Why You Need Heavy-Duty Towing, No Matter the Size of Your Vehicle

“Life is a Highway” as the popular song goes, and in life bad things can happen on our traffic-congested roads. Whether a collision, pile up, rollover or disabled vehicle, car, truck, SUV or larger vehicle; heavy-duty flatbed towing is the safest and best option to ensure damage-free and safe transport. That’s because a traditional tow truck that hoists the front wheels off the ground can put a vehicle’s engine, tires, and bumper at further risk of damage, especially over bumps or rough terrain. Who should request heavy-duty towing? We say everyone, but for clarification, these are the types of vehicles that commonly require heavy-duty towing.

  • SEMI TRUCKS and TRAILERS. If you have a disabled semi-tractor or a single axle trailer that needs to be towed, it is recommended that you hire the services of a heavy-duty towing company with well-trained tow truck operators. Towing semi tractor-trailers could be dangerous and requires knowledge and experience to avoid causing damage to the vehicle.
  • EXTREME VEHICLES. These are vehicles that roll on tracks or more than 6 wheels. Bobtails, big rigs, garbage trucks and some types of farm and construction equipment fall into this category. Other types of specialty, oversized and heavy equipment should only be transported by a towing company equipped with professional heavy-duty towing equipment.
  • BUSES. Given its weight, shape, and size, towing a heavy vehicle like a bus can be hard to haul without special equipment. Choosing the right towing service is vital to prevent any skirting or scraping during long-distance towing.
  • MOTORHOMES and RV TRAILERS. Out in force during the spring and summer nationwide, as well as warm weather states during the fall and winter, motorhomes and fifth wheel designs towed by a pickup truck are often complex in shape and size. Much like a bus, they require specialized skills and equipment to ensure a safe and reliable tow to the final destination.
  • HIGHLY DAMAGED VEHICLES. Believe it or not, heavy duty towing is not only required for towing heavy-duty vehicles. Sometimes following a collision, vehicles that are severely damaged can take on an odd shape and that can make it more difficult to facilitate a tow. A heavy-duty flatbed tow truck can tow vehicles in all conditions, all shapes and all sizes.
  • HIGHLY PRIZED VEHICLES. Heavy-duty tow trucks are not limited to hauling large vehicles and equipment. They work in every type of terrain and can transport all kinds of vehicles including all types of cars, trucks, and SUVs as well as luxury, exotic and classic cars. If you have a vehicle that you value and want to prevent further damage, consider heavy-duty flatbed towing service.
    Before an accident or breakdown occurs, be proactive and choose a respected towing firm with heavy-duty experience in advance. You may never need to call for a tow, but if an emergency occurs, you’ll be glad to have the contact information saved to your smartphone. Please add our number, (601) 948-1310 today. At Ward’s Wrecker Service, we’ve been providing outstanding towing services in the Jackson, Mississippi Area for more than 50 years.


Traveling the roads on a cold winter’s day is stressful enough, so why risk the chance of a dead car battery stopping you in your tracks?   There are a few thing you can do to help prevent your vehicle’s battery from draining and refusing to charge. But first, it should be noted, if the battery is over 3 years old, it might be time to replace it. If your battery is less than 3 years old, there are preventative measures you can take to squeeze the most life out of it.

#1. Get your battery tested.    No matter it’s age, its always a wise idea to have an automotive technician test the battery as well as the electrical system in your vehicle prior to the cold weather seasons.  Most people ask to have the service performed during a routine oil change or tune-up. If all looks good, you’ll enjoy some peace-of-mind, but if something is wrong, it’s better to find out sooner, rather than later. 

#2. Clean the battery terminals and battery connections.   Corrosion and build-up on the terminals occur over time and will eventually prevent your battery from doing its job.  If the corrosion is a green-blue color, it is likely that the copper in the terminal clamp has reacted with the lead in the battery terminal to create copper sulfate.  This substance does not conduct electricity very well, so clean it off with an acid neutralizer made from baking soda and water with a wire brush or toothbrush. If the corrosion is a white powdery substance that’s sulfation,  which indicates the battery is not properly charging. If it’s soft to the touch, adding a charge to a full battery could reverse the problem. If it’s hard to the touch that indicates prolonged undercharging, or in other words, time to get a new battery.  If you are unsure, check with your local mechanic for more insight. 

