You are driving down the freeway and your car starts acting funny. By the time you get to the side of the road, your car has broken down and will not work. At this time you will need a tow truck to come to pick up your car and help you off the freeway. What kind of tow truck are you going to need for your car? Let Citywide Towing Service help you learn more about what types of tow trucks to best meet your needs.
Hook & Chain Towing
I bet most of the time when you think of tow trucks you think of the classic hook and chain. This type of tow truck is really only used when your car has been wrecked and they are towing to the junkyard. This type of method was more popular in the past but now there are other ways they can tow cars. A hook and chain can scratch or damage your car. That is why it is primarily used for wrecked vehicles. With this method, they will attach the hook to your car axel or bumper and then chain the frame of the car.
Flatbed towing is one of the best and safest ways to tow your vehicle. It is also the most used type of truck to tow your car. A flatbed towing truck is just that, a truck with a flatbed that can lift up and down. Making it easy for your car to be pulled up onto the truck. Towing your vehicle this way won’t do any damage to your car.
Wheel Lift Towing
A wheel lift tow truck uses what is called a metal yoke. This is hooked under the front tires. It is similar to a hook and chain tow truck, but it does not have a chain or hook and there will be no damage to your vehicle. It uses a hydraulic lift to help elevate your front or back tires so they can tow it away. This way is very simple and easy to do. If you need your car moved quickly this is the method to use.
Integrated Tow Truck
An integrated tow truck is for the big Semi trucks or buses. These tow trucks have more axles, to help give the vehicles more stability. The arm that attaches to the truck is in the center of the truck and is incredibly stable. Because of this, they can tow much bigger trucks than the tow truck itself.
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No matter whatever you did to your car or whatever type of car you have; Citywide Towing Service is here to help you get your car picked up, off the road, and where you need it to go. Call us whenever you need towing or roadside assistance!