“Starting a Roadside Assistance Business”
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  • Roger berry said on June 12, 2015
    Hello I live in alexandria la. And I am thinking about starting a roadside assistance business. Any Help On Start Up Would Be VERY Helpful
  • michael sigler said on June 13, 2015
    Bowling green ky 42101 servicing an area within 45 miles of center of bowling green ky i'm trying to do roadside just lockouts, jumpstarts, fuel delivery, and tire changes, how do i contact insurance companies about gaining their business and do i have to have my business first or can i start then turn it into one been doing it for a year for different company want to make my own not getting enough business thru them
  • Alvaro Dorp said on June 23, 2015
    i don't have a business yet i am just planning to begin with this Service. I live in Suriname where there aren't a lot of those companies but i dont have the knowledge on how to begin such a business. I want to know if this step i want to make is a good one and what i need to begin with this business. i just want to focus on jumpstarts, fuel delivery, tire changes and lockouts i don't have the money yet to buy a tow truck but i hope i can get that in the future to offer more services. Can you give me some ideas to on how to start with this?
  • Grady Smith said on July 7, 2015
    Panama City, FL I'm very interested in starting a roadside Assistant business and would appreciate any info you can share how to connect with different companies and how to charge for the service. I don't have a wrecker as of yet but plan on buying one as soon as my funds will let me. Thank you for any info you can share...
  • Shannon said on August 6, 2015
    usa Hi my name is Shannon I built and sold the largest roadside in the U.S. Next to pop a loc I'm willing to help anyone serious about this for a minimal fee I know this business all the ins and outs contact me shannonfullr@gmail.com
  • Kris S. said on August 10, 2015
    McDonough, GA. I am seriously interested in starting my own roadside assistant business locally. I would like to know what I need to do to get started and any insight on how I can receive calls from different insurance agencies when an incident occurs.
  • Lindrew A. said on August 24, 2015
    Smyrna, GA. I am seriously interested in starting my own roadside assistant business locally. I would like to know what I need to do to get started and any insight on how I can receive calls from different insurance agencies when an incident occurs.
  • Patrick said on November 4, 2015
    I'm in the middle of just voluntarily being roadside during the summer. I don't do it full time and don't bother to compete. If i can help i can help. even during the winter I do checks in surrounding areas and rural area, towing people out of ditches , jump starting gas refill etc. Sometimes i get radio in from other towers for assist. I'm planning on possibly making it more of a serious thing...yet i have another job i need to keep..any ideas? Am i useless doing this part time or on my own time? Thoughts? Do i need special permits and licensing if i do it as a business and what type? Thanks! pdpquesne@live.ca
  • Bonnie Hutcherson said on November 20, 2015
    858 McDonough Blvd SE Atlanta Georgia 30315 United States. How to start a general road side service where I just do jump start gasoline batteries changing tiers and lock out. 678 933 2078
  • joe said on November 25, 2015
    I have been in roadside service for 25 yrs. I started the same way you all are talking about. My son just started his own this yr. look at his website ryersontowing.com He started with a 1999 ford f 150 for service truck. My advice would GO FOR IT..
  • Marvin Fereira said on November 29, 2015
    I'm about to start a roadside service in a partnership, we have great ideas to make this business grow, but the biggest and more important is. HOW WE BECOME PART OF THE MOTOR CLUB. which are the steps, who I need to speak with? how does the MCA work? please contact me we are very interested.
  • latuit said on December 12, 2015
    Hi I'm looking to open a small roadside assistance company. I was wondering if I could start with myself and only one truck. Will companies still use my service even if I only have one truck
  • Jamar said on December 15, 2015
    If anyone is interested in joining a motor club that can help you get your roadside assistance business going strong. simply go to www.RoadsideUnlimited.com or www.jamarmca.info
  • Jamie said on January 14, 2016
    I have a friend who wants to run a business in LA, is there any roadside license or regulations he needs to understand? Where can i find the information for him?
  • Al Adaza said on January 31, 2016
    I would like to do Roadside Assistance in San Francisco, California. How do I get listed with AAA, Insurance Companies, GEICO, State Farm etc.
  • randy said on February 3, 2016
    hey i'm in long island new York. I currently run a mobile mechanic service from craigslist but its slow I would love to be pointed in the right direction in setting up a roadside assistance company and getting more jobs
  • randy said on February 3, 2016
    can be contacted at autotrixny@gmail.com
  • John said on February 28, 2016
    Hi I'm trying to start my own roadside assistance. I've been towing now for awhile and would like to just do the basic without a tow truck. I'm am just planning to do basic assistance i.e flats, jump starts, lock outs, and fuel delivery. I'm doing this in the Green Bay WI area. My question is if I'm doing it out of an f250 will I need a DOT number
  • sara said on March 25, 2016
    Hi i am in showlow arizona, and i am looking to start my own roadside service company. Doing just lock-outs,jump-starts,tire changes,and fuel runs. Need help in getting my company going.would love to talk to any body that can help 928-358-7532
  • Steven olivarez said on April 8, 2016
    Hi I'm trying to get a motorcycle roadside service and towing company in southern CALIFORNIA I'm not sure on how to get it all started I have the equipment and 15 years of experience doing this for Harley Davidson , but I want to do it on my own any help in any way to get me going would be awesome solivarez96@yahoo.com
  • Nathan said on April 26, 2016
    I would like to start my own business in roadside Automotive assistance in Wapello County Iowa in side City limits as well as surrounding rural area. please if I can get any information to help make that happen I would be much appreciative, thank you
  • Steven Green said on April 28, 2016
    If anyone wants to start there own roadside service contact MrQuickPick Lock and Road Side Service. Low start up cost Jon Taylor will guide you every step needed to start your own business
  • Jeremy Baker said on May 18, 2016
    I am interested in doing roadside out my pickup. can I make a profit without towing vehicles?
  • James coonrod said on June 16, 2016
    My name is James coonrod I am wanting to get into roadside service business I have been doing roadside for a long time I know how to tow vehicles I know how to do fuel deliveries lockout Tire changes of all sizes patches plugs jumpstart's heavy duty light duty vehicles I am interested and starting my own hopefully in the Texas region and willing to relocate to any area please help me and knowing what to do and how to get started thank you
  • Rob's Tire and Towing said on July 12, 2016
    We are interested in serving mecosta and Osceola counties with road side service. We already offer 24hr towing, we are also set up on rotation through meceola. central Dispatch for towing.
  • Jacob said on July 24, 2016
    My names is Jacob I am in Tucson, Arizona I was wondering what I would need to start up a roadside assistance business in Tucson, Arizona, doing jump starts lock outs fuel delivery, tire changes.
  • norm beginner adviser said on December 4, 2016
    Let me add some info here...I have financed a startup venture, and there is some missing and incorrect info, just in this summary.
    (a) You cannot get on a police rotation without having multiple vehicles, and employees. Basically, this is not for startups. It's for companies that have proven themselves.
    (b) If you cannot afford a wrecker, or rollback, you can still get in the roadside assistance business. Go to a "state farm" agent, because you will need insurance just to "pop a lock", or deliver gas roadside, etc. This insurance can be shocking, it's dropped to $500 for our fourth year
    (d) My son does this, and can afford to do it because he lives at my home with zero expenses. There is no money here. Expenses are in the thousands, while money made per call can be counted in the tens. You cannot make some of this stuff up....when my son arrived to help some people, they were drunk, so, he could not legally help them back on the road, they jumped in his truck, and put it in the ditch.
    (e) just to "pop a lock" involves, burglary tools, so, you have to register with the state, get fingerprinted, getting tools delivered can be a trivial challenge, etc. The customers are NOT people, they are insurance companies. (Dolt), whom offer about $30 to pop a lock, jump start, change a tire, etc....and insurance for the month is $500....and your vehicle will need thousands in repairs in the course of a year.