#3. Drive to keep the battery charged.   Allowing your vehicle to sit idle for days or weeks (even inside a garage) can drain the charge inside the battery.  Try to drive at least 20 minutes a day during the winter to keep the charge. If your vehicle struggles while trying to start the engine, replace the battery. You may be fine for a short time, but eventually, the odds are your battery will let you down.

#4. Invest in a Jump Pack.  This portable device offers many benefits over traditional jumper cables.  Designed to transfer power to a car battery using special booster cables, a jump pack is easy-to use and does not require assistance from another driver or perfect positioning of your disabled car. Simply open the hood, place the device on your engine, connect it to your battery and you’ll soon be ready to roll! An excellent tool to keep in your vehicle  in the event of an emergency, some jump packs come with other cool features like USB ports for cellphone charging, LED Flashlights and more.  At Ward’s Wrecker Service, we  wish you safe travels on the road this winter, but should you need  wrecker service in Jackson MS, we hope you will call us at 601-948-1310. We guarantee you will receive quality service, professional towing and reliable roadside assistance 24/7.  Click on our home page at https://wardswreckerservice.com/ to learn more about our professional team, the services we offer, and what other customers are saying about us. We also hope you’ll add your review when we take exceptional care of you!


One moment you’re driving along, then wham, you’re involved in a traffic accident. If that isn’t stressful enough, you are about to make some quick decisions that could make matters a lot better, or a lot worse. So what should you do?

First off, check for injuries, call 911 if necessary, then call the police. No matter the severity of damage, a police report can help establish who is at fault and that can be invaluable during the insurance claims process.
If the accident is minor, move vehicles out of traffic. If vehicles are disabled and blocking traffic, use hazard lights, traffic cones, warning triangles and/or flares from your emergency supplies to alert other motorists of the danger. You should then leave the vehicle and move to a safe spot away from the accident scene. Staying inside or near vehicles blocking traffic leaves you exposed to other drivers who might inadvertently collide with the wreckage.

Once everyone is safe, start gathering information such as:
⦁ Drivers and passengers: names and contact information.
⦁ Vehicle descriptions (make, model, year).
⦁ Driver’s license numbers – license plate numbers.
⦁ Insurance companies and policy numbers.
⦁ Eyewitnesses: names and contact information.
⦁ Accident scene location and/or address.
⦁ Police officer’s name and badge number.
⦁ Photos of accident damage (via smartphone)

Next step, call your insurance company, explain the circumstances and tell your agent if you will require a tow truck. If a wrecker rolls up on the accident scene, do not assume it was summoned by police or your insurance company. With some tow truck drivers trolling for business by listening to police scanners, we advise that you check the facts before deciding to use their services. With no state law monitoring what tow companies charge, you could be facing a sky-high bill from a less than reputable company.
Better yet, be pro-active. As a leading towing contractor serving Jackson and surrounding areas since1964, we believe having a trustworthy tow provider (like Ward’s Wrecker Service in Jackson, MS) on your emergency contact list is the smartest way to go. We also want to remind you that Mississippi Law says it is your right to choose where you will have your vehicle repaired after an accident; and recommend you also choose a preferred auto body shop or collision center before you need one.

Were you injured in an accident? Take detailed notes and photos of your injuries and medical treatments to help “make a case” for reimbursement from the insurance company. Keep receipts for medications and medical equipment, co-payments, travel expenses for medical appointments, and record proof of financial losses, such as lost wages.
If you think you need legal assistance, hire a personal injury attorney. Most offer a free initial consultation, and will only take a fee if they acquire compensation for you. Ask friends, family members and/or colleagues for recommendations, or check out client and peer reviews online to find a reputable attorney who will fight for you.
We hope you’ve found this information helpful, and hope the next time you need wrecker service in Jackson MS, you will call us at 601-948-1310. By choosing Ward’s Wrecker Service, we guarantee you will receive quality service, professional towing and reliable roadside assistance 24/7. You may also click on our home page at https://wardswreckerservice.com/to learn more about us, view our services, and read our customer reviews.

