Flatbed towing might not be the most common type of towing service, but it’s known to be the most secure. Most vehicles can be towed the normal way: tow anchor attached to the tow hitch or chassis of a vehicle with rear wheels in motion as it’s being towed. The normal way works fine for cars and short distances, but flatbed towing is best for all other towing scenarios in Richardson, TX.
Benefits of Flatbed Towing
Say you need a tow because your car was involved in an accident, suffered a flat tire, or broke down. None of these events are something that brings joy to a driver. If your car was in an accident then the main goal is to get it to a repair shop without damaging it further. And, if you have a flat or your car broke down, your main goal is to get the car to the desired destination without incurring any damage to the body.
Flatbed towing is very particular with guarding vehicles against damage. Basically, a vehicle can be rolled onto flatbed. If one or more tires is inoperable, flatbeds have electric cables to pull cars aboard. Once aboard, the vehicle is secured in place. The members of the tow crew will secure the vehicle.
Flatbeds are unique with regards to their ability to incline, decline and twist to enable easy boarding. Unfortunately, vehicles can break down in the worst locations for towing purposes. Stuck in between cars, in a parking garage, and other hard-to-reach places. Therefore, the versatility of a flatbed tow truck makes the process of towing easier. Accessibility is key for towing all types of vehicles and is something that flatbed tow trucks can handle.
Flatbed towing is best for…
Believe it or not, flatbed tow trucks are perfect for towing trucks. Trucks, especially newer models are rarely towed the normal way. In fact, trucks more often do the towing rather than get towed. Heavy-duty vehicles are in much better care if towed by a flatbed. A professional tow company will know which type of tow truck is necessary for any given situation. All you have to do is let us know what kind of vehicle you have and we’ll be on their way.
Additionally, flatbed tow trucks assist all-wheel vehicles. Typical car towing risks damaging the transmission of all-wheel vehicles. With all four wheels off the ground during a flatbed tow, damage to the engine nor general wear and tear will be a concern. Vehicles like U-Hauls and RVs also benefit from flatbed towing.
If you are ever in a vehicle breakdown situation, give MR Towing a call at (214) 238-5134. We will be at your service in a heartbeat with the applicable tow truck. We provide both short-distance towing and long-distance towing. We’ll discuss your destination and get your vehicle there safe and sound. Please visit our website—mrtowingservices.com—and check out our blog for more towing input.