We were on a tight timetable, driving straight through from Texas to Illinois to go on to Minnesota. Just outside of Cape Girardeau Missouri, the truck overheated. We were broken down. I’m sure you understand this is beyond frustrating but for us it was especially so. We were scheduled to meet our son who had just returned from deployment. We were going to watch our grandbaby and enjoy some family vacation time at the cabin. We hadn’t seen our son for 9 months and it looked like we were going to be delayed.
To make a very long story shorter, I’ll just tell you two companies not to use if your ever broken down around the Cape Girardeau Missouri area and a company that treated us exceptionally well. Avoid ASAP Towing and the local Ford Dealership. Use Seyer’s Garage.
For the story details—read on. Our AT&T phone roadside assistance hooked us up with ASAP Towing. After 2 hours of waiting, ASAP cancelling our tow without letting us or AT&T know, we made contact with Seyer’s Garage. Our wait was short, the tow driver polite and friendly. Once my husband saw that Seyer’s also had a garage and found out the driver was willing to get us to a hotel, we just had our truck taken to their garage. In route, we explained our tight timetable and inquired about how busy their shop was. The driver was actually the owner and he agreed to take a look at the truck with no promises, which we understood and appreciated. A little while later, a shop employee gave us a ride to our hotel. Note, the Ford dealership in Cape Girardeau had informed us they would not assist us in getting to a hotel.
If the truck was able to be repaired, the shop owner agreed to pick us up early the next morning on his way in. As it turned out, the shop called that same day to let us know the truck was fixed and that they could come pick us up to get the truck. We were so thankful for Seyer’s Garage and their professional and courteous service that we want to let others know about this resource should they have a need in the Cape Girardeau, Missouri area. They also have a location in Scott City, Missouri.
Do you have any such services that were helpful when you were traveling? If so, feel free to post in the comments section.