One service we are delighted to offer the community here in Statesville is flatbed towing. There are some times when flatbed towing is the only option to move a damaged vehicle - but there are also benefits to using flatbed towing on other occasions, too. Often flatbed towing is easier than using a hook and chain type of truck, and it can also be safer both for the vehicle and other road users. If we think flatbed towing is the best option in your situation, we will let you know.
What Is Flatbed Towing?
Traditional tow trucks work by lifting only one end of the car up, with the back wheels staying on the ground while being towed. However, this is not always the best option. A flatbed tow truck has a flatbed at the rear which is large and strong enough to carry a car or other vehicle. The vehicle is driven or winched up onto the flatbed, so that all 4 wheels are off the ground while towing. It is then strapped into place for safety before being moved. For many people, flatbed towing is the preferred method of towing for ease and safety.
Why Use Flatbed Towing?
Our crew here at Statesville Towing are experienced in all types of towing. Flatbed towing is deployed under a number of circumstances. If the vehicle has been in an accident which has damaged or broken the axle, a flatbed is definitely the best option. A flatbed is good also because it can help to prevent any further damage to the vehicle once it has been picked up. A traditional tow truck could accidentally damage the bumper of the towed vehicle if it hit a bump or hole in the road, but this is not possible with a flatbed truck.
Flatbed Towing and Safety
A flatbed tow service is sometimes the most convenient, if a car can still be driven up onto the trailer for towing. It is also a good choice for safety reasons. A traditional tow truck can leave the towed vehicle vulnerable to swinging out behind the tow truck, which can be dangerous. While all our operators are skilled at towing vehicles, we are also safety conscious, and the enhanced safety of flatbed towing is another factor we will consider when deciding whether or not to use this for your vehicle.
Our Flatbed Towing Service
Statesville Towing offers a full range of towing services, and flatbed towing will be used if it is the most suitable choice for your particular vehicle and your current needs. If you’re in an emergency situation, our skilled call handler will talk through what has happened and what condition your vehicle is in. We can then decide which is the best of our fleet of towing vehicles, and get it on the way to you immediately. For more on the way we like to work, check out the comments from previous customers, available on the home page.