Published On: November 7th, 20180 Comments

Gardenstate Towing are experts in towing all types of vehicles – boats, caravans, cars, trailers – you name it and we can tow it. In fact, there’s no situation where we’ve been unable to tow a vehicle for you. We pride ourselves in being able to help fellow Melburnians out of sticky situations.

Of course, with summer approaching, people are taking to the roads with caravans, boats, and camping trailers to make the most of the sunshine. Sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. If you’re in a difficult situation or you’re facing a mechanical issue while on holiday – don’t worry – our professional tow truck drivers are on-call 24/7 for emergency towing.

Towing Tips for Safe Towing

If you’re preparing for your holiday trip, then you should keep these towing tips in mind when securing your boat, caravan or trailer to your vehicle.

Pre-check

  • Check that your coupling is properly connected
  • Make sure your safety chains and break-away wire are secure
  • Is the trailer plug plugged in?
  • Turn off any gas cylinders
  • Release the handbrake
  • Is everything battened down?
  • Check your tyre pressure

Driving

  • Keep an eye out for poles and road signs to avoid side-swiping
  • Before reversing – check the surrounding area. In the case of a caravan or boat check that there aren’t any low hanging branches
  • Reverse slowly – get out to check the area if you have to or pull forward and start again if it’s not going according to plan
  • Don’t exceed the maximum speed limit for towing – 100km/h
  • Keep a greater following distance
  • Go wide on corners (turn slightly later on a roundabout to keep the towed vehicle in the lane longer)
  • Slow down if there are high wind warnings

 

Gardenstate Towing Services

If you have gotten into trouble with your towed vehicle, we’ll help. We keep all our trucks and equipment in prime condition, so your vehicles can get to and from places safely and securely. We have tilt-slide tray and wheel-lift trucks. If you need us – don’t hesitate to call.

