Flatbed towing isn’t the most common type of towing, but it’s known to be the most secure. Most vehicles can be towed the normal way – with tow anchor attached to the tow hitch or chassis of a vehicle with rear wheels in motion as it’s being towed. The traditional way works well for towing cars for small distances, but flatbed towing is best for all other towing situations.
Benefits of Flatbed Towing
Say you need to have your vehicle towed because your car was involved in an accident, suffered a flat tire, or broke down on the side of the road. None of these situations are comforting to a driver. If your vehicle was involved in an accident, then the main goal is to have it towed safely so that it doesn’t incur further damage. The same goes for if your vehicle has broken down.
Flatbed towing protects vehicles well. Essentially, a vehicle can be rolled onto flatbed. If one or more tires isn’t able to be moved, flatbeds have electric cables to pull cars aboard. Once aboard, the vehicle will be secured in place. The members of the tow crew will secure the vehicle in place.
Flatbeds are different in terms of their ability to incline, decline and twist in order to allow for easy boarding. Unfortunately, vehicles can break down in the worst locations in terms of having the vehicle towed. Whether it’s wedged in between cars or in a parking garage…towing is not always an easy task. Therefore, the versatility of a flatbed tow truck simplifies the towing process. Accessibility is essential for towing all types of vehicles. It’s a feature check marked for a flatbed tow truck.
Flatbed towing is best for…
You might not expect it, but flatbed towing is great for heavy vehicles. Trucks, especially newer models, are rarely towed the normal way. Actually, trucks are usually the ones towing rather than getting towed themselves. Heavy-duty vehicles are in much better care if towed by a flatbed. A professional towing company will determine which type of tow truck is best for a given situation. All you have to do is tell us what type of vehicle you have and we’ll be on our way in no time.
All-Wheel Drive Vehicles
Additionally, flatbed tow trucks can tow all-wheel drive vehicles well. Regular methods of vehicle towing creates the risk of damaging the transmission of all-wheel vehicles. With all four wheels off the ground with the flatbed towing method, neither damage to the engine nor general wear and tear will be a factor. Vehicles such as U-Hauls and RVs also benefit from the flatbed towing.
If your vehicle breaks down and you need help, give MR Towing Services a call at (214) 238-5134. We will be at your service with the proper tow truck in no time. We provide both short- and long-distance towing. We’ll discuss your destination and tow your vehicle there safely. Please visit our website—mrtowingservices.com—and check out our blog for additional towing input.