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How to tow with a flatbed?

 

If you get in an accident, you will require the services of a good towing agency to get your car back on the road. Flatbed tow trucks are one of the many towing services options available. Because of the effective system and power to carry every vehicle, flatbed tow trucks are most commonly used. Let’s figure out how these towing trucks work:

 

  1. As the driver of a flatbed tow truck, you must draw up a couple of car lengths ahead of the vehicle to hold it properly and securely. During this process, the truck bed should be aligned with the front wheels.
  2. Flatbed trucks of 24 hour towing San Josehave approximately foot-high walls to make sure that the vehicle is appropriately directed when the winch pulls it onto the truck bed.
  3. Usually, vehicles have two towing slots, one at the front and one at the back, built exclusively for pulling and towing.
  4. The winch has two hooks on the end that you may use to attach to your vehicle in those exclusively designed slots.
  5. There’s also a slot around both sides of the Chevy and Ford’s frame. It is designed for winch hooks and ties downs.
  6. If you are towing a Japanese car, you will find towing slots just below the front bumper of the vehicle.
  7. Both Mercedes and Audi are difficult to pick up due to their hook that must be pulled from a thick undercoating.
  8. If you’re towing a BMW, you can use the tow hook is included in the tool pack that is usually in the trunk.
  9. To operate the winch, as the tow truck driver, you will pull a lever which is in the middle of the truck bed and bring it on the side.
  10. Once you have put the vehicle on the truck bed, you will have to raise another lever. It will flat the bed until it is level.
  11. After this, you will have to take the further precaution of securing and fastening down each of the wheels of the vehicle being towed.
  12. And you are ready to go!