Mtb
Mtb
10:04 19 Sep 21
My partners merc decided to die on her at 6pm on a Sunday night. Brett from gardenstate towing was out in about half an hour and had it back at our home in less time. Cant recommend these guys enough. Brett you're a legend mate. Cheers guys.
Angelo Suriyabandara
Angelo Suriyabandara
10:56 18 Sep 21
Steven Dong
Steven Dong
02:33 15 Sep 21
We been called their service for many time, all in mid night, they came so fast and towing our car to garage, especially we like to say is the driver Brett, he is the best, professional man I ever meet!! We so proud of use their service and so haapy for Brett to look after us so well, we love to give gardenstate five star!!!!
Jasper Li
Jasper Li
12:02 14 Sep 21
Bratt helps me a lot I'm so appreciate that, the assistant was so quick.
Christy Davidson
Christy Davidson
06:17 11 Sep 21
My car broke down on the Monash Freeway and it was very stressful. After contacting Gardenstate Towing, Harley arrived within 30mins of the call and was able to help me get my car out of the service lane on the freeway.The service was excellent, all COVID safety measures were in place and the truck was spotless. Excellent service and a great price, especially on a weekend! Very impressed and will definitely use them again if required. Thanks again Harley!!
Nicolò Caravante
Nicolò Caravante
11:19 10 Sep 21
Thank you so much Brett for help me today with my car, great service, top quality and professionality !!!
Jo Galea
Jo Galea
12:14 23 Aug 21
The driver who assisted me in towing my Holden was bloody awesome 👌Arrived in under an hour Jimmy was Covid safe from word go. Introduced himself. Was polite & had a great sense of humour. The driver took pics of my vehicle before loading her on the truck. Which protects both parties in the event of damage. My car is lowered & my driver Jimmy was so great at driving her up making sure he checked as he did so she went on smoothly. Highly recommend Gardenstate towing. I felt totally safe leaving my car in the hands of your driver. 🥰
Lyndal Imlach
Lyndal Imlach
23:20 22 Aug 21
Thanks for the professional service supplied. Great easy communication with staff there and prompt turn around with the work. Keep it up.
jagadeesh kata
jagadeesh kata
10:05 19 Aug 21
Driver Harley did very good job towing my Audi. took lots of care . A1 service
Arun Kumar
Arun Kumar
03:14 23 Jun 21
I had called up Kia roadside assist and they dispatched Harley to my house where the two front wheels of my car was stuck in mud and I needed the car to be towed out. It's your employees who make your organization great right? On that note - these 5 stars are for Harley from Gardenstate Towing. He was professional, explained what he was going to do, courteous to other people getting in and out of our way (other cars on the street). I did not have to do anything and the job was completed under 10 minutes! I would recommend calling them if you have a problem with towing!
Ben Broadby
Ben Broadby
15:16 12 Jun 21
Great service from Brett D, really appreciate the help when it was much needed. Highly recommend, on behalf of my dad Rod
Stafford Pup1
Stafford Pup1
00:04 10 May 21
Had a tyre blow out on motorbike trailer last night on the Monash Fwy, Don i think is who i spoke to when i called was great, new the exact location that city link towed to, (im hopeless with directions) tow truck driver was on time and he was nice to, pricing was good considering the time and location it needed to be towed back to, I am a female and actually felt at ease using this service and like I wasn't getting ripped of because i was a female. thanks guys
Kerry Groenewald
Kerry Groenewald
10:50 09 Apr 21
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!Fast, professional, knowledgable & friendly service. Thank you so much!
Fraser Pyers
Fraser Pyers
07:21 03 Mar 21
The best towing service in Melbourne! The staff are super friendly and helpful! Will definitely use again!
Charles Pisani
Charles Pisani
10:59 07 Jan 21
Friendly service and delivered as promised
paul dunn
paul dunn
04:44 06 Jan 21
Great towing company. Fantastic communication and jumped to my rescue when nationwide completely left me in the lurch after promising to pick up my vehicle. Much cheaper than nationwide, and that's even with the so called 'racv discount' that nationwide offers customers.
wolf zimmermann
wolf zimmermann
04:40 25 Dec 20
Great service, fast and friendly.
John Woods
John Woods
09:51 29 Oct 20
Brad Cook provided outstanding service in towing our damaged Honda CRV. Extremely helpful, thoughtful, courteous and industry wise. Advice and follow up after our incident well beyond the call of duty and deserving of particular praise. Brad helped reduce the stress we experienced. He's a great asset to Gardenstate Towing and the towing industry.
Andrew Wong
Andrew Wong
00:20 07 Oct 20
Super friendly, professional, and prompt. Took great care of my car. Would recommend A+++
Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy
03:32 06 Oct 20
