888 Tows Offers Flatbed Towing
Flatbed towing is a method of transporting vehicles using a specialized type of tow truck called a flatbed or rollback truck. Unlike traditional towing methods where the towed vehicle’s wheels remain on the ground, flatbed towing involves placing the entire vehicle on a flat and level bed that can be raised and lowered by hydraulics. The vehicle is secured onto the flatbed using chains, straps, or wheel clamps to prevent movement during transportation.
Here are some key aspects of flatbed towing:
- Versatility: Flatbed tow trucks are versatile and can transport various types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, and even specialty or luxury vehicles that require extra care during transportation.
- Safety: Flatbed towing is considered one of the safest methods of towing because the entire vehicle is placed securely on the flatbed, reducing the risk of damage to the vehicle’s components or body.
- Damage Prevention: Since the towed vehicle is lifted entirely off the ground, it avoids potential damage that can occur with traditional towing methods, such as wear on tires or transmission components.
- Specialty Vehicle Transport: Flatbed towing is often preferred for transporting high-end, exotic, or classic vehicles, as it reduces the risk of damage to low-clearance or delicate vehicles during transportation.
- Ease of Loading: Loading a vehicle onto a flatbed tow truck is generally easier compared to other towing methods. The flatbed can be lowered to ground level, allowing for the vehicle to be driven or pulled onto the bed without needing to maneuver ramps or worry about ground clearance issues.
- Long-Distance Towing: Flatbed towing is often used for long-distance transportation as it provides a stable and secure way to transport vehicles over extended distances without subjecting them to wear and tear from being towed with their wheels on the ground.
Flatbed towing is a preferred method for many towing companies when transporting vehicles that require extra care, ensuring that the vehicle arrives at its destination safely and without any further damage.
At 888 Tows we have flatbed tow trucks and are prepared to tow your vehicle where it needs to be. Whether you are stuck on the side of the road or at your home, we can come to you with our flatbed and tow it to the shop. Contact us today!