How much does towing a car cost per mile?

My car won’t start. I think I’ll have to have it towed to a repair shop. I don’t want to spend a crazy amount of money on getting it there. What’s the average cost to tow a car per mile?

Oh no, I hope everything is okay! The cost per mile is usually between $2.50 and $7.00. As for the towing prices, they fluctuate depending on a couple of factors. These include:
  • Size of the vehicle
  • Distance
  • Type of vehicle
  • Location
  • Company
Additionally, most towing companies also charge a flat fee along with the pay-per-mile rate. $50 is common, but it will vary depending on the company.
If you’re concerned about the cost, try finding a repair shop located near your car to reduce the amount you’re paying per mile.
If you can wait a couple of days, another option is a roadside assistance membership. While most memberships, like AAA, have waiting periods before coverage starts, towing is usually included.
If you’re looking for roadside assistance at a great price, try Jerry. Jerry’s membership provides you with industry-leading roadside assistance, including benefits like towing, lockout service, and a mechanics hotline. To find out if you’re eligible, you can check the app or call one of our friendly agents. You may qualify for a special rate of $50 for your first year!
Will Baldwin
Answered on Nov 24, 2021

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