Towing is a profession that demands skills, equipment, and care. There are some technical aspects to consider when towing a car. For example, the towing vehicle should be at least 350 kg heavier than the car. You cannot just hook up your car to a trailer or coach vehicle and drive away without knowing the capacity of your trailer. It is also important to determine what towing technique would be best for you.
Flatbed, two-wheel, and flat towing are some of the techniques that you can use and get the work done. Every technique has its own benefits and drawbacks. However, you should go for the safest possible approach.
Flatbed towing is probably the safest way to transport a car from one place to another. Flatbed trucks usually have four wheels placed together at the center of the trailer so that balance can be maintained. Loading your car on a flatbed should not be difficult as you just need to drive it up the rear ramps to the trailer and secure it.
The two-wheel technique involves towing a car with its front wheels off the ground. We also call it a tow dolly. Most of us are familiar with how this method works. It is a recommended method if you are looking to tow your front-wheel drive car for a short distance. A car with front-wheel drive is easy to carry as its back tires are not connected with the drive shaft and thus spin smoothly.
Flat tow or four wheels down towing is rather a simple way to move your car. As compared to flatbed or dolly, the flat tow is less expensive and required minimum equipment. All you have to do is to install your tow bar setup. We can use three main types of tow bars depending on our priorities and the nature of our vehicles.
Your car is precious and you want it to be handled and transported safely and securely. If you are not sure how to do it, consult a towing company to get the job done quickly. You are lucky if you are in Edmonton.
At Action Towing, we have been serving the Edmonton city with our highly professional and well-equipped towing services for many years. Being a reputable roadside and recovery service, we never compromise safety no matter how complicated the task is. We make sure that your car is transported safely and affordably to your desired location.