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Having to have your vehicle towed is never a pleasant experience. Not everyone knows, though, that there’s a lot more to towing than just picking up a car after an accident. That’s why you want to make sure that the towing company you hire has the experience and know-how to handle your unique situation. Depending on the condition of your vehicle, the type of vehicle it is, and where it needs to be taken, the way it is towed will probably be different.
It helps when you’re in a situation requiring a tow truck to understand your needs, how the tow works, and what services you require to get where you need to be.
The Differences in Vehicle Towing
There are a number of differences that determine how your vehicle may need to be towed, and unfortunately, all towing companies are not the same when it comes to the type of towing they can handle. To help you determine what you need, here are a few of the types of towing that we handle at Delray Beach 24/7 Towing.
After Accident Towing
This is one of the most common types of tow that we perform. After an accident, it is likely that your vehicle will need a tow or may even be completely undrivable. In either case, it is crucial to call a tow truck company to the scene after an accident to take your car to the repair shop of your choice.
Breaking down on the side of the road is never fun, but unfortunately, it happens. When it does, you’ll need to call a tow truck company to get you and deliver you and your vehicle to the destination of your choice. Our tow truck drivers are trained to help make minor repairs if possible, and if not, we can tow your vehicle wherever you would like it to go, or we can help with a recommendation for a local repair shop.
Not everyone realizes that not all vehicles are the same, and the way you tow one type of vehicle is different from another. In the case of motorcycles, it takes specialized knowledge to know how to tow the car and specialized equipment. A motorcycle is not hooked up and towed the same way as a car, and the wrong driver may very well end up damaging your bike if they don’t know what they are doing or don’t have the right equipment.
Severe Damage Towing
In some cases, the way a vehicle is towed will change based on how damaged it is. If the car is smashed in such a way to where the tow truck cannot hook to it, then it may have to be loaded onto a flatbed to be towed rather than simply hooked up and towed behind the tow truck. Similarly, if the car is undrivable or has flat tires, it may take special equipment to tow it properly.
Large Vehicle Towing
Many other towing companies cannot tow vehicles bigger than a standard automobile like a car, small truck, or SUV. The fact is, a traditional tow truck can’t tow every kind of vehicle. It takes larger and more powerful trucks to tow larger vehicles like oversized trucks, 18 wheelers, and buses. If you find yourself in an accident while driving one of these vehicles, you may find that the tow truck driver you call can’t handle the load.
It’s always important to do your research first to know whether the company you call can handle your particular situation.
Just like with larger vehicles, not all tow trucks can tow multiple cars. Some tow trucks are able to tow up to two vehicles at a time if they are equipped with a bed and a regular towing setup such as a chain or a tow bar. Still, beyond that, you’ll need a larger truck with specialized equipment to handle three or more vehicles, and if any of those vehicles are large, the problem increases further.
As you can see, getting your vehicle towed is not a simple matter, and that’s why you need someone with years of experience and the right tools to be there for you when you need a tow. If you find yourself in need of towing, contact Delray Beach 24/7 Towing today.