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Exceeding Towing Capacity

MR Towing

It is unfortunate for your vehicle to become inoperable at any point during a trip. It’s an even worse feeling if it happens at night. A vehicle can be rendered immobile due to a blown engine or transmission failure. Or, in more extreme cases you might end up in a ditch due to poor road or weather conditions. Other reasons that might call for car towing include if a driver is in a position where they can no longer drive, and in the case of an accident. Car towing is done by either Traffic Police or towing companies, like MR Towing Services. MR Towing Services offers honest, reputable, and timely service. Services that we provide include:

Towing operators such as MR tow your car to a mechanic or your home. It depends on whatever is convenient for you. Towing is done safely without inflicting further damage.

Towing capacity

Towing capacity is the maximum weight that a vehicle can tow; it tends to manufacturer-specified. The passenger weight, optional equipment, and an additional cargo are added into the equation to determine which vehicles that the truck can safely tow. Different car models have different towing weights. This can be found on pre-determined charts for various towns, cities, and countries. Another way of determining the towing capacity of your vehicle involves using a towing scale, which measures the total weight of the car that you plan to tow. You should make sure that it doesn’t exceed the capacity of your towing vehicle and that the weight of the vehicle being towed is spread evenly across the towing vehicle.

Exceeding towing capacity

A trailer hitch also has a limited towing capacity. You can’t do the towing even if your truck manual indicates that it can carry 2,000 kilograms and your hitch is only rated to carry 1,500 kilograms, because the hitch can end up snapping off. The towed goods might fall and spread on the road. It’s best to go for the lowest rating of weight that is displayed on the hitch in order to avoid exceeding towing capacity.

Vehicles are designed to handle a certain amount of weight. Heavier commercial trucks that regularly haul tons of cargo have more and bigger wheels for even transmittance of load weight to the ground. They also have more powerful engines, stronger braking, and suspension systems than what passenger vehicles have.

MR Towing Services is a car towing company that operates in the Dallas area. We have all the equipment, expertise, and services needed for car towing in and around Dallas. Visit our website mrtowingservices.com for more information.

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(214) 238-5134

115 Richardson Ct.
Suite MR
Allen, TX 75002

Our other locations in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area:

1225 Belt Line Rd
Suite 120
Garland, TX 75040

9220 Skillman St
#129-A
Dallas, TX 75243

2627 S Cooper St
Suite 102
Arlington, TX 76015