Fun Facts

  • Best friends with Lightning McQueen
  • Enjoys Tractor Tippin', which is his hobby
  • Has two rearview mirrors so that he can drive backwards without crashing
  • Speaks with a southern accent, and uses incorrect syntax
  • Is the owner of Tow Mater Towing and Salvage, and manages the impound lot

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Tow Mater, better known as simply Mater, is a rusty tow truck who runs Tow Mater Towing & Salvage. He is best friends with Lightning McQueen. Mater's favorite hobby is Tractor Tippin', a game where you sneak up on sleeping tractors, and scare them with a loud noise, when the tractors wake up, they are so so startled, that they tip over. Mater also has two rearview mirrors so thathe can drive backwards without crashing. He speaks with a southern accent, and uses incorrect syntax.


Mater is cheerful and loyal, often hard to upset. He can be considered pretty dumb, but nonetheless has good ideas every now and then and is smart in his own way. It can also be concluded that he acts somewhat like a canine, including his personality traits and behavior throughout the franchise.


Mater's make model is a Haulital Hook'em, a mix of 1951 International Harvester L-170 "Boom Truck" and a One Ton Wrecker combined with some pieces of a Chevrolet 3800 and an old Dodge Truck.

He has a V-8 engine with a two-barrel carburetor. He can go zero to sixty in ten seconds, with a top speed of 90 miles per hour, with 200 horsepower.


Mater was originally painted all green, but it can be concluded he never got a re-paint. Now Mater is covered in rust and the only visible paint is on his sides and rear. He also has a bumper with a yellow and black "caution" logo.


  • Mater's birthday is January 12, 1957, meaning that he is 56 years old.


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