When something happens with your vehicle and it needs to be towed, it can be daunting. It can be difficult to move a vehicle from one place to another. Road debris can scratch the paint or leave nicks on it and if you’re using another car to tow your car, it can damage that cars transmission. The best way to avoid damage to your car and the car towing your car, is to use a professional company for towing services. Tow trucks are designed to tow vehicles and can tow any vehicle because they can handle any weight and make of car with ease. There are different kinds of tow trucks that fall into one of two categories: trucks that tow a vehicle by lifting only one end of the vehicle and ones that will tow a vehicle when the entire vehicle is resting in the platform of a truck. This method of towing is called flatbed towing. Flatbed towing is the preferred method of towing a vehicle. A trailer or truck equipped with a flatbed on the rear moves vehicles from one place to another. This method of towing has many advantages.
Advantages of Flatbed Towing
1. Prevents damage to the car being towed. The traditional way of towing involves all four wheels of the vehicle remaining on the road as it is moved. With flatbed towing, all the wheels are placed on the flat platform of the tow truck. When you tow a car with a chain or rope, there’s a good chance that both cars may get damaged if the vehicle towing speeds up and then stops too quickly or hits a pothole on the road. This can’t happen with flatbed towing and means no tire harm, no damage to the transmission or any other systems in the car that is doing the towing.
2. More safety on the road with flatbed towing. Flatbed towing is the safest way to tow a vehicle. Flatbed towing is also safer for the other vehicles on the road because the towed vehicle is securely strapped to the flatbed platform and will not sway behind the truck. This keeps pedestrians and other vehicles safer.
3. Flatbed towing may be the only option. Depending on the situation you’re in flatbed towing might be your only option. If your vehicle has a broken axle, for example, a flat bed truck will be the only way to tow it because other towing methods require the wheels to run during the towing process. With flatbed trucks it isn’t necessary.
4. Towing with a flatbed tow truck saves time. It can be time consuming to tow vehicles with other methods. You may have to remove the drive shaft of the vehicle if you’re using a dolly for towing. Flatbed towing doesn’t require any extra measures. It’s relatively simple to load a vehicle on a flatbed truck and you may even be able to drive your car right onto the platform. If the car can’t be driven onto the platform, it can be pulled on with a winch.