The cost for a tow truck service does not go up when you hire a flatbed. The type of towing you may need depends on various factors, including the distance of the towing, the size of the vehicle or how low the car is or if it's a sports car. With most cars, especially exotic cars flatbed towing is the safest way to go to keep your baby from being damaged or scratched. A flatbed tow truck gets the car up off the ground and completely on the bed of the tow truck. The old way to tow a vehicle is to drag it with the drive wheels lifted off the ground. You might need roadside assistance when your vehicle is disabled because of electrical or mechanical malfunction as well as a car collision. A dinged bumper is one thing but if you’re in an accident and the damage is bad enough that you can’t drive the car or the car is not drivable then you will need to get your car towed and a flatbed is the way to go.
3 Reasons You Should Use a Flatbed Tow Truck
If your car, truck, minivan or SUV is all wheel drive you should hire a company with a flatbed tow truck to keep from damaging the drive line, transfer case, axles, and differentials. Towing a vehicle on the ground requires you to have the wheels that are on the ground to roll freely. If your car is four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive that could pose a problem. You can’t shift some four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles out of all wheel drive so you don’t have wheels that roll freely.
If your car is low to the ground. Some cars require a flatbed because there is no other way to tow a car that’s too low. If you try to tow a very low vehicle by lifting up one end the other end will drag the ground causing damage to the car. If you have an expensive, classic, or collector’s car and don’t want it damaged.
If you’ve been in an accident with enough damage that your wheels don’t roll freely without hitting the wheel wells of the car. Getting the car up off the ground may be your best bet. Another thing to consider if you’ve been in an accident and have your car towed by a standard tow truck you could lose parts. When the tow truck hits a bump in the road, I have literally seen a bumper fall off a car, and if it was up on a flatbed at least it wouldn’t fall onto the ground and be left behind.
You should call us if you need to have your vehicle moved fast. We will tow it to your home or a car repair shop. We recommend taking it to someone you’re your familiar with or a shop you’ve done business with or you know the mechanic. If you don’t know a shop or mechanic that will do the work without doing things you don’t need. Get a recommendation from a friend or colleague. If you call A-able Wrecker Inc we will be happy to recommend a great auto repair shop to you.