The first tow truck was invented back in 1916. Tow trucks have come a long way from the use of tow chains strapped to the frame of a vehicle that was lifted off the ground and pulled to its destination on the two back wheels. This method of towing wasn’t harmful to the big, heavy vehicles of the past, but today things are different. A flatbed tow truck is a heavy-duty truck with a movable platform that can be slid partially off the truck frame and lowered to the ground. Flatbed towing is the safest way to move a vehicle from one place to another because it doesn’t need to use the vehicles power-train or any other special adjustments.
Advantages of Flatbed Towing
1. Flatbed Towing Prevents Further Car Damage. It’s bad enough that you need to get your vehicle towed in the first place. The last thing you want is to spend extra money to fix additional damage. Road debris can cause nicks, scratches and wheel or transmission damage. With flatbed towing, if road conditions are bad you won’t need to worry about further damage because the entire vehicle is lifted onto the tow truck and securely attached. Flatbed towing will be your only option if the wheels or axle are damaged because it’s the only way to prevent any further damage and because your car isn’t dragged behind another vehicle, the rear bumper is safe from damage too.
2. Tow Any Vehicle with Flatbed Towing. Traditional tow trucks can’t transport a wide range of vehicles like flatbed tow trucks can. Flatbed tow trucks are designed to handle any make and model. They can also handle the weight of any vehicle. Flatbed tow trucks can tow a small car to a large truck or SUV. It doesn’t matter what condition your vehicle is in either. The rear wheels don’t have to be operational to be towed. Flatbed tow trucks have the equipment needed to lift the vehicle onto the truck.
3. Flatbed Towing is Fast & Safe. If you use a dolly to tow your car you need to remove the drive shaft to avoid any damage to the transmission. With flatbed towing you can drive your vehicle up or it can be pulled up with a winch. Flatbed trucks can travel at normal speeds because the vehicle being towed is securely strapped to the truck. When a car is towed any other way, it can swerve around, and the driver may have to reduce speeds. This makes flatbed towing a safe option for other drivers and pedestrians too.
Flatbed & Wheel Lift Tow Truck & Roadside Assistance Services in Bronx, City Island, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, New Rochelle and Manhattan, New York
Being stranded on the side of the road is inconvenient and dangerous. You need to find a reputable towing company, so your vehicle is moved quickly and safely. If you don’t want to stress about the damage that your vehicle may suffer, then hire a company that offers flatbed towing because it’s your best option when you need to have your vehicle towed. When you find yourself in need of towing services, contact Car Care Towing for professional service.