When It Comes to Towing, “Cheaper” Isn’t Always “Better”

Roadside emergencies happen, no matter how carefully we drive or how committed we are to keeping our vehicles in good condition. When you are stuck and in need of a tow, you have options.

When It Comes to Towing Cheaper Isn't Always Better - Call Ward's Wrecker Service at 601-948-1310 for assistance 24 hours a day.

When deciding what tow and recovery company to choose, keep in mind that the best price does not necessarily equate to the best service. As a paying customer, you deserve to know the answers to some serious questions. How trained are their drivers? How safe and state-of-the-art are their trucks? Are they certified by any major towing organizations?

These are all perfectly logical questions to ask while you have the company’s team on the phone. Many of the answers can be easily found after doing some online research, as well. Have a company or two in mind, just in case an unexpected situation arises while you are out on the road.

Now, the most important question to ask a tow company is whether or not they are properly insured.

This is not such an easy question to answer. Often, a company website will not feature this information, and a phone call query might lead to vague responses – especially if the company is not properly insured.

For some background, there are several types of insurance that a tow and recovery company can purchase. If the company in question does not have on-hook coverage, this could lead to costly consequences for you. If your car is totaled while in-tow, you will be required to cover the damages.

This may not seem like a big deal, but imagine a scenario where you are forced to shell out tens of thousands of dollars for a mistake made by the company. In Mississippi, the minimum on-hook insurance coverage is $25,000, but this would barely cover extensive damage on most cars. Furthermore, many tow and recovery companies do not even purchase this coverage, which could leave you high and dry.

The best way to learn more is to contact a city or state official to inquire about a company’s insurance coverage.

Something to consider when comparing tow and recovery companies is the difference in price, but as we said, cheaper does not necessarily mean better. If a company charges a bit more for a tow, it is likely because they need to cover the cost of their insurance. For example, a company that charges $20 or $30 more for a tow is likely not trying to gauge customers. It is probably due to these extra expenses, which actually ensure a safer ride and experience for you.

Ward’s Wrecker Service proudly serves Mississippi motorists and truckers in Jackson, Pearl, Richland, and beyond. We offer a range of services that include safe and reliable tows, recoveries, assistance, load transfers, transports, and much more. We are fully insured, and we also provide up to $5 million in loaded coverage for large trailers towing a high payload. Our team leads the industry in experience and customer service, and we are always standing by and ready to help you when you need it. Call us, we are available 24 hours a day to lend a hand: 601-948-1310, or visit our website for more information: https://wardswreckerservice.com/.

Pick a Provider That Is Connected to the Industry

Since 1964, Ward’s Wrecker Service has proudly served the Mississippi community, offering a range of services to keep people safe on the road. Our professional team provides full-service tows, damage-free transports, recoveries, and roadside assistance.

We strive to achieve customer satisfaction, but we also aim to educate people about the companies they entrust for tows and recoveries.

Since 1964, Ward’s Wrecker Service has proudly served the Mississippi community, offering a range of services to keep people safe on the road. Call Today!

Few people realize how competitive our industry is. With many associations and certifications available to towing and recovery companies, it is easy to evaluate a company’s commitment to satisfaction and connection to their industry. It is important to think about how connected to the industry the company is. What certifications do they have? How experienced are their drivers? Do they participate in community events?

Ward’s Wrecker Service knows how critical this industry connection is. These ties benefit our employees and our customers and can bring you peace of mind when choosing us to help you during a roadside emergency.

Ward’s Wrecker Service is registered with several premier towing associations, including the Towing and Recovery Association of America, the Mississippi Towing Association, and the Hazmat Responder Network. We are also certified by companies such as Mississippi Wreckmaster and Miller Industries Rotator School.

Not only do we maintain a state-of-the-art fleet of trucks to handle any roadside task of any size, but our expert team has the knowledge and experience to make the situation as hassle-free as possible for customers.

