Wheel lift towing is an efficient, quick and useful method to move your vehicle when it breaks down on the road. Wheel lift tow trucks come with a metal yoke which can be placed under the front or rear pair of wheels of a vehicle to be towed. There is a hydraulic system which can raise the vehicle off from the ground. The remaining wheels will run along the road when being towed.
Benefits of Wheel Lift Towing
Wheel lift tow trucks make towing vehicles out from tight spaces much easier. For instance, if the vehicle is parallelly parked, wheel lift towing is able to tow it without damaging the vehicles nearby.
Exceptions for Certain Types of Vehicles
However, this method may not be suitable for certain types of vehicles. There are also other factors that will not affect the use of wheel lift towing; the position of the vehicle, type of vehicle, the distance needed to be towed and the drive system. When the vehicle is If your car is a two-wheel drive, this towing method is highly fitting. However, vehicles with 4 wheel drive or all-wheel drive should not employ this tow truck. The wheels need to be lifted off from the ground during transportation to avoid transmission damage.
There are always exceptions, so be sure to check the owner’s manual of the vehicle. It is possible to employ the use of tow dollies to the wheels which are on the ground. In this way, transmission damage is less likely.
Alternative Towing Methods
When you have an high-valued vehicle which needs to be towed, consider the towing method to be used. There are always a certain level of risk involved when towing on the road. Flatbed tow trucks are recommended for expensive and fancy automobiles because they can keep the cars from debris or sharp objects on the road by lifting them completely off from the road.
Wheel lift towing may not be suited for towing long distances. On the other hand, flatbed towing is the appropriate method as it can secure the towed vehicle firmly onto the flatbed, reducing the chance of having it colliding with other vehicles to almost zero.
Call the Towing Professionals
Whether you need transport or towing, consider making a call to the professionals in towing. We offer a comprehensive range of towing and roadside assistance to your roadside needs.