If you like to go off roading, you’re probably pretty comfortable with vehicles whether it be on ATVs, dirt bikes or trucks.
Many seasoned enthusiasts would like to think they can handle their own recovery when off roading vehicles and get stuck. Off road towing is not as simple as one might think unfortunately. Off roading versus conventional towing is what we at Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance would like to discuss today.
How Long a Tow Truck Takes to Get to You
When you get stuck in the mud off roading, the natural inclination is to keep revving the engine and trying different techniques to escape. This usually just gets your vehicle more stuck and covered in mud, unfortunately. It’s best to call for off road towing immediately rather than spending an hour trying to take care of things by yourself. Fast acting towing service can be a long wait, depending on how far off the beaten path you are, even most proactive. Attempting a DIY tow can be especially problematic, considering some of the dangers that come with an off-road locale.
Necessary Towing Equipment
Without the right equipment, it a bad idea to attempt to tow your vehicle off road. Also, without the right tow truck, hitches and tow points required for off road towing, you may make the problem worse. You can easily get the second vehicle stuck or cause damage to both. Hiring a professional towing company that handles off-roading towing services.
Methods for Maneuvering
You want a professional that has the experience in addition to having the right equipment.
There are driving techniques needed for off roading towing. Drivers must be highly aware of their speed and slowing down puts less stress on vehicles. Speeding will only cause more if your vehicle got damaged off roading. There is also the greater risk that rocks, or debris will fly off the tires and cause damage when you are off road. The tow truck driver must have experience during off road applications. They need to know how to slow down and accelerate at the right moment, while turning a corner so neither vehicle loses traction or flips.
Concerns for Water Crossing
There are many off road towing applications where the tow truck needs to cross water while towing a vehicle. As the driver needs to know which water crossings are safe to traverse, you need to look out for large debris, rocks, current and other potential danger in the waterway. They need to look out for large debris, rocks, current and other potential danger in the waterway to keep both the tow truck and your vehicle being towed safe. Both vehicles could end up in danger if they aren’t experienced in this type of maneuver.
Towing & Roadside Assistance in Irving, Fort Worth, Arlington, Carrollton & Plano Texas
Before you go out on your next off-road adventure, be certain to have the phone number of an off-road towing service ready for a worst-case scenario. Call Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance whenever you find yourself stuck in a bad situation. We can help you in the Greater Irving, TX area no matter the circumstances.