If you’ve ever had the unfortunate need to get your car towed, you have felt the very real terror of the realization that there will be a considerable amount of damage to your vehicle. This is a necessary evil that you have to come to terms with if your car breaks down at the side of the road. There is however another alternative to the conventional towing which minimizes the damage done to your car in the towing process to zero. This particular method makes the use of a flatbed. In this type of towing, you drive or push your car onto the flatbed where the tires are fixed, securing your car in position, the car is lifted by all four wheels and hence no damage is sustained in the process. Which is why flatbed towing should be your go-to method when the situation calls for it.
The one setback to this is that it might cost you more than other towing methods because flatbeds are heavy and the weight only increases with a vehicle loaded on it, this results in a drastic increase in fuel consumption by the truck which is going to do the towing. Aside from there is no real downside to flatbed towing. Because of this, the cost of towing, in the long run, is still less than the maintenance your vehicle is going to need after the damage done by other methods. Not to mention the add-ons that you might have to buy in order to tow your car through dollies or tow bars, which is an added expense and inconvenience in the whole process.
So next time you’re in need, don’t be cheap and go for a flatbed over other services to save you from a world of trouble.