Vehicles do break down at unexpected times. At some point, you may have to hire a tow truck to either take your car to a garage or a junk heap. Depending on your situation, you can use one of the following types of trucks to tow the vehicle to the desired destination.
Types of Tow Trucks
Flatbed Tow Truck
This is one of the most popular towing vehicles that people use around the globe. Flatbed trucks have long empty beds with flat tops that you can move up and down using a hydraulic system. They are easy to use. You can opt to drive your car up the ramp or ask the operator to pull it up. Flatbed tow trucks offer the highest level of driving safety.
Integrated Tow Trucks
These are more specialized vehicles that are used for heavy duty purposes. Integrated tow trucks can transport buses or other rigs. They have extra axles to increase strength and stability and their arms are more embedded in the trucks’ core.
Hook and Chain Tow Truck
These were trucks of choice for many towing companies in the past. However, many operators still have them. For the company to pull your vehicle, they have to attach a hook onto it before hoisting it off the ground. Only two wheels of your car will be on the ground during transportation, potentially damaging the body.
Wheel-Lift Tow Trucks
These vehicles operate with the same principle that hook and chain trucks use. However, the operator hooks a metal yoke on your car instead of a hook, leading to less damage. Although it provides less driving safety than a flatbed tow truck, the use of a wheel-lift is a cheaper alternative.
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