08/24/2011
By: tsuriai
Armada Towing
I left an interior light on in my car, which drained the battery just barely to the point of not turning over. I called AAA, AAA sent me Armada. Upon arrival, the tech immediately asked me about the age of my battery (which I've had no issues with when I'm not doing stupid things like leaving lights on overnight), and decided that he needed to "run a diagnostic" in order to tell me if my battery was "safe to jump", or if I would need to buy a new battery. This already didn't feel right to me, I've had vehicles jumped plenty of times in the past, and I've never gotten that kind of... it felt almost like a threat. I went inside while he was running the diagnostic, and told my fiancee that something felt off, and that they probably had a battery in their truck to try to sell me. And sure enough, their "test" came back as my battery needing to be replaced! Fancy that! And hey, they do remote installs and just happen to have one with them! The guy seemed genuinely surprised that I turned him down- I can't imagine how many people they actually get to buy from them on the spot. In the end, he thankfully did jump my car without requiring me to buy a battery, and I'm grateful for that at least. But the whole scammy sales push left me with a very bad taste in my mouth, and I wouldn't go to them for help again if given the choice.
08/18/2012
By: rbg-stichman
ALL AFFORDABLE TOWING
I left my car at CVS overnight and when I went to get it the next day, I see that my car was gone. I GOT TOWED (I guess I did not see the sign posted in the parking lot). I called the towing service listed on the sign. Let me let everyone know that this business has Grade A employees and some of the friendliest people I have come across (most of us have experienced towing services that simply do not care). I was instructed on what I would need to retrieve my car and all my questions were answered promptly. When I arrived, I saw my car was in a well secured location. I talked with Eric, who quickly got everything cleared for me in no time. He told me they took care of my car and after inspecting it, there wasn't even a fingerprint on it. We spent more time chatting about cars then it took to process all my paperwork. In the past, I have come across towing services that charge these ridiculous fees. All Affordable Towing doesn't gouge your eyes out. The fees were more than half of what most places charge. If you ever get towed away, you better hope it's by this company! If you ever need a tow service, call this company without hesitation. They treat their customers like a friend! My Saturday morning was better than expected!! Support this local and independently owned company. They will treat your vehicle as if it was their own. Thanks again.-Rick
01/13/2016
By: Paige V.
Texas Patriot Towing
When I saw that Texas Patriot Towing had a five star rating, I called because that must mean they're great and the price is great also. Adam came out, was super friendly and began the towing process. Before he started towing, he asked what was wrong with the vehicle. I told him the issue (auto theft system went into lock down mode and car could not and would not start.) any way, he asked if could take a look WITHOUT CHARGING ME because he's a mechanic and was happy to tell me what was wrong which is why I was towing it in the first place. Because I didn't know for sure what was wrong. Anyway, the car was worth $800 on Craigslist without problems and he informed me that the damage would cost about $500-600. A squirrel ate the electrical wiring and basically totaled the car... That happens?!?! Yes, it does. I had called a mechanic garage before he arrived and told them the wiring was all discombobulated and they quoted me a very similar price if it did end up being the electrical. Need less to say, he didn't have to go out of his way and save us over $100 by not having to take the car into a mechanic shop. He was very trustworthy and I'm beyond thankful that he showed up today. Adam was a major blessing on my mom's tight budget. Thanks Adam! God bless and be with you always!
07/22/2016
By: Roger S.
AFFORDABLE MOBILE MECHANIC
I hoped this mechanic, Jonathan, would be my "go-to" mechanic, but not the case; day 1, he scheduled time to arrive at my home at numerous different times & didn't keep to any of these times. While changing the oil on my car, he punctured the oil filter w/ a screwdriver to remove it, this didn't work & then stated that he didnt know what to do & he was not going to be able to continue work on the vehicle because he "didn't want to damage the engine anymore", ultimately he was able to get the filter off, luckily, after numerous trips to the auto parts store & complete the job. Finally, the day after the repair, the vehicle began to show "new" symptoms, I called & requested that he come take a look at my vehicle again for which he agreed. He scheduled a time on 1 day, was a no call no show; I called the next day & again he agreed to come take a look at the vehicle & was a no call no show. I hate to leave negative feedback, but this isn't how you run a business or treat your customers.
07/21/2016
By: J G.
