interested in opening my own business as a breakdown recovery car business I would much appreciate it if you can send me full details including how to go about the insurances, how to start and any useful information Please. Thank you, Adam
  • Aiva said on February 4, 2019
    hi, I am looking to start a recovery business please help me with the steps I need to take to do so? I am full-time worker, and in my free time(part-time, self-employed) I would like to do recovery work in my area. Could you please advise me on the best way to do this? Thank you. Aiva
  • mark allen said on March 2, 2021
    hi im looking at starting a bussiness to do recovery and car transport and need help to set up thanks
  • michael said on May 17, 2021
    Hi, im doing class 1 work at the minute, but im trying to start my own small business making a recovery, and transport any advice would be a massive help. Thank
  • Sully said on June 20, 2022
    Hi, I work for the UK's largest recovery business at the moment, so know how to do the job. I am now considering opening up my own recovery business as, from experience, I know that these large firms use contractors to recover vehicles from the motorway to a safe location until they can themselves attend. Can you please give me some info on insurance and anything else I would need (eg, bank finance) to open in the mainland UK and Dubai? Thanks


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