Supporting the community is very close to our hearts at Ward’s Wrecker Service. After 55 years in business, we understand that our success would have been impossible without the support and loyalty of our customers. Throughout Jackson and the entire state of Mississippi, Ward’s Wrecker Service team members and leaders have participated in community events and have worked for important causes that stretch far beyond our industry.

The next time you require assistance during a roadside emergency, consider choosing a towing and recovery company that also understands the importance of towing organizations, as well as the importance of ties to the industry and community. There is no substitute for dedication. For all of your towing and recovery needs, rely on the Ward’s Wrecker Service team. We are available 24 hours a day to lend a hand. Call us at 601-948-1310.

Ward’s Wrecker Is Your One-Stop Shop for Towing and Recovery!

When it comes to handling just about any task in the towing industry, there is no one who does it better than Ward’s Wrecker Service. For more than 50 years, the Ward’s Wrecker team has provided towing services throughout the Jackson, Mississippi area. After five decades in the business, we understand what it takes to get the job done right.

When it comes to handling just about any task in the towing industry, there is no one who does it better than Ward’s Wrecker Service. For more than 50 years, the Ward’s Wrecker team has provided towing services throughout the Jackson, Mississippi area. After five decades in the business, we understand what it takes to get the job done right.

Ward’ Wrecker Service can provide tows – light, medium, or heavy duty – as well as heavy-duty rotator service, specialized transport service (Landoll or lowboy), load transfers, recoveries, and equipment and truck decking service. We also provide reliable roadside assistance for commercial and personal vehicles, which includes vehicle unlocking.

Better yet, all of these services are provided 24 hours a day. Whether you are on an early morning haul or cruising on the highway late at night, our friendly drivers can get you back on track.

For these emergency assistance calls, we maintain a state-of-the-art fleet of trucks. Our drivers use the latest tools and techniques to give you a quality haul, whether it is simply down the street, to our own repair shop, or something a bit farther away.

Many don’t know that we also maintain a partnership with In Transit Environmental for cleaning up hazmat spills on the road. In Transit Environmental is a hazmat company that deals with cleaning up spills in the trucking industry. In Transit Environmental is highly specialized and certified in all types of accident and hazmat cleaning. Outsourcing to a dedicated hazmat clean-up company means that liability is reduced for us, which saves you money. Furthermore, you can trust the cleaning process will be done professionally and in less time.

Ward’s Wrecker Service is also proud to offer repair services for all types of vehicles, including both personal and commercial diesel. No matter what the road throws your way, you can trust the techs at Ward’s Wrecker to fix you up and get you back behind the wheel of your vehicle sooner.

Our drivers, specialists, and techs are all highly trained and experienced to take on whatever task lies ahead. We strive to offer “low-cost, high-end service” for everything we do, from the smallest of repairs to the most massive recovery or tow. We take both cost and quality seriously, each and every day.

Our team is committed to offering the best services, all with a satisfaction guarantee. We perform tows, transfers, recoveries, assistance calls, and reliable repairs and hazmat clean-up with the same level of commitment that has always kept our company on top and allowed us to grow and best serve the Jackson area community. We understand that your schedule is busy and that your time is important, so when it comes to tows, recoveries, and emergency assistance, Ward’s Wrecker Service pushes for the fastest response times in town.

The next time you run into problems on your drive, call Ward’s Wrecker Service day or night at 601-948-1310. You can also visit our website for details about our services: https://wardswreckerservice.com/.

Why Partnering with Companies Like “In Transit Environmental” Is Just Plain Smart

The road can be unpredictable. Anything can happen, and when “anything” involves a hazardous material spill, the situation can get worse by the minute. Environmental safety is at risk, and a potential hazmat spill could easily become dangerous for drivers, motorists, and anyone nearby.

Most towing companies want to get into the hazmat clean up business because of increased profits. A single hazmat spill cleanup job could bring in over $30,000. What tow company owners don’t realize, though, is that this service requires special training and certifications, as well the purchase of expensive equipment designated for hazmat cleanup. This presents a real problem, as the costs could be passed along to you, the consumer, in the form of a more expensive tow. Wait times could quickly escalate, as well, which could mean the situation gets worse or someone could be injured.

