Cars come off the roads for a number of reasons. Here in Linn County we get snow, and ice, and black ice. But even when it's not Winter there are plenty of reasons why your vehicle might leave the road. Wildlife hightailing it across the highway, mechanical problems, gas on the asphalt, that crazy kid making an overtaking move right out the Fast and the Furious..... no matter how good a driver you are it's perfectly possible that you're going to find yourself up to the axles in something soft with that nice firm highway some ways back behind you.
You could spin out, skid, or slide at any time but guess when you're most likely to do it. Night time is colder, so there's more ice on the road, plus the lighting is bad, things surprise you in the headlights, and other drivers are more likely to be unpredictable or thinking more about partying than accident prevention. So if you can picture yourself in a vehicle that's left the road now imagine that same picture with the lights turned out. Yep you're gonna need help, and that means a friendly and reliable 24 hour recovery service that can winch you out and see you right whatever time it is. Make a note of Cedar Rapids Towing's number right now – for that just in case security.
Anyone can slap a hook on a car and turn a winch on. But a professional will understand the best strong point of a motor vehicle and the best angle (or angles) to pull it back so as not to damage it further. You don't want the winch out to do more damage than running off the road did, but it easily can in the hands of an enthusiastic amateur. So call our professional winch out service at Cedar Rapids Towing and be sure that your car gets the care it deserves.
Problem Solving Winching
Winch outs aren't always straightforward. If a vehicle leaves the road but then runs off down a gradient or into a ditch the winch operator needs to calculate the strains involved and the best line of attack to retrieve it safely. If all they've got is lightweight recovery equipment and your vehicle is on the heavy side then the chances of the winch out going wrong start to add up. So call the professionals at Cedar Rapids Towing to be sure.
When we talk about wrecking it doesn't mean that your car is literally a wreck, just that it either can't be driven away or that doing so is unsafe or likely to cause more mechanical damage. We all hope that a winch out ends with starting the engine and driving away as soon as you're back on solid ground but if the wheels or axles are damaged then talk to Cedar Rapids Towing about moving an immobilized vehicle.