    The best way to make money, is to be an employee...not the owner.

    normbograham@yahoo.com || Roadside Assistance Business Expert

  • Harmon Roadside Service said on January 31, 2017
    i'm looking to start a roadside service in nor cal what do i need to start one. harmonroadsideservice@yahoo.com
  • Pamela King said on September 19, 2017
    i want to start up an independent roadside assistance service call center, where customers would call me and i would source out the work. do you have any information on that? appreciate any help that could put me in the right direction.
  • matt jackson said on January 21, 2018
    looking to start my on roadside assistance business in Louisville kentucky and surroundings areas. I would like to know all the permits, licenses, direct leads, advertising and the right credit machine, how to charge day rates verses evening rates and as well as what to do and what not to do to run this business. please help anyone thanks in advance.
  • Mike P said on August 16, 2018
    I am currently working for a roadside asst. co. I want to branch out on my own. I realize that I don't need to buy a tow truck for this kind of work ( we don't tow and I'm making $1000 per week as it is.) What I want to know is what are the titles of the people that I need to contact in the insurance company's, so that I can get the ball rolling with them?
  • rob beginner adviser said on August 18, 2018
    mike my email me roroadside@yahoo.com

    ROROADSIDE@YAHOO.COM || Roadside Business Consultant

  • Morris said on July 28, 2019
    I WOULD LIKE SOME ONE TO HELP ME WITH MY STARTUP ROADSIDE SERVICE BUSINESS ANY TIPS I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE
  • Mark Robinson said on May 21, 2020
    GM, I'm trying to get some information on how to start a roadside assistance company. I don't want to tow. What tools will I need? How do I get on the insurance companies list? What other information will I need?
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