When you need a wrecker or tow truck, you usually want it now. We understand. We will try to be as prompt as possible and keep the interruption to your life minimal. You want fast and friendly, professional and clean, reliable and inexpensive service. Our licensed and excellent team of driver--operators are treated with respect, and they know how to give respect.
They will make every effort to safely get your car to where it needs to go, whether the home driveway, your selected mechanic, or even the dealer, if you are ready for a trade.
New cars are better than ever, offering sophisticated and advanced technology to make vehicles safer, easier to operate, but sometimes difficult to tow. Our driver--operators have been trained for every type of tow and vehicle. These guys exhibit the can-do attitude, rightfully earned, to tow your car, whether on a flatbed or a towing rig. Yes, we have and use both. If you prefer one over the other let us know. We will do everything in our power to use your chosen towing method. Flatbed with tow, or a rig to pick up two tires, both have their advantages and disadvantages.
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There are many occasions that may result in the necessity of getting a wrecker. There are many choices out there; from traditional end-towing to flatbed towing to wheeled carrier towing. Some cities actually use boom lifts to pick up a car that is in a tough spot and place it on a flatbed. Just for smiles and giggles, here is a quick list of the different types of wreckers.
Chain Tow, sometimes called a “snare truck” or one end wrecker
Lift wheel truck
Flatbed hoist truck
And of course, Cousin Rope Tow
Flatbed hoist truck is exactly what is says. A flatbed. The flat bed tilts up and back, contacting the road. A cable is attached to the proper location on the vehicle, the hoist or winch then pulls the car up the flatbed. Once the car is up and in the best location per the tow truck driver, the flatbed is raised and locked. The vehicle must be tied or chained down. This is a great way to go, often more expensive, a requirement for 4 wheel drive cars, although some larger pick up trucks may not fit the flatbed. Lowered cars can be a problem for the flatbed to get under, the end of the car may scrape.
Lift wheel trucks are a bit more versatile. These are the more common type of tow truck you see around here. Less expensive for the Wrecker Service to purchase, easy to drive to location. Often these trucks also have winch capability, so that the vehicle can be lifted out of a mucky situation. These are the workhorse of the industry.
The chain tow is a type of winch truck. The cable hooks are attached to lifting points on the car (not all that common). Then one end of the car is lifted up. The cables can rub on the vehicle being towed. Often the cable is coated with a rubber coating to reduce the risk of damage to the vehicle but you know…
The Cousin Rope Tow is a recipe for failure and damage. Go cut a few lawns for cash so you can pay for a professional tow.
In any event, be prepared and be safe. Wreckers are licensed, bonded and insured. Family Tow operators have the experience and professionalism required to provide the best towing experience possible. We will get you out of a jam.