Family-Owned, Central Illinois

Towing and Full Service Station

At Winks Towing Service, we are a small, family owned business. Established in 1970, we continue to care about our customers and strive to offer you the best possible service at an affordable rate. We are a full-service gas station and store, automotive shop, and towing business. Our experienced mechanics can fix any minor car issue. This includes brakes, tires, batteries, starters, and oil changes! With our convenient location, right off of I-55/74, at the Market Street exit, we can get you back on the road in no time.




All estimates are free and flexible according to distance and scheduling.



We use Winks for all of our towing needs, and recommend them to everyone we know!! Trustworthy, polite, and professional drivers that really do care about you, and your vehicle. The trucks are clean, and they are very time efficient. Honestly, couldn’t say enough nice things about this business, and its employees.
— Ashley K.
They are fast, professional, and always there when you need them. Great locally owned, family business.
— Joseph P.
I cannot thank Winks Towing Service enough. My husband and I were traveling today with 4 children and were having an issue with our car. Every mechanic we found was either closed or wouldn’t help us. The gentleman working tonight helped us right away and fixed what could have been a very bad situation. It turned out the lug nuts on our tire were not secured properly from a brake job we had done earlier the same day. Again, I cannot thank you enough for fixing someone else’s mistake and making my family safe.
— Joyce N.
They got to my car quickly, even though they were busy with accidents. Very kind and considerate. Will keep them in mind for the future! Great service for a great price!
— Kayla M.



We strive to uphold the highest of standards in customer service and timeliness. Our family business has served the Bloomington-Normal and surrounding community for almost 60 years! We welcome many returning customers, as well as new customers, daily.


About Us

The Winks family

Charles Winks started the towing, full-service gas station and automotive shop in 1970. Times may have changed in 60 years, but the family's priorities haven't. Charlie, along with his sons, John and Matthew, and his daughter, Lisa, continue to provide affordable, personalized customer service that can be hard to find. Stop by and see us today!