Once upon a time there was only one type of tow truck, today known as the traditional tow truck. As the car industry evolved, so did the tow truck. Today, there are five types of tow trucks: the Boom, Hook and Chain, Wheel-lift, Flatbed and Integrated tow truck. Flatbed towing is the most common type of tow. Many vehicles can be towed the traditional way: a tow anchor is attached to the tow hitch or chassis of a vehicle with the rear wheels in motion as it gets towed. This works fine for cars and short distances, but flatbed towing is the best option for other situations. If you need to have your vehicle towed more than 100 miles you need long distance towing. Flatbed towing is the most secure way to transport vehicles long distance because your vehicle can suffer a lot of wear and tear when you use of a dolly or two-wheel towing.
Benefits of Flat Bed Tow Trucks
• Safety & Prevention of Damage to Vehicle. It’s never fun when you need to get your vehicle towed. You may have a flat tire, or your car is broken down for some reason or you’ve been involved in an accident. The primary goal is to get it fixed and running again as quickly as possible. You also want to avoid any further damage because further damage equals more money! Flatbed towing is the best way to protect your vehicle because it can be rolled onto a flatbed. If your car can’t work because of one tire flatbeds have cables that will pull your vehicle onto it. Your vehicle is then secured in place by professionals who know what they’re doing.
• Flatbed Towing Accessibility. Flatbeds are different in their ability to incline, decline and twist to make it easy for boarding. There are situations where vehicles breakdown in the worst spots and make it difficult for a tow truck to get to it. It may be wedged in between cars, stuck in a parking lot, down a ravine, etc. Flat beds are the best tow trucks for every situation.
Flatbed Towing for Heavy Vehicles
Flatbed trucks are the best option for heavy vehicles. Trucks, especially newer ones are rarely towed the traditional way. It’s also better to tow heavy-duty vehicles with a flatbed. Professional tow truck drivers can handle any situation. They will most likely ask, but if they don’t, make sure you let the tow company know exactly what type of vehicle you need towed so they can be completely prepared.
All Wheel Drive Vehicles Need to Be Towed with a Flatbed Tow Truck
Flatbed trucks are the best for all-wheel drives. Typical car towing can damage transmissions to all-wheel vehicles. Flatbed towing allows all four wheels to be off the ground. That means damage to the engine and wear and tear during a tow won’t be a factor. Flatbed trucks are also the way to go with vehicles like U-Hauls, RVs, special cars, vintage cars and SUVs.
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If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to have your vehicle towed, give Citywide Towing Service a call. We have state of the art flatbed trucks to safely and securely get your vehicle where it needs to go!