The true towing cost should be considered. Do not settle on a service provider based on the charges. Consider the price per mile as well as the hook-up fee. The hook-up fee usually covers costs related to the vehicle being attached to a tow truck. There are companies that are able to offer a hook-up fee that is quite low and this is often aimed at getting you to choose them. At the end of the day, the company still requires to pay the price per mile. Find out how much you are required to pay in total beforehand.