Luckily, Ward’s Wrecker Service understands this and is proud to team with In Transit Environmental. In Transit Environmental is a hazmat clean-up company that deals with cleaning up spills in the trucking industry. In Transit Environmental is highly specialized, certified, and trained in accident and hazmat clean up.

Ward’s Wrecker Service can save you the added cost and decrease wait times by leveraging this partnership to better serve you. In Transit is fully prepared to quickly and efficiently perform a hazmat cleanup. Cost cutting and less waiting are underpinned by the fact that outsourcing to a dedicated, specialized company like In Transit means less liability and a successful clean-up.

For all of your towing needs, you can always rely on Ward’s Wrecker Service. But for dangerous hazmat spills and cleanups, rest assured that our partnership with In Transit Environmental is a smart one that will save you money and time. Keep our number handy, no matter what happens on the road: 601-948-1310.

Why Ward’s Wrecker Wins

When you enlist the services of a reliable auto towing company, you have one less thing to worry about. Wards Wrecker Service brings professionalism and expertise to every job we undertake.

In the immediate aftermath of an accident or roadside emergency, keeping your cool is easier said than done. But, when you enlist the services of a reliable auto towing company, you have one less thing to worry about. Wards Wrecker Service brings professionalism and expertise to every job we undertake – we mediate crises every day, lending experience and perspective. And our personable dispatchers have a knack for putting most of our customers to ease, talking them through the situation in a calm and knowledgeable manner. They can provide you with accurate estimated times of arrival, taking into account your specific conditions. We stand by our family owned title and brand, priding ourselves on friendly disposition and customer service, as well as performance. Ward’s sees the person behind each call and not just another number.

We’re especially well-versed in post-collision response. Our well-seasoned cleanup crews are trained on removing car parts safely and carefully from the scene. We can even arrange immediate transport to your desired repair center, so technicians can treat and counteract the damage as quickly as possible. Outside of major crashes, though, Ward’s Wrecker provides 24/7 roadside assistance. We’ll service everything from a light duty sportscar to your heftier commercial truck. So, even if you need something as seemingly insignificant as a flat or dead battery, we’ll respond to your call anytime – and Ward’s treats every scenario seriously, with the respect and attention to detail both you & your vehicle deserves.

Say your circumstances aren’t necessarily out of the ordinary. Ward’s Wrecker Service assists with load transfer and equipment transport services as well. We do our very best to cover all our bases, so no matter your predicament, you can comfortably trust in our ability to carry out our end of things. So, make sure you save our number for that rainy day. We’ll be expecting your call. Oh, and to make it a little easier, here’s the number: (601) 948-1310

Ward’s Wrecker Service: Why it Literally Pays to Go the Extra Mile

The next time you’re stranded roadside, give a little extra thought before dialing just any number. Ward’s Wrecker Service is well worth the investment. We’ll be expecting you. Call Ward's Wrecker at (601) 948-1310 and get your money's worth!

After that big meeting at work tanked, you’re in no kind of mood to fight the Rush Hour traffic. You’re doing everything you can to make light of a stressful situation, even put on some tunes to help you relax. But, just as the cars ahead of you start to inch forward, you feel a sharp thud from behind you. Struggling to collect yourself, you realize the vehicle behind you just rammed into the back of your car in the heat of all the excitement. Before you can even catch a license plate, though, it swerves around you and flees the scene. You’re nowhere near a traffic light camera and there’s no digital record of the other car, so now you’re left on the edge of the freeway with a major dent to your car’s body and quite possibly some serious mechanical damages. The logical solution would be to call the most affordable towing company closest to your area. While we agree it’s tempting to leap at the first “cheap” rate afforded to you, further investigation into service reliability indubitably pays off in the long haul.

Ward’s Wrecker Service specializes in vehicle and equipment transport, recovery, towing & personal automotive repair service. We put our earnings to good use, ensuring our employees are extensively and regularly trained to uphold our high standard of excellence. This includes rotator training sessions, mandated Wreckmaster certifications, and in-house rigorous courses. When you enlist our services, you know exactly what you’re paying for – from our friendly dispatchers to our accurate ETA’s, we try to keep you as comfortable and satisfied with our work as possible. You’ll never have to worry about gambling quality when you hire a company with consistently high performance. We give more than just paper promises – our drivers have the experience as well as the credentials, so you can count on them to serve you with a smile and calm attitude, even when you’re in a state of panic. And after all, doesn’t your baby deserve the best treatment affordable? Our extensive fleet, lowboy, and Landoll services can easily manage vehicles ranging from light to heavy-duty.

