What is recovery towing?

Recovery Towing is More Than Roadside Assistance 

When you think about calling for a tow, your mind probably goes straight to a broken-down car or a flat tire. However, in the towing industry, there are a number of reasons to call a tow company. And choosing the right one to handle the job is crucial when you are in a bind. Every towing company can handle roadside assistance, but not every company is equipped to handle heavy-duty towing jobs like recovery towing. 

So what is recovery towing exactly? Recovery towing involves saving a vehicle that has gone off-road and needs special equipment to retrieve. A situation involving recovery requires higher levels of expertise, proper equipment, and oftentimes creativity to properly retrieve the vehicle without causing further damage. 

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Types of Tow Trucks

One Size Does NOT Fit All 

From lifting to towing, to transporting, there is no uni-sex version of tow trucks here! For instance, a tow truck lifting a passenger car is not the same truck you would use for towing bigger loads like an airplane. Trucks used for rollovers and recoveries are even more complex. In our last blog, we brought you back to the creation of the first tow truck. Now, we can dive deeper into why there are so many different types of tow trucks. Keep reading to find out what makes every tow truck unique and what they are designed for in this month’s blog.

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History of the Tow Truck

Tow Truck History

Tow Truck History 

Where would we be if it weren’t for the tow truck? Probably still stuck in that mud pit off the side of the road. After more than 40 years in the towing industry, we decided it was time to take it all the way back to the beginning time. Who created the first tow truck? How was it made? And why? Find out how one invention was created and the industry of saving us from ever being stranded ever again right here!

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Heavy-Duty Towing Checklist

heavy-duty towing checklist

The Importance of Towing Safety  

Time to strap in everyone! As we covered in our last blog, towing can be a pretty dangerous profession. With an added level of danger, there has to be an equal amount of safety protocols to protect us on every job, no matter how small. Like any heavy-duty towing company, our crew operates with precision on a regular basis and safety is our highest priority. Just how safe do you ask? Take a look at our heavy-duty towing checklist to find out for yourself.  

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Dangers of Heavy-Duty Towing

The Dangers of Heavy-Duty Towing

Towing is a Risky Business

Sometimes towing can feel like a scene out of Mission Impossible, except I don’t think Tom Cruise can save us from the dangers of heavy-duty towing. Jumpstarting your battery or helping with a flat tire is not all tow truck drivers do. It takes someone who is a great multitasker, clever, strong, and incredibly focused person to be a heavy-duty tow truck operator. And on top of all this, you have to be willing to take a lot of risks to get the toughest jobs done. Even though it may not seem like it, heavy-duty towing is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. But what makes towing such a tough profession to pursue?

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Pepe’s Messiest Towing Recoveries

Messiest Towing Recoveries of 2020

Pepe’s Towing Services can get Messy

One of the best parts of this job is the unpredictability of each day. Every day is a different day and we love it. We never really  know just how normal or unexpected the calls for the day will be, and during our 40+ years on the job, we’ve had our fair share of surprises. Sometimes these surprises bring with them a big mess, but no job is too messy for Pepe’s Towing. Looking back over this past year, we’ve handled a number of messy towing recoveries. Here are a few that made our messiest recovery list. 

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Best Towing Videos of 2020

Best Towing Videos on YouTube

Pepe’s Towing Services Has Some of the Best Towing Videos on YouTube  

As this year comes to close, we can’t help but look back at all the crazy jobs we’ve worked on this past year. 2020 has been another great year of tough jobs, tons of recoveries, new challenges, lots of rollovers and a plethora of amazing content to share with our community. Growing our YouTube following more than 19K subscribers this year is just an added bonus. Here at Pepe’s Towing we love what we do, and we love bringing you along with us for the ride. As we look back over this year, join us in reminiscing over our most viewed towing videos on our YouTube Channel. 

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Heavy-Duty All-Weather Towing Company

Heavy Duty Recovery in Los Angeles

Los Angeles’s Go-To Heavy-Duty Towing Company 

Pepe’s Towing operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and there’s a reason for that: we love what we do, and we will do it no matter what the day, time or weather may be. To put it bluntly, our team and our fleet is pretty badass and we love a good challenge. It’s why we are the trusted source for heavy-duty calls that involve intense recoveries, inconvenient roll overs and everything in between. And while we may be Southern California based, we encounter unimaginable conditions while we are out on the road doing what we do best. If you’re looking for a towing company that can do it all, look no further. Wondering how we do it? Keep reading for more on this heavy-duty all-weather towing company. 

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Trailer and Machine Lifts in Los Angeles

Pepe’s Does More Than Heavy-Duty Towing

Here at Pepe’s Towing, we’re known for our high profile heavy-duty towing jobs. When a McLaren plunges 300 feet down the side of a mountain, we’ll retrieve it. If a trailer rolls over underneath a freeway overpass with limited space, our team can work miracles with Big Flipper and Hulk. But we are a well-rounded towing company. And while we may specialize in heavy-duty towing jobs, we offer a variety of other towing services like machine lifts, equipment towing and trailer lifts.

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