tow truck

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Synonyms for tow truck

a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)

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If the breakdown truck repairs your vehicle, driver and passengers should get back in the car through the right passenger doors and immediately put seat belts on.
That can work out fine - a breakdown truck may happen to pass by - but it can also mean you're caught out.
Truck gets stuck A breakdown truck on a rescue mission near Spalding in Lincolnshire got stuck in mud, forcing its driver to call out another breakdown truck.
DO, when waiting for the breakdown truck to arrive, try to find productive ways to pass the time.
Wales legend Quinnell knows better than most the heart-breaking despair of a Lions journey that ends with a reluctant call for a breakdown truck.
Where do Kev's breakdown truck and car go at night, not to mention Roy's Morris Traveller?
His van broke down en route and he had to load himself and his bikes into Max Dilger's vehicle while his mechanic awaited the arrival of a breakdown truck.
I still occasionally make models with Meccano, the current one being a 1930s-style breakdown truck powered by a modified Ford Escort windscreen wiper motor.
Then a breakdown truck from a local garage arrived on the scene to help the rescue effort, but the ropes kept snapping and the truck too became a victim of the sand.
The battered hearse is loaded onto the back of a breakdown truck after the horses bolted Picture: GAVIN TRAFFORD
A breakdown truck then slid back into all three men, crushing them between the vehicles.
Hundreds of people had gathered at the scene of the incident until 11.00 am when a breakdown truck from a Chinese oil company was brought to the scene to do the work.
Mrs Noakes called for help - and within a minute a breakdown truck with the ambulance on the back arrived at her doorstep.
A resigned Michael Schumacher watches his Ferrari being lifted onto a breakdown truck in free practice yesterday
A PICTURE of a toy car strapped on the back of a breakdown truck on the M77 gave our online readers a good chuckle yesterday.