Emergency Road Services and Charges

Home Traveling Safety Emergency Road Services

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has more than 20 authorized service garages under contract to provide towing and emergency road service to motorists on the PA Turnpike 24 hours a day. The authorized service garages respond to all dispatches and usually arrive at the scene of a disabled vehicle within 45 minutes. The rates outlined only apply to customers experiencing mechanical difficulties and do not apply to crashes.

Road Service

  • Passenger vehicle - $72
  • Medium vehicle - $101
  • Commercial vehicle - $144

Towing Service

  • Passenger vehicle - $86 hook-up, plus $4.25/mile
  • Medium vehicle - $158 hook-up, plus $4.75/mile
  • Commercial vehicle - $245 hook-up, plus $6/mile

Additional Charges

  • Dispensing fuel - at prevailing rate
  • Dispensing antifreeze - at prevailing rate
  • Winching
  • Removal of parts to permit towing
  • Use of specialty tools
  • Time spent in excess of 15 minutes
  • Other non-listed services

Methods of Payment

  • Cash
  • Major Credit Cards
  • Commercial Checks (COMCHECK, TELECHEK)

AAA - All Authorized Service Providers honor valid AAA memberships, as well as other motor club memberships. Check with provider for details. Personal Checks are not usually accepted. Payment arrangements shall be between the customer and the Authorized Service Provider. Additional payment options may be available.

Rates Apply Only to Mechanical Breakdowns

"Prevailing rates" are prices charged in the vicinity of the Authorized Service Providers territory. For Service in excess of 15 minutes to render a non-listed service, the Authorized Service Provider may charge a labor fee calculated at the prevailing, competitive hourly rate not to exceed fees normally charged for off-PA Turnpike work.

There will be no roadway service charge when there is a towing charge.

Towing rates are based on mileage from the point of breakdown on the PA Turnpike to the contracted garage. Should a customer wish to be towed to any other location of their choosing, the Authorized Service Provider may charge prevailing rates and payment arrangements shall be agreed before additional towing/service is performed. Repairs after leaving the PA Turnpike System are for direct arrangements between the customer and the Authorized Service Provider. Any Authorized Service Provider is permitted to charge a daily storage fee for vehicles left on their property.