• 2755 Lomita, Torrance, CA 90503  20621 Earl Street, Torrance CA 90503  10219 Hawthorne Blvd, Inglewood CA 90301

We understand your needs in towing

About Us

One call does it all

Since 1948 Van Lingen Group has taken the “one call does it all” approach to new levels. With a versatile fleet, state of the art dispatch center, and cross-trained staff, we can handle all of your needs! Our fleet has the capability to tow small passenger vehicles, to 500 ton cranes. Give us a call today to learn more about the Van Lingen Difference.

Reputation for Excellence

We Build Partnerships

Guided by Commitment

A Team of Professionals

Our Values

Loyalty, Honesty, Dependability and Integrity are our foundational principles! Our staff is always happy to help, and always meet our customers’ needs. Our staff is also background and live scanned to ensure a safe and friendly experience for you.

Being a towing operator is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Our staff not only is trained in Traffic Incident Management, we also ensure all drivers are in proper ANSI work uniforms. Every one of our operators is also trained in modern towing techniques, ensuring your vehicle is taken care of properly.

Our reputation over 75 years of business speaks for itself, but customer service will always be our top priority! We have created a state of the art dispatch center, custom call center, and custom towing software to ensure your needs as a customer are always taken care of.


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We Are Specialists In

What We Do


Wheel Lift

A Wheel Lift Truck is what many consider a “standard tow truck”.



A Flatbed Truck is used to transport vehicles with all wheels off the ground.


Medium Duty

A Medium Duty Towing Unit is used to tow and transport medium sized commercial vehicles.


Heavy Duty

A Heavy Duty Towing Unit is used for both Towing and Recovery.



A Landoll or Lowboy is a trailer that is commonly used to transport large commercial vehicles.


Rotator Services

A Rotator is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in the Towing and Recovery Industry.

Work of Excellence

Recent Projects

What People Are Saying About Us


Car down. Needed assistance. Who you gonna call? Van Lingen.
I was involved in a serious accident not too long ago and it occurred in an area that I had not visited in some time. I didn't have much time to react because the cops swarmed the scene and I was trying to grab insurance information from the driver who hit me. Van Lingen showed up within minutes of the accident and they approached me concerned about my well-being rather than what had to happen to the car. The driver could see the stress on my face and was very comforting. He explained what had to be done and gave me several options as to how to proceed with the towing of my car. He told me exactly where he would be taking it and when I could come and see the car. He even told me the insurance would be taking care of everything and that I should relax and worry more about making sure I am okay and uninjured.
I was involved in a big accident this morning on the 405 and their heavy duty driver came out to tow my ford f650 off the freeway he was super professional and I would like to recommend anyone that needs roadside assistance to call them or give them a chance.
These guys are the best. Needed a heavy tow, rotator crane, after an accident that left my car at bottom of ditch surrounded by large trees,etc. called them around 7 pm and by 8:30 pm they were on site evaluating the situation and brought in the equipment. After about 3 hours, extraction complete with no additional damage. Very professional and prompt service. They even walked me through some insurance questions, too.
It wasn't an ideal situation, to no fault of Van Lingen, but the staff was friendly and it didn't take long to retrieve my vehicle from the back. The lobby was clean and only one person in front of me. I went around 9:30am.
My car got towed and impounded by city of Torrance. That was horrible. But, the woman who helped me here was so incredible and made a bad situation bearable.
They can move anything. I built a large tuckbox for my daughter and had to move, they sent out a flatbed and treated it as if it was there's such care. Awesome job.
One of the cleanest tow lots i have seen. Several security cameras as well.