Frequently Asked Questions About Towing Your Vehicle

Here at Cook's Towing, we receive a lot of inquiries and questions regarding the towing of vehicles. We h ave put together this simple FAQ to help answer your questions when it comes to towing your vehicle.


  1. Q: Why would my vehicle need to be towed?

  2. A: Vehicles are typically towed for reasons such as breakdowns, accidents, illegal parking, or when they pose a safety hazard.


  4. Q: How much does towing usually cost?

  5. A: Towing costs vary based on factors like distance, vehicle size, and the towing company. It's advisable to inquire about pricing before agreeing to the service. Call us at 615-566-8917 to get a quote.


  7. Q: What information do I need to provide when requesting a tow?

  8. A: You'll need to provide your location, the type of vehicle, the reason for towing, and any specific instructions for the tow truck operator.


  10. Q: Can I choose the towing company, or does it depend on my insurance?

  11. A: In some cases, your insurance may have preferred towing providers. However, you generally have the right to choose a towing company, especially if you're paying out-of-pocket.


  13. Q: What should I do while waiting for the tow truck to arrive?

  14. A: Ensure your safety by staying in a secure location, turn on hazard lights, and, if possible, set up warning triangles. Follow any additional instructions provided by the towing company. We also have a list of tips to do before having your vehicle towed


  16. Q: Can I tow a vehicle with my own car?

  17. A: Towing a vehicle with another requires proper equipment and may have legal restrictions. It's often safer and more efficient to use a professional towing service.


  19. Q: Will my insurance cover the towing cost?

  20. A: It depends on your insurance policy. Some policies include towing as part of roadside assistance, while others may offer it as an optional add-on.


  22. Q: Are there any restrictions on where my vehicle can be towed?

  23. A: Towing companies usually have specific service areas, and towing across state lines may involve additional regulations. Check with the towing company for details.


  25. Q: What happens if my car is towed due to illegal parking?

  26. A: To retrieve your vehicle, you'll need to contact the local authorities or towing company, pay any associated fines, and provide proof of ownership.


  28. Q: Can I retrieve personal items from my towed vehicle?

  29. A: Depending on the circumstances, some towing companies allow you to retrieve personal items. At Cook's, only the registered owner can retrieve items out of a vehicle. Owner must have a picture ID.