Especially when they are trying to get a basic understanding of services they seek, consumers often have questions. In an effort to help people get their questions answered we at Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance, we have selected a handful of the frequently asked questions since we understand that customers can have a host of questions and as a result.
Answers to Towing FAQ
Question: What kind of towing options are available?
In several ways, a vehicle can be towed. Flatbed Towing, Wheel-lift Towing, as well as Frame-Lift Towing are the most common methods used by the professionals typically. For companies that accommodate large industrial automobiles or smaller vehicles, like motorcycles and ATVs, there are also additional options. Call Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance for specific towing options.
Question: For “all-wheel-drive” vehicle, is there a specific tow requirement?
There are a few options that can get the job done, though flatbed towing methods are very versatile and commonly used including for all-wheel-drive vehicles.
Question: With the drive wheels on the ground, are vehicles with automatic transmission capable of being towed?
The driver chooses the best option for towing with a quick assessment of the surrounding details, but even automatic transmission vehicles can be towed with wheels on the ground with limited distance and speed.
Question: Is their specific towing needs and how can drivers know them all considering the plethora of vehicles, make, model, year, and so forth?
To ensure safe towing according to the manufacturers’ guidelines, tow truck drivers are trained and equipped with standard equipment. They can arrange for specific needs of the various makes and models on the road drivers are very adverse in their profession with formal and ongoing training and experience.
Question: Can any damage be caused from towing?
Whether they are being towed by flatbed or wheel-lift methods, vehicles do not sustain damage in routine towing procedures.
Question: Do tow truck drivers require any formal training?
In addition to attend mandatory advanced training programs and defensive driving tactic training, tested certification is required, and tow truck drivers. Tow truck drivers continue regular education and training with the advanced and newest methods and techniques along with refresher courses.
Question: Do tow truck drivers need any specific licensing and registration with DMV?
Though most tow truck companies require the driver certifications mentioned above as well as proof of a clean driving record through the DMV, there are not requirements in place through the DMV.
Question: Can vehicles that have been custom lowered be towed?
The vehicles that have been custom lowered can be easily towed using conventional methods.