Flatbed towing is the preferred towing method nowadays. Essentially it involves a trailer or most commonly a truck equipped with a flatbed on its rear to transport vehicles from one location to another.
When you need a tow truck, it's of paramount importance to only use a professional and trustworthy service. This is essential because incorrectly secured vehicles can be damaged during transport. Thus, creating problems for you and your vehicle down the line. When you need tow truck services, you're already having a dreadful day. Don't allow a horrible towing experience to cause it to be even worse.
Car manufacturers advise flatbed towing as the best option for many of the newer vehicles. This is so in order to avoid damage to their shocks, suspension, power train, automatic transmission and other components. While some inexperienced companies will tow any vehicle, a qualified tow truck driver will evaluate when your vehicle needs to be transported on a flatbed. It’s important that when you call the towing company, make sure to tell them the type of vehicle you drive and inquire if it needs to be transported on a flatbed truck.
As a safety precaution, a car is secured at all four points so your vehicle doesn't fall off a flatbed tow truck. Some companies use modern style wheel chains to secure the tires themselves to the bed. However, most use traditional heavy-duty hooks and chains. Inexperienced companies will not follow standard procedures and rather hook the car down to the most convenient point, regardless of whether it's safe to attach an anchor at that point. Distinguished towing companies will always take the necessary time to make sure each chain is attached correctly and your vehicle is in turn properly secured. Although this process takes several minutes longer, securing down your vehicle with chains at the right points is crucial for the safety of your vehicle to avoid potential damages during transport.
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