Motorist Assistance

Free on-campus battery jump-start service:

Transportation Services offers free on-campus battery jump-start service. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week anywhere on campus for all valid UK parking permit holders and campus patients and visitors.

If your car battery dies on campus and you need a jump-start, use the following contact information:

    Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m........ Call Transportation Services at (859) 257-5757
    After-hours and weekends........................ Call UK Towing Contractor at (859) 231-0197

Transportation Services reserves the right to refuse free battery jump-start service due to excessive use of this service by a single permit holder or to visitors parked in violation. Requesting individuals are responsible for any advance service required due to vehicles being unable to start through typical jump-start procedures or situations where batteries fail to hold adequate charge.

Discounted Services

Transportation Services, in partnership with our towing contractor, offers the following discounted motorist assistance services to all valid UK parking permit holders. These services are offered 24 hours a day, anywhere within Fayette County. Cost for each of these services is $49 within New Circle Road and $49 + $3/mile outside of New Circle Road unless otherwise noted below.

    Vehicle tow
    Flat tire change – using owner supplied spare tire
    Off-campus battery jump-start
    Vehicle lockout
    Out of fuel – standard rate + cost of fuel

To be eligible for the UK discount, the towing contractor will record your permit number prior to providing the service. For your convenience, tow truck drivers accept cash, check or credit card at the scene.

Helpful Motorist Assistance Contact Information:

Towing Contractor ... (859) 231-0197

Transportation Services ... (859) 257-5757

University of Kentucky Police ... (859) 257-1616