A couple of weeks ago, one of my neighbors in Mexico contacted me on Whatsapp to ask if I knew the number of a reputable tow service that could assist him with a flat tire. He said that he wasn’t able to get the lug nuts off and that he and his wife were stranded on the side of the highway just north of Tulum, Mexico.
I recommended that he save his money and call Los Ángeles Verdes (The Green Angels) to assist him. To which he responded, “Who?”
Although he and his wife had undoubtedly seen the distinctive white and green trucks patrolling the highways here in the Riviera Maya, they were unaware that they were affiliated with Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism and that their purpose was to provide free emergency roadside assistance to anyone in need.
Before my neighbors could even call, a couple of Green Angels rolled up and jumped into action (main picture).
Dial 078 on your cell phone to contact the dispatch center for Los Ángeles Verdes.
If for some reason you can’t get through at the above number, you can dial 088 (Servicios de Seguridad Pública Federal).
Los Ángeles Verdes have emergency roadside assistance vehicles in every state in Mexico; however, they don’t patrol every highway.
Here are the current coverage areas by state:
Let’s Wrap This Up
If you plan on driving in Mexico, it’s not a bad idea to add the number for Los Ángeles Verdes to your contacts list.
It’s one of those things you hope you never need, but if something happens and you ever do, you’ll be glad you took the time to save the number.