So, the next time you’re stranded off the shoulder in the face of a brutal hit and run, give a little extra thought before dialing that number. Ward’s Wrecker Service is well worth the investment. We’ll be expecting your call. Oh, and to make it a little easier, here’s the number: (601) 948-1310

When Might I Need Tow Truck Service

The popularity amongst Tow Truck Services has risen immensely. If you were to think of how many times you have seen a tow truck on the side of the road, you would realize it is a very large amount. Not everyone can pull their cars out of the mud or flip their vehicle right side up. Thus the basis for Tow Truck Services appeal! When people are put in inconvenient, dangerous, or simply annoying situations, many people seek the assistance of a Tow Truck Company. Other than the typical road accident, engine trouble, below, you’ll find five different situations that will more than likely require the services and assistance of a licensed Tow Company:

– When your stolen sports vehicle has finally been found. Listen up for some wonderful news: Your stolen sports vehicle was found on a highway or abandoned lot. Bad news: Your stolen car is on empty and you must go get the car yourself. In actuality, you do not have to go and get your stolen car yourself. You can call a licensed heavy-duty towing company from the Jackson, MS area that specializes in vehicle recovery. By doing this, you are ensured professional assistance that will maintain your beloved sports car in mint condition when it is finally delivered to your home.

– When you realize your car is locked and you also do NOT have your keys– then you spot them on the driver’s seat. It is almost guaranteed to happen to every driver at one point in their lives. At times, a locksmith can assist you, but more often than not, it is a smarter idea to call a Tow Truck company like Ward’s Wrecker Service. It is more cost effective and the tow experts possibly have an enormous amount of keys or tools to get you back inside of your car and back to your keys!

– When you get your 4×4 stuck in a bit of a situation. Whether you have driven, somehow, into a ditch, or you are stuck in the mud (literally), you will likely need the assistance and expertise of a Tow Truck Service. Do not try to figure it out on your own and wait, or try to come up with a MacGyver-esque solution to release your 4×4 from the muddy grips or out of the ditch. You may need to take your 4×4 to a mechanic after trying that. But, by calling a pro as soon as the incident occurs, you will be out of the mess quicker and with a bit less stress.

– When you are in the middle of moving and that move does include moving a motorhome or caravan as well. Caravans and motorhomes are spectacular for special occasions on the road, but, of course, they become bothersome when having to move from one city to another. Worry not! Your motorhome or caravan can be towed! It is also much more simple and much cheaper than the alternative.

– When your car decides to…die. In some certain incidents, when a car refuses to go (like a petulant child), it might mean the battery is dead. Now, you ask yourself WHY it died. It is a possibility that it could be one of three things (of course there could be other causes): it is old, dirty, and has not been cleaned, your alternator is bad, or it can be the number one reason most cars will not start…maybe you left the lights on without realizing it. Whatever the reason for your dead car may be, you know you will need to somehow jump start your car. In order to guarantee you are doing it correctly, or if you don’t have jumper cables or another vehicle near, call a Tower!

Wrecker Services

As an auto wrecker, Ward’s Wrecker Service is the first respondent after a vehicular accident. We assist in the cleanup efforts of the wrecked car parts, and even the entire car itself.

Roadside Assistance

We help drivers just like you with personal automotive and heavy-duty commercial roadside assistance and mobile mechanical services for commercial vehicles. That includes tire changes and boost-offs for vehicles of any kind, and more.

The next time you require assistance during a roadside emergency, consider choosing a towing and recovery company that also understands the importance of towing organizations, as well as the importance of ties to the industry and community. There is no substitute for dedication. For all of your towing and recovery needs, rely on the Ward’s Wrecker Service team. We are available 24 hours a day to lend a hand. Call us at 601-948-1310.