Consumers often have questions, especially when they are trying to get a basic understanding of services they seek. We understand that customers can have a host of questions and as a result, we at Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance have selected a handful of the frequently asked questions in an effort to help people get their questions answered. We are readily available with services and can address any questions and concerns you may have.
Question: How many towing options are available?
A vehicle can be towed in several ways. Typically, the most common methods used by the professionals are Flatbed Towing, Wheel-lift Towing, as well as Frame-Lift Towing. There are also additional options for companies that accommodate large industrial automobiles or smaller vehicles, like motorcycles and ATVs. For specific towing options, contact Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance.
Question: Is there a specific tow requirement for “all-wheel-drive” vehicle?
Flatbed towing methods are very versatile and commonly used including for all-wheel-drive vehicles, but there are a few options that can get the job done.
Question: Are vehicles with automatic transmission capable of being towed with the drive wheels on the ground?
With a quick assessment of the surrounding details, the driver chooses the best option for towing, but even automatic transmission vehicles can be towed with wheels on the ground with limited distance and speed.
Question: With the variety of vehicles, make, model, year, and so forth, is their specific towing needs and how can drivers know them all?
Tow truck drivers are trained and equipped with standard equipment to ensure safe towing according to the manufacturers’ guidelines. Drivers are very adverse in their profession with formal and ongoing training and experience, they can arrange for specific needs of the various makes and models on the road.
Question: Can damage happen from towing a car?
Vehicles do not sustain damage in routine towing procedures, whether they are being towed by flatbed or wheel-lift methods.
Question: Is formal training required for tow truck drivers?
Tested certification is required, and tow truck drivers also attend mandatory advanced training programs and defensive driving tactic training. With the advanced and newest methods and techniques along with refresher courses, tow truck drivers continue regular education and training.
Question: Is specific licensing and registration with DMV required for tow truck drivers?
There are not requirements in place through the DMV, however, most tow truck companies require the driver certifications mentioned above as well as proof of a clean driving record through the DMV.
Question: Can vehicles that have been custom lowered be towed?
Using conventional methods, the vehicles that have been custom lowered can be easily towed.
Question: Why is it best to let my vehicle be towed to an impound lot following an accident?
There are a number of reasons why this option is recommended. You won’t have to live with the twisted heap of metal causing an eye-sore in front of your home, you can avoid accruing chargers that the tow yard will bill them and from the tow yard, the towing bill is sent to the insurance, along with the insurance adjuster being able to easily inspect your automobile sooner.