No one ever wants to be in a situation where you need your vehicle towed, but there are a few circumstances where such a service is a necessity. Vehicle break downs, accidents, or the junk car sitting in your drive way that you finally accept is no longer a project you wish to undertake are just some examples. But when it comes to towing, there are quite a few aspects that leave one curious, or simply need to know. Considering the volume of questions we encounter, Affordable Towing and Junk Cars has compiled a frequently asked questions list.
Question: Is a flatbed tow truck required if I have an “all-wheel-drive” vehicle?
Answer: Not necessarily. Traditional tow trucks are capable and efficient of lifting all the wheels off the ground.
Question: Can cars with automatic transmissions be towed with the drive wheels on the ground?
Answer: With limited speed and distance it is possible, but the situation should always be assessed and find the most optimal solution.
Question: There is an overwhelming number of makes and models available. Are there different requirements needed when towing each vehicle and how can the professional remember them all?
Answer: The standard equipment a tow truck driver possesses is geared to handle the manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure safe towing. With experience comes efficiency in dealing with the various makes and models. If there is a unique request, the professional can consult with the manufacturer to ensure proper protocols.
Question: Is it hard on the vehicle when it is towed?
Answer: Where the vehicle is lifted by the tires, it is towed and riding on its own suspension, absorbing any bumps along the way, which makes it makes more beneficial as opposed to distressed.
Question: Do tow truck drivers require specialized training?
Answer: Absolutely! Tow truck drivers are subjected to advanced training programs, where after they complete the requirements, are tested and certified. Additionally, tow truck drivers continue annual training to refresh their knowledge and be introduced to the newest and latest techniques and technology.
Question: Are tow truck drivers specially licensed with DMV.
Answer: No. However, with Affordable Towing and Junk Cars, all of our drivers are required to have clean driving records.
Question: If my automobile has been custom lowered, is it still towing capable?
Answer: In most cases, lowered vehicles can still be towed with the conventional methods, but if necessary we can make the necessary accommodations.
Question: How many towing methods are there?
Answer: There are several, more commonly done by flatbed tow, wheel-lift tow, and frame-lift tow. There are also additional methods regarding motorcycles and classic vehicles, as well as large automobiles. Contact Affordable Towing and Junk Cars to discuss our methods.
Question: Why is it recommended to allow my car to be towed to the tow yard after an accident?
Answer: In many cases, your tow bill is not out of your pocket, insurance adjuster will come to inspect your car, along with the additional vehicles involved sooner to avoid the accruing charges, and you can avoid the eye sore of a disheveled vehicle outside your home.
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Affordable Towing and Junk Cars knows you may have more questions that may not be included on our FAQ list, but you are always welcomed and encouraged to contact our friendly staff and we can answer any of the questions you have. If you are in need of a tow for your vehicle, call us and we can quickly come to your rescue!