When is flatbed towing necessary?
Flatbed towing frequents the following scenarios:
- A car has to be towed a long distance. Perhaps it broke down in a desolate area, far from any repair shops. Or maybe the vehicle owner prefers his/her car be towed to a specific repair facility that happens to be a long way away.
- A car suffers significant damage. Major vehicle accidents result in damages beyond the sheet metal. Thus, internal parts and wiring are exposed. Flatbed tow trucks better protect integral internal parts by keeping the vehicle securely in place, free from movement.
- The car in need of a tow is high-end. Individuals with classic vehicles or luxury vehicles may request a flatbed tow to best protect their precious vehicles while being transported. Other towing options like hook and chain or wheel-lift can risk damage to drive trains and transmissions.
Again, it’s the most secure way to move your vehicle from one place to another.
What about flatbed towing pricing?
Flatbed towing will be the most expensive of your options. It offers the most security and it requires the use of some of the more expensive equipment that exists in a tow company’s fleet. Because of the greater cost, it’s best you rely on a flatbed tow only if you truly need one. Base your decision on our aforementioned scenarios—long distance towing, severe damage to your vehicle, and damage to your high-end vehicle.
Sometimes a flatbed tow is the only option. Given a towing company’s primary responsibility of moving a vehicle from one place to another without further damaging it, the company will use whatever equipment is necessary to protect that responsibility. If that requires a flatbed, then that’s how they will have to tow your vehicle.
You also must consider gas mileage. No matter how big and strong a tow truck may be, they are still towing extremely heavy objects. Hauling multi-ton vehicles will without a doubt slow a tow truck down.
MR Towing Services
If you need any type of tow, give MR Towing Services a call. Our lot is always prepped for various types of tows for numerous amounts of customers. If your vehicle requires a flatbed tow, then that’s what will bring your way. You’ll be out of an uncomfortable, frustrating situation in no time!
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