Towing Damaged Vehicles

           When a vehicle is damaged that it cannot move or if it has met with an accident, towing of the vehicle is to be done for further repairs. Roadside services provide this towing and repair service as well as making the solution to the problem simple.

        The service providers tow the vehicle using wreckers and by implementing equipment according to the trailer vehicle. The towing mechanisms available are the boom, wheel lift, integrated lift, flatbed, lift flatbed. Depending upon the damage of the vehicle and its capacity, the towing mechanism is chosen.

     For example, if the car is completely immobile, a flatbed is used where the vehicle is completely lifted and carried on the bed of the wrecker. If the car is mobile but has other troubles, then a wheel lift is used, making the rear wheel pair to move along with the wrecker.

      This service can also be used for lifting vehicles from ditches and off roads if the vehicle had an accident. Thus, the roadside service provider is more practical who tows the vehicle and gets it repaired in their garage which is not such with normal towing services that do not provide vehicle repair services. Therefore, always use caution and exercise proper judgment when using a service for towing of your vehicle…

Towing Essentials and Fundamentals


What is towing?

     Towing, in its basic sense, means to aid the movement of other vehicles by pulling it. This can be done with automobiles on road, cargo in rivers, aircrafts and gliders. The names of vehicles involved in towing are different for different means of transport. However, they can be, in general, called “tractor-trailer vehicles”.

     The key factors for successful towing is the power generated by towing trucks and the type of joint between tower and trailer vehicles. 

Towing vehicles: 

    Towing capacity of a vehicle depends upon the power generated by that vehicle. Hence choice of vehicle is made based upon the trailer load and means of transport.  

     For roadways it can be either another car or towing truck or a tractor. Usually this is done for wrecked or damaged vehicles or due to violation of Government regulations or parking tickets. For aircrafts, it can be other aircrafts or towing trucks. This is primarily used to power other damaged aircrafts or for pushback from dock to taxiway. Tug boats are used these days to haul cargo on rivers. However tug boats aren’t used for too long distances, usually not as long as hundreds of nautical miles, as it might minimize the efficiency of transport.     

Towing instruments:

     The joint between tractor and trailer is important that it needs to sustain extreme tensions while pulling is done. There are many tools and methods employed. Depending upon the heaviness of the vehicle anything ranging from rope, chain, hitches, drawbar, fifth wheel are used.

      It’s the combination of instruments used and vehicles used along with practical knowledge of  this process make towing an efficient task.  …