There is a large variety of different types of towing Vancouver and tow trucks, suited for different kinds of vehicles, makes and models. Since vehicles come in a wide range of different weights, shapes and sizes from motorcycles to pickup trucks and buses, they all require different types of towing methods and trucks. Let’s take a look at some of the different types of towing Vancouver types.

Flatbed Towing

Flatbed trucks are the safest and most convenient towing option since they keep the vehicle from making contact with the ground. This tow truck has a flatbed surface and ramp onto which your vehicle can drive up, or be lifted onto. It keeps your vehicle from making direct contact with the ground, keeping its suspension and alignment in check. Transportation is much faster, as with traditional hook and chain towing, the driver must drive slowly to keep your vehicle safe, as well as other drivers on the road safe. With traditional towing, your vehicle can shift and move on the road, especially during sharp turns or tight alleyways and corners.

Two-Wheel (Dolly) Towing

This towing method includes the two front wheels of the vehicle being mounted onto a dolly, so only the back wheels of the vehicle are touching the ground throughout the transportation process.

Flat Tow Bar Towing

Flat tow bar towing involves your vehicle being connected to an A-frame tow bar, which is connected to the tow truck. It’s also called four-down towing as all 4 wheels of the vehicle touch the ground. This isn’t preferred for luxury, vintage, antique or sports cars as they require a flatbed towing to keep them damage and scratch-free.

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