Professional, punctual and good blokes. I called Garden State for a tricky tow from an underground car park, and was bracing myself for a long and stressful afternoon. Thanks to Chris, the tow and drop off at the mechanics was extremely easy and sorted within 90 minutes. I couldn't be happier with the service, and recommend GST to anybody in a jam.
Colin Berwick
Colin Berwick
07:32 06 Aug 20
With Covid lock down in Melbourne my 1974 Citroen Pallas was stuck over 5Km away ( 20Km ) in Richmond I had it picked up and back in Bayside within 2 hours. V Good thanks A+
Michael Lindley
Michael Lindley
11:40 04 Aug 20
Wow the professionalism of dean and his team. 2nd to none. Clean, neat and professional. My pride and joy looked after. Thanks guys.
Suzen Sakiri
Suzen Sakiri
06:45 17 Jul 20
I called Gardenstate for a tow. Martin, the gentleman who took my call was polite, attentive, communicative and showed a high level of professionalism and respect, whilst assisting me with the dilemma I was in. Martin made me feel safe and at ease as valued a customer. I highly recommend Gardenstate Towing. I wouldn't waste my time with any other.
Sam Minawieh
Sam Minawieh
03:54 17 Jul 20
best towing service ive used. thank to Brian that reffered me.quality service, reliability is A1 always onetime and professional.
Modern Automotive
Modern Automotive
10:02 09 Jul 20
hi. Brian here from modern automotive in sunshine north.we use and recommend gardenstate towing we have been using them for a few months now and by the way we have been treated and respected by them i think we will be with then for life. id like to thank all the guys at gardenstat for all your help.
Sylvester Saldanha
Sylvester Saldanha
05:49 03 Jul 20
My car broke down earlier this week, and I called Gardenstate Towing. Got a quote on the phone, and got my car picked up straight away. They got me out a tricky situation. Thanks for the prompt and good customer service. Cheers.
Nicholas Markovich
Nicholas Markovich
12:10 28 Jun 20
Had my stolen car found by the police and towed to this business. They contacted me straight me away and were very courteous, professional and efficient in returning my car to me. Would recommend!
kale
kale
23:46 04 Jun 20
On time, efficient and professional. Harley picked up my porsche and assisted pushing it out of the garage and onto the truck in a narrow and awkward street. Nice guy, professional and clearly took care of the car.
Hannah Kelland
Hannah Kelland
01:42 01 Jun 20
I recently had my car stolen and it was taken to Gardenstate by VIC police. Gardenstate were so helpful and understanding of my situation. If I ever need towing services, I will be contacting Gardenstate.
All Roadside Assistance
All Roadside Assistance
22:00 29 May 20
Jodie Wright
Jodie Wright
09:59 09 Mar 20
A huge shout out for Brett who came out and saved me from a terrible situation where a council pole was on the ground and I drove over the top of it in a COUNCIL carpark, I didn't realise it was there, the small pole in the ground was caught between my wheel and front bumper, not a good situation! Brett was not only patient but methodical in his approach taking every precaution not to damage my car. What a life saver thank you Brett!!!
Lerxst Dawg
Lerxst Dawg
12:16 04 Mar 20
Harley arrived exactly at the time he had arranged. He looked after my car as if it was his own. Painless, seamless and friendly service. Garden state will look after you and your car, guaranteed.
Robbin Vinay
Robbin Vinay
06:41 21 Feb 20
Friendly staff and good service
Julie Nguyen
Julie Nguyen
18:11 20 Feb 20
David was my tow truck driver! He honestly went above and beyond at 4am in the morning. Price was reasonable considering the distance and time. I thought that he’d just drop my self and my car at the drop off place and go but nah! He stayed and help to find the problem of my car. He assume it needed power steering fluids and he drove me to the nearest gas station to buy some and went back to the car. Though the car still did not work. I am really grateful that he even stayed back and help and that’s what I call exceptional customer service! After that, he was nice enough to take me home. Literally above and beyond. Couldn’t thank David enough for his work and time!
Benjamin Szczurowski
Benjamin Szczurowski
00:51 21 Jan 20
Staff very understanding and helpful
Rahul Maniyar
Rahul Maniyar
20:33 19 Jan 20
Leeann “Leelee” Buck
Leeann “Leelee” Buck
10:28 01 Jan 20
Amazing service, couldn't be happier. I would recommend to anyone needing fast and professional service.
Lance Johnson
Lance Johnson
01:00 17 Dec 19
Brett collected my vehicle this morning within the time frame arranged & was very efficient & courteous & I would recommend their service
Martin Storey-Smith
Martin Storey-Smith
02:47 24 Nov 19
Quick response, arrived within twenty minutes. Harley was super friendly and helpful. Know their job really well and always eager to lend a hand.
A A
A A
01:09 23 Oct 19
Good price and on time
Wesley Golledge
Wesley Golledge
05:09 10 Oct 19
Excellent service.The truck was on time, and the driver, Brett’s service was impeccable and very professional.We have used GST many times before and would happily recommend them to anybody.
Adel H
Adel H
05:33 21 Sep 19
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