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The Metro Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) is a congestion mitigation program managed in partnership with Metro, CHP and Caltrans on all major freeways in Los Angeles County and is the largest of its kind in the nation performing approximately 25,000 assists each month. The program utilizes a fleet of roving tow and service trucks designed to reduce traffic congestion by efficiently getting disabled vehicles running again or by quickly towing those vehicles off of the freeway to a designated safe location. Quickly removing motorists and their disabled vehicles from the freeway reduces the chances of further incidents caused by onlookers and impatient drivers. In addition, FSP helps save fuel and reduce air polluting emissions by reducing stop-and-go traffic.
The service is absolutely FREE to motorists. Simply call 511 and say “Motorist Aid” from your phone or call from a freeway callbox. The services include the following:
- Changing flat tires
- Jump-starting cars
- Refilling radiators and taping leaky hoses
- Proving up to a gallon of fuel
- Tow disable vehicles to designated safe locations off the freeway
Service Area & Hours of Operation
|Monday – Friday||Midday Service||Weekends|
|6am to 10am
3am to 7pm
|10am to 3pm||10am to 6pm|
Frequently Asked Questions
- Changing flat tires with the motorist’s spare tire
- Jump-starting dead batteries
- Refilling radiators and temporarily repair leaking hoses
- Providing up to a gallon of fuel
If your vehicle becomes disabled on the freeway and it is an emergency, dial 911. If you require non-emergency vehicle assistance, dial 511 and say “Motorist Aid.” If you do not have your cell phone, you can use the freeway Call Box. During FSP service hours, your request for non-emergency vehicle assistance will be forwarded to FSP, and a truck will be instructed to assist when it is available. Otherwise, the FSP vehicles are continuously roving the freeways during the designated service hours and in many cases may find you before you can call for assistance.
The service is absolutely FREE at the time of service. The program is funded by Metro and Caltrans utilizing state and local tax dollars.
No, FSP driver’s only tow vehicles to locations identify by the CHP. FSP is not permitted to recommend other tow companies or repair facilities.
Our FSP drivers are not permitted to accept tips. However, you may rate us on our Yelp!
Metro FSP is provided by private tow service contractors. Click here to view our current list of FSP contractors.
You may contact our Procurement Department for more information.
To contact the Freeway Service Patrol, please fill the form below.