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    Towing car from Austin to Dallas?

    Anyone know a good way to get my car from Austin to Dallas by towing it? Is there anywhere that allows you to rent a flatbed to transport a car? If so please let me know the place. I'm in Dallas right now looking to go pick up my car in Austin and bring it back here to have it worked on.

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    Spencer

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    if you have access to a pickup just rent a car hauler from uhaul. or you could rent a truck there too i guess. from college station to austin tow companies wanted over $600 the uhaul setup (truck and trailer) was $250, or bring it to us at SoulSpeed and drive it back!

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    Master Cylinder is shot and RTabs are shot as well. I would bring it to a shop in Austin but I already have a shop here in Dallas that I'm comfortable with and I got a buddy of mine that works there.

    Does anyone know if it's possible to just pay a company that would drive it from Austin to Dallas for me? If that even exist.

    I'm asking buddies of mine that have a pickup truck so I can just rent the flatbed from Uhaul to do it, but if I can't find anyone than this is the only alternative I could think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spencer325 View Post
    Master Cylinder is shot and RTabs are shot as well. I would bring it to a shop in Austin but I already have a shop here in Dallas that I'm comfortable with and I got a buddy of mine that works there.

    Does anyone know if it's possible to just pay a company that would drive it from Austin to Dallas for me? If that even exist.

    I'm asking buddies of mine that have a pickup truck so I can just rent the flatbed from Uhaul to do it, but if I can't find anyone than this is the only alternative I could think of.
    i understand that you're comfortable with Eurosport, but dont you think you'd save money and time by taking it to a shop in Austin vs. taking it back Dallas? in my opinion its just dumb do tow a car for 250 miles to do something that virtually any shop could do.
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    get it fixed in austin, imagine the gas you'll save.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russiamutha View Post
    i understand that you're comfortable with Eurosport, but dont you think you'd save money and time by taking it to a shop in Austin vs. taking it back Dallas? in my opinion its just dumb do tow a car for 250 miles to do something that virtually any shop could do.
    Keep in mind russian, what other shop is fckn pimp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasperw4 View Post
    if you have access to a pickup just rent a car hauler from uhaul. or you could rent a truck there too i guess. from college station to austin tow companies wanted over $600 the uhaul setup (truck and trailer) was $250, or bring it to us at SoulSpeed and drive it back!
    I would do that. Soulspeed gets great recommendations from almost everyone I have heard from, and a master cyclinder and rtabs aren't rocket science by any means.
    my .02

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    I agree that the repairs are simple enough that can be done at basically any shop. However, if you still want to tow from Austin to Dallas, you can try renting a SUV for the day. The Chevy Trailblazer comes with a towing package from the factory, so make sure that is what you get. Then rent the flatbed from your local U-Haul and you are in business.
    By the time you add the time, rental fees and gas, you should realize that it is better to do it in Austin.
    HTH

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    Oh well the only reason I would consider towing it is if I had a truck and I can rent a flatbed from Uhaul for only 50 bucks... As for saving the GAS that's the main reason I would just tow it back because I'm living here and if I have it repaired in Austin I have to drive back out to get it anyways.

    I know the repairs are nothing major

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    I previously used a towing company called Omar towing to tow my motorcycle from Austin to Dallas and it wasn't expensive. I can't remember the phone number but you can get in touch with them at www.omartowing.com they will help you or at least point you to the right direction if they are not able to.

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