Whether you need a winch, flatbed, tow, jumpstart, tire change, or simply a door unlock, Johnson Automotive can get our customers on the way again. We service all makes and models, and even if you drive an electric vehicle, a TESLA or a bolt or anything in between, Johnson Automotive has the knowledge and equipment to get you back on the road, including towing, repair, and maintenance.
Certain vehicles need special equipment to be towed. These factory specifications are set for a damage-free towing experience. This may include needing a flatbed or dollies to tow a vehicle. When vehicles are inhibited in such a way that we cannot easily access the drive wheels, go-jacks may be used to move vehicle to safe towing. Other fees such as storage or an after-hours charge are classified as additional charges as well.
We are an insurance-friendly tow company. You may have no out of pocket expense. Your insurance company may pay all costs related to the incident.
Our 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora overheated while traveling north on I-39 near El Paso, Illinois on Saturday August 6, 2016. I pulled to the side of the freeway, called AAA, called 911, and waited for the tow truck late in the day on a hot sunny afternoon. , we were able to contact Larry Johnson at Johnson Automotive , Larry informed me that he would be willing to inspect and repair my car that night Larry quickly determined that we needed a replacement water pump and set about ordering parts. we were back on the road again after Larry delivered the repaired vehicle to the nearby hotel that we were staying in. I rate Larry’s performance as 5 Star for service, assistance, and helping us every step of the way. - James McGough
I was stranded at the Limestone rest stop on I-55 near Pontiac when my ignition lock got stuck and my key wouldn't turn. I was stood up by another towing company after waiting for 2 hours (!!) and was truly feeling lost and somewhat vulnerable as a woman alone with a broken down car at a rest stop! I found Johnson Automotive via Google and made the call in a bit of a panic. Larry Johnson was so reassuring! First, he even gave me a suggestion to try in case it was just stuck and not broken. When that didn't work, he came to the rest stop with the tow truck and was both friendly and professional. I felt at ease right away! His shop in Fairbury is nice -- I got to hang out on a comfy couch, have free coffee (lots of flavors!), and chat with his mom working at the desk. Larry ordered the new part and was able to get everything fixed up super fast. The cost of the tow and repair were fair -- and quite frankly, I am so glad that he got my business as opposed to the other place. If I lived closer to Fairbury, I would definitely give Johnson Automotive all of my car maintenance and repair work. Although I wish I had visited Johnson Automotive under different circumstances, I am so glad that I found someone who is trustworthy, fair, and friendly, too! I highly recommend Johnson Automotive! - Tamra Wysocki-Niimi