There are plenty of different ways of towing a vehicle. The most common that you see is the wheel lift where a yoke fitted under either the front or rear (whichever are the drive wheels) set of wheels lifts them hydraulically off the road surface so that the vehicle can run along behind the tow truck on one set of wheels only. It's an efficient system and one of the quickest for towing vehicles away but just as it has largely replaced hook and chain towing because of the stresses that system puts on the towed vehicle it too may not be the ideal method of towing when the towed vehicle needs special protection. In those cases you need specialists with flatbed towing equipment. Specialists like us at Cedar Rapids Towing.
Flatbed towing is the obvious option for when a car is completely immobilized. In the unlucky event of an accident that leaves a vehicle with several wheels/axles too badly damaged to take the strain a flatbed means that the damaged vehicle can still be taken away. Which is also why they are called on for removing abandoned vehicles or unauthorized parked vehicles. But you don't need to have had a major accident to benefit from a flatbed. Sometimes your entire car needs to be taken back to a specialist simply because of a lock-out or the car's own immobilizer system. So call Cedar Rapids Towing because we can tow it whatever state it's in.
Avoiding Further Damage
Flatbed towing means the entire weight of the vehicle rests on the tow truck's chassis for movement so in cases where there is a question mark over invisible damage to any part of the drive train we prefer to move the vehicle on a flatbed to be sure that no further strain is put on chassis or rolling components.
Flatbed – The Feather Bed Treatment For Your Classic Car
Cedar Rapids Towing doesn't just deal with the bad things in life. Perhaps you have a cherished classic in the garage and you want it treated with kid gloves. Moving it to a new location is best done on a flatbed which avoids any wear and tear on your baby. Or if it is a non-runner or has been mothballed for a long time you may want to move it to the garage on a flatbed to avoid any chance that starting it and driving it before having it serviced and checked might lead to engine seizures.
We proudly serve Cedar Rapids, but we understand you have to go where life calls you and sometimes that means moving vehicles long distances. In which case it is much better to load them up on a flatbed and drive them than have them towed behind a truck. Give us a call at Cedar Rapids Towing and talk to our friendly operators about your plans and projects, safe in the knowledge that we have the equipment required for whatever your needs.