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What the fuck do I know about towing cars?
— Franklin to Tonya

Pulling Favors is a Strangers and Freaks side mission in Grand Theft Auto V given to protagonist Franklin Clinton by Tonya Wiggins. Completing this side-mission contributes toward 100% Completion.

Description

Tonya and her boyfriend, JB Bradshaw, are old friends of Franklin's. The couple run a towing service, but it is on the verge of being taken away from them. When Franklin asks about JB, Tonya is honest about the fact that he's off smoking crack. She pleads with Franklin to help them out by filling in for JB.

Franklin balks initially, but Tonya tries to guilt him into it by chiding him for not helping his cousin. After Franklin explains that they are not cousins, he reluctantly agrees to help. They both then head to the Davis Sheriff Impound to get JB's tow truck.

Franklin and Tonya get in the tow truck, then a dispatcher, Rodney, tells Tonya to tow an abandoned vehicle on San Andreas Avenue, Tonya responds that she and Franklin are filling in for JB. The dispatcher tells more about the abandoned vehicle, says it's been staying there for days, then he leaves the radio.

At Legion Square, Tonya says she watched JB towing multiple times, and she instructs Franklin to get the back of the truck close, making sure the crane is down, after which it should "slide through".

Franklin hooks up the abandoned car and Tonya tells him to get the car back into the lot. Once they arrive, Tonya tells Franklin to drop off the vehicle at the exact mark, as they can get picky about positioning.

Tonya says goodbye to Franklin, and tells him to call her if he needs something. Tonya then calls his boyfriend, JB, to inform him that Franklin did the towing job for him. JB asks Tonya what job she is talking about, to which Tonya responds calling him a "cracked-out fool", also mentioning his laziness. Tonya says goodbye to JB and tells him to "save [her] a taste", later hanging up the phone and beginning to smoke.

Walkthrough

Tonya, asking help from Franklin.

Approach Tonya, who will begin pleading for Franklin to help her and JB out by towing some cars for JB while he is off smoking crack.

Go to the tow truck.

Drive Tonya to the impound lot on the corner of Innocence and Roy Lowenstein Boulevards next to the Davis Sheriff's Station.

Wait for Tonya.

This objective appears when the player gets in a vehicle until Tonya gets in.

Wait for Tonya.

This objective appears once more when the player gets in JB's tow truck until Tonya gets in the truck.

Go to the abandoned car.

Drive the truck through an exit gate and a blue dot will appear on the map signifying the location of the abandoned car you must tow. The car is parked on San Andreas Avenue just in front of Legion Square.

Drive to the car and position the tow truck in front of the vehicle, backing into it. Lower the tow hitch by pulling down the Left Stick Button (Xbox) on Xbox, L3 (PlayStation) on PlayStation, or holding down Keyboard White Ctrl.png on PC, and when it is close enough to the vehicle, it will auto-attach. Then push up on the Left Stick Button (Xbox), L3 (PlayStation), or holding down Keyboard White Shift.png on PC to raise the hitched car.

Tow the car to the impound.

Drive carefully back to the impound lot (a yellow dot and path will appear to assist you). If you drive too erratically or collide with too many obstacles, the car will become unhitched and you will have to hook it back up again.

Release the vehicle in the drop off zone.

Once back at the impound lot, drive into the gate and pull the car all the way into the red striped no parking zone. Once the car is in the zone, pull down on the Left Stick Button (Xbox), L3 (PlayStation), or hold Keyboard White Ctrl.png to lower the vehicle, and then hold right on the D-Pad Right (Xbox), D-Pad Right (PlayStation), or holding down Keyboard White H.png to unhitch the car, which ends the mission.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Time - Complete within 05:00
  • Unhook Bonus - Keep the vehicle hooked until delivery

Transcript

This section depicts all cutscenes and dialogues in the mission "Pulling Favors" in Grand Theft Auto V.

