Flatbed towing isn’t the common type of towing service, but it is known to be the most safe. Most cars can be towed the traditional way: attaching the tow anchor to the tow hitch or chassis of a vehicle with rear wheels in motion as it’s being towed. The traditional way works just fine for cars and short distance transportation; but flatbed towing is best for all other towing needs in Plano, TX.
Advantages of Flatbed Towing
Suppose you need to have your car towed because your car was involved in an accident, suffered a flat tire, or broke down in the middle of the road. None of these are nice situations for a driver. If your car was involved in any of these situations, then the main goal is to get it to a mechanic without being damaged further.
Flatbed towing is very careful of vehicles. Usually, a car can be rolled onto a flatbed. If one or more tires are damaged, flatbeds have electric cables that are able to pull cars onto it. Once aboard, the vehicle will be secured in place by members of the tow crew. They’ve probably executed a flatbed tow many times before, so you should be in good hands.
Flatbeds are different with regards to their ability to incline, decline and twist to ensure easy boarding. Unfortunately, most cars break down in the worst locations towing-wise. Wedged in between other vehicles, stuck in parking garages…towing isn’t always an easy task. Thus, the versatility of a flatbed tow truck helps make the towing process a bit easier. Accessibility is essential for towing any type of vehicle. It’s a feature that flatbeds have.
Flatbed towing is best for…
Heavy Duty Vehicles
Believe it or not, flatbed tow trucks are ideal for towing flatbed vehicle trucks. Trucks, especially the later models, are rarely towed the traditional way. In fact, trucks do the towing more often than they’re towed. Heavy-duty vehicles are in much better hands when towed by a flatbed. A good towing company will know which type of tow truck needs to be sent out for a given situation. Your job is just to inform the towing company what type of vehicle you have and they’ll be on their way to help.
Flatbed tow trucks can also help with all-wheel vehicles. Traditional car towing practices risk damaging the transmission of all-wheel drive vehicles. With all four wheels off of the ground during a flatbed tow, neither damage to the engine nor general wear and tear will be something to worry about. Vehicles like U-Hauls and RVs will also benefit from the flatbed towing.
If you’re ever in a situation in which your vehicle has broken down, give MR Towing a call at (214) 238-5134. We’ll be at your service in a timely manner with the necessary tow truck. We provide both short-distance and long-distance towing. We’ll figure out where you need to be and get your vehicle to that destination safely. Please visit our website—https://mrtowingservices.com/—and our blog for more towing input.