Moving is a stressful situation. There are so many angles that need to be thought about and different plans that need to be made. One of them may be getting all your vehicles from point A to point B. This can be difficult if you find you need to be driving a moving truck. You may be trying to figure out how best to get your vehicle to your new place. Citywide Towing is here to share how to safely transport your vehicle during your move.
Determine the Type of Towing Trailer You Need
For most people, they are either looking for a tow dolly or a car carrier. The only time you are able to use a tow dolly is when you have a two-wheel drive vehicle. If you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, you can end up damaging the transmission using this method, since two of the wheels will remain on the road during transport. When you use a car carrier, all of your wheels are lifted off the ground. This can be a safer option for your vehicle. You also don’t have to worry about clocking a bunch of miles on the odometer.
Make Sure You Can Operate Towing Trailer Equipment
If you have never used a trailer to tow a vehicle, you will need to do some homework before you try it. You want to be very familiar with the equipment and how to use it. Do some research and make sure that wherever you get the trailer, someone is there to show you how to use it and answer all your questions.
Driving While Pulling a Trailer Requires Special Care
When you are pulling a trailer, you need to take extra precautions on and off the road. Here are some of the things to remember when pulling a trailer.
• Drive at a slower speed
• Take wider turns
• Anticipate stops and brake early
• Keep a safe distance between you and other drivers
• The heavier the load, the longer it will take to stop
Loading & Unloading Your Trailer
Before loading your vehicle on the trailer, never fill it with extra cargo. This will mess up the load capacity of the trailer and the vehicle doing the towing. Always use care when you are getting in and out of your vehicle during the loading and unloading process. Also, you should make sure you have ample room to get vehicle loaded and unloaded. You will need to be able to fully extend the loading ramps, so plan accordingly.
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Transporting your vehicle during a move, can be one more thing for you to worry about. If you are worried about all the different aspects that go into towing a vehicle and don’t have much experience in the process, you may be better off letting the experts at Citywide Towing take care of it for you. We have the equipment and tools to safely get your vehicle to your destination so you don’t have to worry about it. Call us today!