HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- As you're spending time on the roads running errands and visiting family and friends, did you know that a local agency provides free roadside assistance?
The Harris County Toll Road Authority's Incident Response Team can rescue you if you have car trouble.
The team is available to assist seven days a week. They can help change your tire if you get a flat, jump your car if your battery is dead, or tow you to a safe location. The service is completely free of charge.
Houston's Tow-And-Go program will move your broken down car to a safe place, within one mile, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can even help you change a flat tire if you have the equipment, but cannot tow cars that have been involved in an accident.
If you run into issues along the tollroads within Harris County, you can also get free help. HCTRA's Motorist Assistance Program - or "MAP" -- can change a flat tire, supply fuel, water or air, jump start your car, and assist with minor engine repair, a ll free of charge.
Keep these phone numbers handy, or save them in your phone:
Harris County Toll Road Authority's Incident Response Team: 281-584-7500
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Free roadside assistance for drivers in trouble on Harris County roads