Towing in Germantown, Maryland

Geyers Auto Towing has a stellar reputation in the Germantown area. Our company has over two decades of experience taking care of stranded drivers, as well as providing towing services for auto repair facilities and law enforcement.

The members of our team are professionally trained, background checked, and drug-free. Our towing and recovery specialists are WRECKMASTER certified. Geyers Towing’s drivers are courteous, professional, friendly, and always there to help. We provide towing, vehicle recovery, and roadside assistance services, any time of day or night.

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What Is the Difference Between Light, Medium, and Heavy Towing?

All different types of vehicles break down and require towing services. It’s important that your towing service knows what type of vehicle you’re driving so we can bring the appropriate equipment to move it. There are specific DOT classifications that tow companies use to determine what type of tow your vehicle will need. There are eight classes, each based on the weight of the vehicle in question.

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Light Towing

Classes 1 and 2 fall under the light category. These are typical passenger vehicles, including sedans, SUVs, minivans, pickup trucks, and full-size vans. 

  • Class 1: 6,000 pounds or less
  • Class 4: 6,001 – 10,000 pounds

Medium Towing

Classes 3, 4, 5, and 6 are in the medium category. These midsize vehicles include delivery trucks, motor homes, parcel trucks, ambulances, dump trucks, landscape trucks, flatbeds, box trucks, and small and medium school and transit buses. Weight ranges are as follows:

  • Class 3: 10,001 – 14,000 pounds
  • Class 4: 14,001 – 16,000 pounds
  • Class 5: 16,001 – 19, 500 pounds
  • Class 6: 19,501 – 26,000 pounds

Heavy Towing

Classes 7 and 8 include the heaviest vehicles. Examples of these vehicles are large delivery trucks, motor coaches, garbage trucks, cement mixers, and tractor-trailers. 

  • Class 7: 26,001 – 33,000 pounds
  • Class 8: over 33,001 pounds

Facing an Emergency? Call Now!

If you have any questions about the services that we offer, feel free to call us. We are open 24 hours a day. One of our friendly team members would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have and walk you through the process so there are no surprises.

What Is Vehicle Recovery and When Is It Used?

Sometimes vehicles are stuck in a difficult situation that requires special equipment to remove and relocate it. Vehicle recovery is necessary in cases of severe accidents, when cars or trucks are damaged, tangled, or are no longer on the roadway.

Geyers Towing is equipped to handle complete incident management, including:

  • Hazardous material containment
  • Air cushion recovery
  • Overturned buses, tractor-trailers, aircraft, and boats 

Unlike a simple tow, vehicle recovery includes additional equipment such as winch lines, recovery straps, saws, and torches.

Vehicles submerged or partially submerged in water may require the assistance of an underwater recovery team. Vehicle recovery can be a dangerous job, so equipment is inspected and maintained on a daily basis to ensure safety and proper performance. Our team is expertly trained on how to handle these situations, and we adhere to all safety guidelines when performing vehicle recovery. 

What Can Our Germantown Towing & Roadside Support Help With?

Roadside support service can assist stranded drivers with a number of different problems.

Dead Batteries

Many drivers have found themselves in the aggravating situation where their car simply won't start. More often than not, a drained or dead battery is responsible for the failure to start. Sometimes headlights are left on by mistake and drain the battery, and sometimes the bitter cold weather is to blame. Whatever the reason, roadside support can help you out. We will assess the situation and determine if the battery is okay and just needs a jump-start or if you may need a replacement battery. If you need a replacement, we'll install a new one on the spot.

Flat Tires

It never fails — flat tires always occur at the worst possible times. That characteristic popping, thumping, flapping sound only seems to happen when you're late for work, on your way to a wedding, or in the middle of the pouring rain. Whether your flat tire was caused by debris in the road or a monstrous pothole, we can help. We'll swap that flat out for your spare tire and have you on your way again in no time.

Fuel Delivery

We get it. You were running late and didn't have time to stop for gas, and you really thought you could make it that few extra miles. No worries. We'll bring you enough gas to get you to a station where you can fill your tank up.


Yes, we've all done it. Maybe you were trying to carry all the groceries at once and dropped the keys into the trunk right as you slammed it shut. Maybe you set the keys down on the passenger seat to balance all the other stuff in your hands, got up, hit the lock button on the door, and shut it just as you realized the keys were on the wrong side of the door. It doesn't matter how it happens — all that matters is that we can get you back in.

Is Roadside Support and Towing Available 24 Hours a Day?

At Geyers Towing, we understand the true meaning of emergency assistance. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you with your roadside emergencies. These things don’t happen on a schedule, and drivers should feel comfortable knowing that there is always someone who can come help them, no matter what time it is. Whether you need a jump-start at 4:00 a.m. or a tow at midnight, we’re happy to help.

Our drivers are the fastest (and friendliest) in the Germantown area. When you have an emergency, we’ll be there promptly to ensure your safety. Our professional team can help you with all of your emergencies, from flat tires and dead batteries to stuck vehicles. If you have a roadside emergency, please feel free to contact us for assistance. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction, and we’re always “going out of our way to get you on yours.”

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