11917 Ocean Gateway  •  Ocean City MD 21842  •    410-289-9250

Towing Servcies in Ocean City

Bridge Auto is available 24 hours a day to assist customers on the roadside after a breakdown or accident.

Wheel Lift Towing

Wheel Lift Towing

Bridge Auto provides wheel lift towing, which avoids damaging the vehicle because this type of towing only touches the tires. Brackets are fitted in front of and behind the drive wheels and the car is secured in place with steel pins. The tow truck lifts the vehicle and the wheels are cradled behind the brackets. There is also the integrated lift, which can be controlled from the inside of the truck and deployed with hydraulic power. This method of towing is faster to set up than flatbed towing.

Flatbed Towing

Flatbed tow truck hauling car

Depending on the condition of your vehicle after an accident or the type of repair needed, we may use a flatbed to tow your vehicle. Flatbed towing provides more stability while transporting your car and keeps your car from coming into contact with the road. If you’ve been in an accident or your car broke down on the road and your car is inoperable, give us a call. Whether its 3:00 in the afternoon or 3:00 in the morning, we’ll pick up you and your car. We can have the vehicle towed to our repair shop, your home, or other location of your choice in the area. One of our mechanics will follow up with you the same or next day to go over the repairs you need, if applicable.

Roadside Assistance

Man by wrecked car calling for assistance

Bridge Auto provides roadside assistance in Ocean City and the surrounding areas. This includes repairs that can be done on the spot such as tire and battery replacements. We can also jump start your car or put fuel in an empty gas tank. When inclement weather conditions such as rain, ice, and snow make the roads slippery, it can be all too easy to end up off the road and in a snow bank or ditch. We have chains, trucks, and other equipment to recover your vehicle from the toughest spots and get you on your way.

Which type of tow truck is used when?

When towing illegally parked cars or cars that are being repossessed, an integrated or repo truck is often used. This is a specialized light duty truck that integrates a boom and wheel-lift into one unit, allowing the driver to control and move the vehicle into place without having to exit the truck to hook up.

After an accident, a car that has front or rear wheels missing may be towed with a sling truck when they cannot be securely towed by another type of truck. Flatbeds are also used after accidents. It usually depends on the severity and type of damage suffered in the accident.

Flatbed tow trucks are also used after a car has broken down when you cannot start or move the vehicle onto a wheel-lift system. They have good loading capacities and are fitted with a winch to load and unload vehicles. If your car needs to be recovered from a ditch or embankment, a boom truck is used, which will safely pull the vehicle back on the road and if the car is drivable, easily unhooks so you can quickly get back in the car.

11917 Ocean Gateway  •  Ocean City MD 21842  •    410-289-9250