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BG towing company adds Tipsy Tow service for drivers who have over-imbibed PDF Print E-mail
Written by RACHEL GAST Sentinel Staff Writer   
Friday, 21 June 2013 09:57
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Frank Weldon III is the owner K&G Towing in Bowling Green. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
Frank Weldon has spent the last year whipping K&G Towing into shape. But what do the K and G stand for?
"The K and G used to be the initials of the previous owner and his wife," Weldon explained. "So when we took over the business, I thought, what could I use these initials for?"
The answer: Kind and Gentle Towing.  
"Most people don't expect it," Weldon chuckled. "We are as polite as we can be and we take as much care as we can with the vehicle when we tow it."
The company also stands for courtesy, safety and convenience.
K&G Towing is on call 24 hours a day for flat tire service, jump starts, unlocking services, and to tow your car if you break down. "We tow to Toledo, Findlay, Columbus, Defiance, Dayton-we've towed some farther distances away," Weldon said, as well as to dealerships and car shops in Bowling Green.
Located at 1049 N. Main St., K&G Towing is now offering a $35 Tipsy Tow service to Bowling Green residents and visitors who have over-imbibed. An additional charge for larger cars and traveling outside the city limits always apply "but here's the kicker-there's a discount of 15 percent. Generally rates in town are $45. So really, with Tipsy Tow, you're getting $10 off.
"But the bigger picture is you're getting home safe and sound; you don't take a chance on driving when you shouldn't."
He continued, "Most people now know somebody who's had a DUI. If you ask them if they had to do it again, to choose between getting a DUI or having someone tow their vehicle, they'd say they'd get it towed, even if it cost $500. Being towed is better than going through the hassle of lawyers and court fees. Thirty-five dollars to get anywhere in Bowling Green is a better idea."
Weldon, who has 26 years of towing experience, stresses safety above all else.
"We're gearing Tipsy Tow towards a son or daughter that goes out-a parent can see our fliers and give one to their children. Or, say a husband and wife haven't gone out to dinner for a few months and have a little too much wine at dinner. Tipsy Tow gives them an option to get home safely."
The Tipsy Tow fliers floating around town have perforated tags with the phone number printed on it.
"They can be torn off and fit in a wallet or a purse."
So where did Weldon get this idea?
"I have towed people in the past that were impaired. I had one couple who made an appointment to get their car towed on St. Patty's day a few years ago. They drove from Portage to Bowling Green; at about 2:15 in the morning they got pizza, they called me up and I met them at the pizza place then towed them home. They gave me a $10 tip on top of the tow."
K&G Towing doesn't want anyone to "take the chance on getting a DUI, or hurting themselves or somebody else."
Weldon is striving to expand the business gradually over the next year. "There are only two people here at K&G. We don't have a huge operation.
"The business was on the downturn when we bought it and we're trying to get it recovered," Weldon explained. "We're trying to make new contacts, re-establish old contacts, and get a better public perception of K&G Towing as a whole."
K&G Towing will soon become a member of the Better Business Bureau. The company tows for the sheriff's department, the Bowling Green State University police department, and for the university's Parking and Traffic Division.
Call K&G Towing 24 hours a day, for regular tows or the Tipsy Tow, at (419) 352-1688.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 June 2013 11:19
 

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