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, as well as safety and CPR 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.
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.
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
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
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
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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.
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.”