New app connects stranded drivers with towers

Mississauga, Ontario — December 4, 2014 — A new smartphone app has set out to connect Canadians with the nearest towing service.

Working via the device’s built-in GPS, Rapitow Roadside Assistance allows stranded drivers to summon a tow truck with the tap of a finger. The app will exchange the location of the disabled vehicle with the tower’s route and estimated arrival time.

The brainchild of Mississauga-based brothers-in-law—merging respective backgrounds in software consulting and decades spent working in the towing industry—the service launched in the GTA Dec. 1, and will roll out across the country throughout the month.

Membership is currently free of charge, with a monthly subscription fee of $9 kicking in Jan. 1. One subscription covers one vehicle, but can be applied to multiple drivers of the same vehicle.

Rapitow is currently available for download on iPhone and Android.

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