When people think towing, the first thing that comes to mind is breakdowns on the freeway. (And that is an important service we offer.) However, from time to time we are called on to provide vehicle recovery services when cars are stolen and recovered in parks and state forests.
Salvaging these cars can be a difficult job. Often they are dumped and torched after being stolen and usually in difficult to reach locations. Rusty, burned out cars are of course dangerous for locals enjoying their state forests and parks as well as native wildlife, so most councils try to recover the vehicles as much as possible. Insurers also look to recover the vehicle, regardless of its condition.
Often local riders or bushwalkers discover the car, and notify police, which eventually leads to us. In this case study, a car was found in Tonimbuk, a semi-rural area to the south east of Melbourne – in between Pakenham and Drouin.
Firstly one of our managers visited the location to assess the site and create a plan for recovery of the vehicle. The next day, the salvage team was there to get it done.
Here’s our gallery showing exactly how we got the car out. Don’t try this at home – this is a job best left to professionals.