A common conception of towing involves the transporting of a stalled car. However, there are other times when people may need to use a towing service. In fact, it may be wise to keep the contact information of a tower handy for when the need arises.
For anyone unfamiliar with the wide range of services offered by most tow companies, here are four examples.
- Auto Racing Teams Traveling to the Tracks
Racecar teams compete all over the country. They have to get the car from track-to-track. It is unreasonable to assume that they would drive the vehicle there. Teams want their cars to arrive at the destination in top shape. Driving an expensive hot rod on regular roads would cause damage to sensitive parts. Furthermore, in most states driving a racecar on the streets would be illegal.
Towing is the primary way to get to the track. Teams transport the …Read More
When you hire towing services to take your dysfunctional vehicle away, it can go to a salvage yard and sit, or it can go to an auto recycling center. An auto recycling center is a facility that completely strips your worn out vehicle into as many reusable parts as possible. If you have ever wondered how a recycling center for cars and trucks works, then the following article will provide the information you seek.
Disassembly and Testing
Every part that comes out of your discarded vehicle is tested both before and after it has been removed. The mechanics working in an auto recycling center disassemble the vehicle carefully to preserve all potentially reususable parts. Then the parts are thoroughly cleaned, oiled or greased, boxed and stored until auto dealers or repair shops need them.
After stripping your old vehicles, they may use some of its parts to get …Read More
Understanding Towing Capacity: How Many Tow Trucks Can A Tow Truck Tow If A Tow Truck Tows Tow Trucks?
Most people do not know or understand a tow truck’s capacity to tow not only cars and pickup trucks, but also much larger vehicles, including other tow trucks. The power and strength of a tow truck service lies in many parts of the tow trucks that the owner uses and deploys. If you have a pulling desire to learn more about how tow trucks are able to lift and move several tons of motor vehicle weight all at once, several times a day, here is what you need to know:
Simple Machines to Complex Machines
At some point in your life, you probably learned about simple machines. Examples of simple machines include levers, inclines, wheels and pulleys. Multiple simple machines combine to create complex machines — machines which work hard to do very difficult jobs that are ordinarily impossible for both humans and simple machines alone. In a tow truck, …Read More
When your car fails, and you are stranded on the road somewhere, your first concern most likely will be how to get your car taken care of in order to get on with your day. Calling the first tow company you can find might be the quickest option, but it won’t necessarily keep your car from getting damaged. If you car is already totaled, then getting a few scratches on your car might not be a big deal. On the other hand, if you just need your car towed because you need a few mechanical repairs, scratches can add hundreds of dollars to your repair bill. To avoid scratches, you need to choose your tow truck carefully.
Hook-and-Chain Tow Truck
A hook-and-chain truck uses a cable, boom, and winch to lift one end of your car up off of the ground. The problem is that the operator has to connect …Read More
If you need to tow a car and have a truck that can handle the weight, you can use a variety of different towing accessories. One of the easiest items to use for towing a vehicle is a towing strap. Here are some tips for using a tow strap to tow a vehicle.
How does the tow strap work?
A tow strap is a good item to always keep in your vehicle, whether you have a truck that can tow a car that gets stuck, or if you are stuck and need help from someone else. A tow strap is a type of cable that gives you a good length of space in order to get a car out of mud, snow, or a shallow ditch. It can also be useful if you break down and just need to drag your car a short distance so you are safely out …Read More
If you are driving and suddenly experience a flat tire or run out of gas, calling an emergency towing company will be the best bet to get your vehicle back up and running. It can be a scary situation being out on the open road, especially if you are unfamiliar with your surroundings or if the situation happens during nighttime hours. When waiting for a tow truck to arrive, there are several steps you can take to help maximize your safety.
Move Your Vehicle
As soon as you suspect a flat or if your vehicle starts chugging because gas is about gone, move your vehicle off the roadway to avoid getting hit by oncoming traffic. Put on your turn signal to alert other drivers you are going to be getting out of the way and switch your signal to your four-way flashers when you have parked your vehicle on the shoulder.…Read More