Flatbed & Wheel Lift Towing FAQ

When it comes to getting your vehicle towed, many consumers have asked a number of questions. We know that in most cases, needing a tow involves a stressful situation. In an effort to minimize your stress and make answering your questions more convenient, we at Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance has compiled a frequently asked questions list and answered the most common questions for your convenience. If you do not see your question posted, please feel welcome to contact us directly and we will happily answer any questions you have.

Flatbed & Wheel Lift Towing FAQ

Question: Is a flatbed tow truck required to tow my car if it is all-wheel-drive?
Conventional tow trucks are capable of lifting all wheels off the ground, but flatbed towing is the most optimal option.
Question: Can a vehicle with an automatic transmission be towed with the drive wheels on the ground?
With a limited speed and distances, most manufacturers agree it is acceptable.
Question: Are there different towing procedures for every make and model vehicle and if so how do professionals remember them all?
Most standard equipment is capable of towing an assortment of automobiles as most manufacturers established towing guidelines. If there is a unique situation, a specialist may be required.
Question: Is towing damaging to the vehicle?
Your car is never more safe and protected in transit as it is being towed; the car is lifted by its own tires and riding on its own suspension. Additionally, the tow truck absorbs the bumps with its own suspension.
Question: Is there specific training and certification mandatory for tow truck drivers?
Yes, every driver is exposed to advanced training and certified in areas of the job and often required to attend annual courses to stay up to date on modernized techniques and refresh existing knowledge.
Question: Are tow drivers required to have a special license?
No, but most companies insist on a clean driving record and attend defensive driving courses.
Question: If my vehicle has been custom lowered, can it still be towed?
Most lowered vehicles can be towed by traditional methods; if necessary the flatbed tow is always an option.
Question: Why is it recommended to let insured cars go to the tow yard following an accident?
A number of reasons contribute to this recommendation, but the primary reasons are:
A) Insurance pays the tow bill.
B) The insurance adjuster will inspect the vehicle as well as other vehicles involved sooner to avoid the storage fees, getting your situation rectified sooner.
C) You can avoid the wreck tarnishing your home’s curb appeal.
Question: Can professionals tow motorcycles?
Most towing companies are well equipped to tow motorcycles safely.

Emergency Flatbed & Wheel Lift Towing in Irving, Fort Worth, Arlington, Carrollton & Plano Texas

If you need a tow in the Greater Fort Worth, Texas area, contact Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance and let our trained experts assist you with your needs. We offer a number of towing methods and accommodate most requests. Our specialists have advanced training, experience in the field, and remarkable skills to safely tow your vehicle. Call us today!