People will usually call a towing company, and not ask for specific services. Asking them if they can send a flatbed tow truck is the best way to minimize the risk of any damage that could be done to your car.
Always research for a trustworthy company
What you want in the end is a list of 2 or 3 solid towing companies that you’ve read about, and feel confident about their services. Nowadays it’s extremely easy to get this information. Simply head to websites dedicated to review local services. Sites such as Yahoo! Local or Yelp.com are great options for this.
Search for the top rated companies, but make sure to read past their good reviews. If there’s any hidden extra charges, or comments about the driver’s attitude you’ll want to avoid them. You want to get a feel of their work ethic, and when you have enough phone numbers, call them up, and ask them for rates. Particularly, ask if there’s an extra charge for flatbed towing.
A flatbed tow truck will have a metallic surface on its back. With the help of hydraulics, this ramp will be moved at an angle until it comes in contact with the floor. At that point, you’ll have a ramp, and it will be easy to drive your car into it. In case it’s not possible, it will be pulled up with a winch.
This is one of the best tools for towing. It’s used to move storage containers, helicopters, heavy duty farm or industrial equipment. You can trust that your vehicle will be safe.
The safety of a flatbed tow truck relies on two main things. First, there won’t be a need to drag along your car on the freeway. It will rest safely on top of the truck. Second, there won’t be any chains or strange mechanisms to lift your vehicle. It will be strapped down from areas that are designed specifically for this type of towing. This is what dealerships use to have their merchandise delivered.
Depending on the extra cost, you have to decide whether or not your car is worth it. If you have an expensive sports car, you’ll definitely want a flatbed tow truck.