Vehicle Recovery

Fast, professional, and affordable 24/7 emergency roadside vehicle recovery.

Viking Assistance patrols always try to fix your car by the roadside. However, sometimes that’s not possible. But don’t worry, our vehicle breakdown recovery service is here to help.

What is vehicle recovery?

Vehicle recovery or car recovery is the recovery of a vehicle from one place to another using a specialised vehicle such as a tow truck, spectacle lift, or a flatbed recovery truck.

When you order vehicle recovery from Viking, our mobile mechanic patrols always try to fix your vehicle. However, in some cases your car may need more extensive repairs which means it must be towed.

In these cases our recovery service will tow your vehicle and passengers to the nearest repair garage, home, or to a place of your choosing.

Need vehicle recovery?

Car stuck, broken down, or been in an accident?

  • Get help 24/7 anywhere in Europe
  • Priority service for Viking members
  • Towing home or to the nearest garage
  • We can recover any vehicle
  • Fast, safe and affordable

Not a Viking member? Not a problem. We’ll help you no matter what. No membership needed.

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Common causes leading to vehicle recovery

The most common reasons vehicle recovery is required are flat tires, battery issues, wrong fuel filled, and engine damage.

Also, vehicle recovery is often needed when someone has driven off the road and the car is stuck or when a collision has occurred and the vehicle is too damaged to fix.

If you’ve been in a car accident in Norway, call us on 06000 for emergency vehicle recovery. Outside of Norway? Call +47 22 08 6000.

We’ll get to the scene quickly and handle everything from towing to transport for you, your car and fellow passengers.

Car broken down? Here is what you do:

Your first priority and most essential task if your car breaks down is to ensure you and any passengers stay safe. Driving a vehicle that breaks down can be a dangerous situation and lead to accidents if not handled correctly. This is especially true if you’re driving on the motorway or busy road.

Here are 7 steps you can take to stay safe during a vehicle breakdown…

  1. Stay calm – try to stay as calm, relaxed and focused as possible.
  2. Stop in a safe place – Slow down and find somewhere safe to part as far away from the road as possible.
  3. Turn on your hazard lights – This will warn other drivers that your are experiencing car problems and may cause an obstruction.
  4. Exit the vehicle and find a place to wait – if it is safe to do so, leave the vehicle and find a safe spot away from traffic to wait for help.
  5. Find and put on a reflective vest – Put on approved reflective clothing so you’re visible to other drivers on the road.
  6. Secure the area – Once stopped secure the area with a warning triangle to alert other road users (unless you’re on a motorway as it is not safe).
  7. Call for help – Call Viking on 06000 for assistance or order help online (If on a motorway don’t attempt even a simple repair).

If you’ve experienced a vehicle breakdown on a motorway and there is no safe way to exit the vehicle or safe place to wait fasten your seatbelt and call emergency services straight away then call viking on 06000 or +47 22 08 6000 if you are anywhere else in Europe.

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What vehicles can be recovered?

No recovery is too big or too small for our vehicle recovery service. We have extensive experience recovering any vehicle you find on the road:

  • Cars
  • Vans
  • Camper vans
  • Motorcycles
  • Caravans
  • Busses
  • Trucks

The most usual type of vehicle recovery is car recovery. However, Viking is fully equipped to complex recovery missions associated with larger vehicles.

Rest assured that Viking assistance can always help you no matter what the situation.

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If your car has broken down, gotten stuck, or been in an accident Viking can help! We’ll tow your car home or to the nearest garage.