24-Hour Recovery: Your Questions Answered

Stephen Reeves Auto Crash Repairs is one of Meath's most established 24-hour recovery services. We can tow just about any vehicle by utilising the latest technology and equipment. Our towing service extends to vehicles that have broken down and vehicles that have been involved in an accident.

For the convenience of our customers and potential customers, we have compiled some of the most common questions we get and added answers below.


How much does it cost to tow a car in Ireland?

Prices can vary depending on the location, distance of the tow, and the type of vehicle being towed. For a free, competitive quote on car towing, please get in contact with us today.


How does a garage tow a vehicle after an accident?

After an accident, a tow lorry is typically called to the scene to remove any damaged vehicles from the roadway. The lorry driver will typically first assess the location of the accident to ensure that it is safe to approach the damaged cars. They will then use specialised equipment, such as a winch or a set of chains, to securely attach the damaged vehicle to the tow truck. The car will then be carefully loaded onto the truck bed and transported to a garage or repair shop for further assessment and repairs. In case of a severe accident, the police must be notified first, and they will arrange for the vehicle to be towed to a secure location for investigation.


Can a tow truck tow a van?

Yes, a tow truck can tow a van. Most tow trucks are equipped with the necessary equipment to tow various vehicles, including vans.

Tow lorry can use different methods to tow a van depending on the size and weight of the vehicle. A tow truck can use a standard hook and chain system for smaller vans to tow the car. A flatbed tow truck may be required for larger vans, such as a full-size cargo van. Flatbed tow trucks have a bed that can be lowered to the ground, allowing the vehicle to be driven onto the bed and secured for transport.

It is important to note that not all tow trucks can tow all types of vans; some vehicles may require specialised towing equipment or a specific type of tow truck. We can advise on the right lorry for the specifics of the accident.


Can a truck tow a bus?

Yes, a truck can tow a bus, depending on the bus's size and weight and the truck's capabilities.

Tow trucks with larger capacities, such as heavy-duty trucks, could tow a bus.

However, not all trucks can tow a bus, particularly large buses, and would require a particular type of tow truck.

The bus will be attached to the tow truck using specialised equipment such as chains, and the bus will be loaded onto the truck bed, or the bus will be pulled behind the car.

It is important to note that towing a large vehicle, such as a bus, requires a great deal of experience and knowledge of the proper procedures to ensure that the car is towed safely and without causing damage to the vehicle.


For more information on 24-hour recovery, please contact us today. 


Please get in touch with us now if you have any additional questions about our 24-hour recovery services.


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