Texas Patriot Towing
Adam came out to tow my Mother's vehicle after our insurance's road side assistance kept us waiting 3 hours! I gave up waiting on them and called Texas Patriot Towing. He was finishing another job and was at my Mother's house within 30 minutes. He was very professional, quick, efficient, and was nice enough to chat with us, as both my Mother and I were in the military as well and my Uncle who was also a Marine. He got my mother's vehicle to the dealership safely and at the end, when filling out paperwork, called me over to see his puppy, Sherman. Sherman was incredibly sweet puppy that I could not stop thinking about all day. What began as a miserable experience with another tow company turned into a wonderful experience with Adam and his puppy Sherman. I highly recommend Texas Patriot Towing and will use his service again when needed. In addition, I will refer him to friends and family in the area when they are in need and my mother has pledged to do the same.
06/24/2014
By: Ange C.
Texas Patriot Towing
Thank you!!! I cant believe that towing a truck is hard work. But the best thing was that the owner come out to tow my Truck that was on the ground due to a damage ball joint and caused other damages to my truck. My concerns were not to add anymore damages that already excited. I had called around but I didn't feel that positive results of not adding more damages to my truck. They wanted me to sign a waiver. This is my first time using a towing company. It took me almost 2 days to find someone that I can feel like they know what there doing. The owner explain to me how he would lift the truck onto the bed and he would take his time so no new damages will happen to the truck.. The price was very reasonable. And the work was more then I expected. He did everything he said and the best thing was he understood my concerns for new damages being add. Very friendly and very understanding. Highly recommend.
08/11/2012
By: jerrygonzalez
Allstar Towing
As a fellow business man, I can respect the work of Allstar Towing. They not only understood the gravity and needs of the situation, but they treated our dilemma with nothing but respect and sincerity. Empathy is a main priority of this company, and it rivals any I have seen in the twenty year business career I have endured. Exceeding the standards of a typical towing company, Allstar went above and beyond by assisting in the clarification of communication with my insurance provider to ensure my complete reimbursment. I would sincerely like to extend grattitude to Allstar for provding me with above par serivice and understanding. My condolensces to Allstar! - Jerry Gonzalez M.D.
08/05/2015
By: Shannon N.
Texas Patriot Towing
The best towing company I have ever used! Driver was very friendly, helpful and showed up in twenty minutes! Love the fact he kept us apprised of how far away he was, so we weren't sitting there wondering. Service was incredible! Was very careful when hooking up and towing my car and really seemed to care. No charging by the mile nonsense with this company. They charge one flat rate! Their competitors charge $3 a mile, in addition to a huge fee, and told us it would be a lengthy wait. I have added these folks to my cell phone, as they will be my go to place for towing! I HIGHLY recommend you do the same!
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01/04/2017
By: Nicole W.
Texas Patriot Towing
Know this name: Texas Patriot Towing!!! Amazing reliable towing business! I spoke to Adam (owner/driver) who was so helpful and understanding with my situation. He charges a flat rate and uses a heavy duty long Bed Tow Truck. I got my car picked up in less than 45 minutes and paid $75 for a 19 mile transport. I did not worry about how my car would arrive at destination because it was very secured and locked in place, also he sent me text alerts to stay in contact. I will be a return customer because of Adam's kindness, reliability and professionalism. Also Adam is a Marine..you can't beat that!
03/29/2014
By: allysongilmore
Texas Patriot Towing
We broke down this afternoon with a busted radiator hose. After 2 hours of trying to get my car to the shop a couple hundred feet at a time, I broke down and called Texas Patriot Towing, and all I can say is that I wish I had done it two hours sooner! He was reasonably priced, and showed up extremely quick! I was seriously impressed. And the icing on the cake was how friendly he was, and comfortable he made me feel about the whole situation. If you're looking for a tow service, you can't go wrong with this guy. Highly recommended, and I'll be saving his number for any future towing needs!
Tips & Advices
Yes, most roadside assistance coverage plans offer towing services. There might be certain restrictions, however. For example, the plan may only cover towing services for a certain number of miles. Drivers should check with their providers for details.
Which cars are covered depends on the roadside assistance provider. AAA services are available to members and not specific to any vehicle. As long as members pays their dues and have their membership card on hand, they can use AAA for someone else's car. Generally, auto insurance plans cover the car itself, not the driver, so people can't use their roadside assistance for another. However, details vary between providers, plans and local laws. Drivers should consult with their insurance providers to see whose cars are covered.
Roadside assistance coverage varies depending on the provider. However, they generally include:
  • Tire change
  • Battery jump start
  • Towing services
  • Locksmith service
  • Minimal mechanical labor
  • Delivery of oil, fuel, batteries or other parts
If a driver has a flat tire and no spare, roadside assistance services can deliver a new one. However, these services will not pay for the cost of the tire. That will be the driver's responsibility. Based on the location, some will tow a car to a tire dealer.
Most roadside assistance plans offer gas delivery and service. However, clients are generally responsible for the cost of the gas.

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