Transcript
Franklin approaches Tonya.
Franklin: What the fuck is wrong with you, Tonya?
Tonya: Ain’t nothing wrong with me, ni**a. Shit!
Franklin: Well, your ass don’t look too good. Where the fuck is JB?
Tonya: Smoking.
Franklin: And what about you?
Tonya: Well, y’know, I quit. Y’know what I’m sayin’? Almost...
Franklin: Yeah, whatever.
Tonya: JB... look, JB gonna lose everything. He gonna lose the house, y’know what I’m sayin’? The business, everything and you his cousin, ni**a. You said you was gonna help.
Franklin: He ain’t my cousin.
Tonya: Whatever, if that’s how you feel...
Franklin: What the fuck do I know about towing cars?
Tonya: Look, it’s easy. If JB can do it, you can do it, for fuck’s sake. Come on. I’ma show you. Come on. Shit.
Franklin: Alright then, shit.
Tonya: [quietly] Shit... I gotta show him everything.
Franklin: Hey, look, let’s make this quick. I got shit to do.
Tonya: Ni**a, you need to slow it down, Tanisha was right.
Franklin and Tonya enter a vehicle.
Franklin: A’ight, shit, where we goin’?
Tonya: Truck’s at the Davis Sheriff impound.
Franklin: Oh, man. How did I get dragged into this?
Tonya: We both know you always been sweet on me, shit, Franklin Clinton.
Franklin: Shit, your ass must be high or something.
Tonya: I told you, I don’t do that shit no more. I mean, I baby-dose now and again, just for the taste, but I’m doin’ good, boo, your eyes don’t lie.
Franklin: Whatever you say, girl. Come on.
The two arrive at the impound.
Tonya: There’s JB’s truck. Let’s go bring the cha-ching, homie.
Franklin and Tonya enter the tow truck.
Dispatch: Vehicle twenty-nine, come in, this is dispatch. We got an abandoned car on San Andreas Avenue.
Tonya: Yo, we on that like ugly on your momma.
Dispatch: 10-9, come again. I didn’t catch that.
Tonya: It’s Tonya, fool, and my boy Franklin. We fillin’ in for JB.
Dispatch: Er, copy that. Hi, Tonya. Car’s a junker, been there for days. 10-7, I’m gone.
Tonya: A bucket. This one should be easy.
Franklin: Shit. Not easy enough for JB to drag his ass outta whatever crackhouse he’s laying in.
Tonya: His loss, your gain, sugar.
Franklin: Except I ain’t gainin’ shit. Sugar.
Tonya: Move that seat back and you know I’ll make it right for you.
Franklin: That ain’t what I’m sayin’. Damn, Tonya, what the fuck happened to you?
The two reach the abandoned car.
Tonya: Okay, I seen JB do this a hundred times. Back up close, make sure the hook is down, and it should slide right in. A’ight, baby, back it up nice and steady.
Franklin successfully hooks the vehicle to the truck.
Tonya: Okay, we are in, baby. Let’s get this back to the lot.
Franklin: Man, this was not how I saw my day going.
Tonya: So I ain’t seen you around the hood much?
Franklin: I been tryin’ to branch out, can’t stay in Chamberlain Hills forever.
Tonya: Ooh, ni**a got airs now. I remember you before you was a wannabe, when you just was.
Franklin: And I remember you and JB before y’all was dopeheads. Shit changes.
Tonya: You the one all turfed up. JB smokin’, but he ain’t smokin’ homies. He out here grindin’, towin’ cars, payin’ bills.
Franklin: For real? ‘Cause I could have sworn it was me out here towin’ cars for him.
Tonya: And lookin’ damn fine doin’ it too, baby.
Tonya and Franklin pull into the impound with the car in tow.
Tonya: Okay, we make the drop where they got the areas marked. They get real finicky when we don’t leave it in the right place.
Franklin releases the vehicle in the drop-off zone. Tonya exits the tow truck.
Tonya: I’ll see you on the block. Anything you need, you holler at me. [to herself] Now, where is that fool?


Instructional Messages

Press B (Xbox)/Circle (PlayStation)/Keyboard White R.png to toggle focus on the target.
UseLeft Stick Button (Xbox)/L3 (PlayStation)/Keyboard White Ctrl.pngKeyboard White Shift.png to lower and raise the crane.
If a vehicle is attached, the crane can only be raised and lowered when the tow truck is stationary.
HoldD-Pad Right (Xbox)/D-Pad Right (PlayStation)/Keyboard White H.pngto drop off the vehicle.


Walkthrough

Pictorial Walkthrough

Video Walkthrough

GTA Series Videos - GTA 5 - Tonya
[Gold Medal Walkthrough]
GTA Series Videos - GTA 5 PC - Tonya
[Gold Medal Walkthrough]
GTA Series Videos - GTA 5 PS5 - Tonya
[Gold Medal Walkthrough - 4K 60fps]

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Trivia

  • This is the only Strangers and Freaks mission that is mandatory in order to complete the storyline, as it unlocks Chop and Marriage Counseling.
  • The Primo in this mission has bulletproof tires, but hard to obtain as its doors are locked.
  • If the player unhooks the car whilst the truck's right door is blocked by the wall, Tonya will react as if Franklin has stolen the truck.

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