Freeway Service Patrol

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Facts & Service Vehicles


The Metro Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) is a congestion mitigation program managed in partnership with Metro, CHP and Caltrans on all major freeways in LA County, and is the largest of its kind in the nation performing approximately 25,000 assists each month. The program utilizes a fleet of roving tow and service trucks designed to reduce traffic congestion by efficiently getting disabled vehicles running again, or by quickly towing those vehicles off of the freeway to a designated safe location. Quickly removing motorists and their disabled vehicles from the freeway reduces the chances of further incidents caused by onlookers and impatient drivers. In addition, FSP helps save fuel and reduce air polluting emissions by reducing stop-and-go traffic.

The service is absolutely FREE to motorists. Simply call 511 and say “Motorist Aid” from your phone or call from a freeway callbox. The services include the following:

  • Changing flat tires
  • Jump-starting cars
  • Refilling radiators and taping leaky hoses
  • Providing up to a gallon of fuel

Towing disabled vehicles to designated safe locations off the freeway

Hours of Operations

Service provided on selected holidays.


  • Changing flat tires with the motorist’s spare tire
  • Jump-starting dead batteries
  • Refilling radiators and temporarily repair leaking hoses
  • Providing up to a gallon of fuel

If your vehicle becomes disabled on the freeway and it is an emergency, dial 911. If you require non-emergency vehicle assistance, dial 511 and say “Motorist Aid.” If you do not have your cell phone, you can use the freeway call box. During FSP service hours, your request for non-emergency vehicle assistance will be forwarded to FSP, and a truck will be instructed to assist when it is available. Otherwise, the FSP vehicles are continuously roving the freeways during the designated service hours, and in many cases, may find you before you can call for assistance.

The service is absolutely FREE at the time of service. The program is funded by Metro and Caltrans utilizing state and local tax dollars.

Check the map for FSP coverage.

The FSP driver will only tow vehicles, at no charge, to a safe, pre-determined location designated by CHP. FSP drivers are not permitted to tow vehicles to a private repair facility or home, and cannot recommend service companies or repair facilities.

Our FSP drivers are not permitted to accept tips. However, you may rate us on our  Yelp!

Metro FSP is provided by private tow service contractors.  View our current list of FSP contractors .

You may contact our  Procurement Department for more information.

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Useful Information

FSP Contractors

Tow Contractor 


All City Tow Service 


Bob’s Towing 


Bob & Dave’s Towing, Inc. 


Freeway Towing, Inc. 


Girard & Peterson 


Hadley Tow 


Hollywood Car Carrier 


Jon’s Towing 


Kenny’s Auto Service 


Mid Valley Towing, Inc. 


Navarro’s Towing 


Neighborhood Towing 4 U 


Platinum Tow & Transport 


Reliable Delivery Service 


Sonic Towing Inc. 


South Coast Towing 


Steve’s Towing 


T.G. Tow, Inc. 

661-298-5464 ‎ 

Tip Top Tow 


Freeway Service Patrol