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Although it doesn’t happen often, when you are in need of a tow there are a few things you need to know in order to protect your investment in your car, or truck. Click the link forĀ tow truck near me

The first thing you need to know is whether your car is 2 wheel drive (2WD), 4 wheel drive (4WD), or all wheel drive. 2WD drive cars can be front or rear wheel drive and can be towed safely by keeping the drive wheels off the ground. If this is not possible, then your car should be towed by a flat bed tow truck or by placing tow dollies under the disabled vehicle in order to keep the drive wheels off the ground.

Today’s modern towing equipment utilizes two different types of technology. The first being wheel lift, which can be used for both cars and medium or heavy duty tow. This equipment tows the car by the wheels therefore assuring damage free towing. No part of the towing apparatus contacts the car or truck’s body. The other method of towing is flat bed, which is a hydraulically operated tilt bed body with a winch. Most flatbeds have the capability to tow a second car on the rear using the wheel lift technology.

Flat beds are recommended for all wheel drive and 4WD cars, exotic cars, and cars with low ground clearance. This method allows for all four wheels to be off the ground. The car sits on top of the bed and is secured down with chains or straps to insure against damages.