Towing Methods and their Differences


So you should know by now that there are many different kinds of towing services–towing behind a motorhome employs different “styles” for all types of vehicles that come in various shapes, sizes, and weights. If you’re still not unsure of the towing method that’s right and probably safest for your car, read on to find out exactly what the differences are between the various towing methods that are currently in the market right now (and being used by those who need a quick tow).

Here Are Concepts You Need to Know About:

Coach vehicle – this is basically the car (or vehicle) doing the towing of your other car.
Aftermarket Braking System – new technology that employs electrical impulses, generated by the coach vehicle, to make sure that the brakes of the towed car are being applied equally
Breakaway Brakes – an emergency function that does the same thing the aftermarket braking system does– but only when the towed car gets detached from the coach vehicle.

Towing Techniques

FLATBED TOWING is the safest, most secure way to tow a car. Flatbed towing uses a special kind of truck with a flat bed behind it, and you simply have to drive your car up the ramp and secure it to the flatbed and you’re good to go. This means that your car’s four wheels are lifted off the ground, and flatbed towing is a really expensive way of towing a car (if you have a sports car, this is your best bet).

TWO WHEEL CAR TOWING uses a tow dolly (a short two-wheeled truck with ramps and slots for your car’s two wheels) to lift your car’s front wheels off the ground. Basically your car’s rear wheels are rolling down the highway along with the tow dolly.

FLAT TOWING – uses a tow bar, a tool that’s less expensive and a lot lighter weight-wise than other towing methods. It’s basically an adjustable steel bar that you attach on the rear of the coach vehicle and on the front of your towed vehicle so it could be dragged along with it. In this method, all four wheels of your towed vehicle are touching the ground and rolling down the highway along with your coach vehicle.