There are different types of tow trucks available for use depending on the situation and the type of vehicle you need to tow.
Flatbed Tow Truck
This tow truck is the most common type of tow truck. It is excellent for transporting large or heavy vehicles. A flatbed truck has a large bed that the car is driven or pulled onto and then secured. This type of tow truck is best for non-running cars, as it can be challenging to get them onto the bed.
Wheel Lift Tow Truck
This type of tow truck uses a metal yoke to lift the front or back wheels of the vehicle off the ground. This tow truck is great for small or medium-sized vehicles and is often used for accidents or breakdowns.
Crane Tow Truck
This type of tow truck uses a crane to pick up the entire car and transport it to another location. It is typically used for large or expensive cars that need extra care when being transported. It is also helpful for cars stuck in hard to reach places.
Hook & Chain Truck
This tow truck uses a metal chain to secure the car and then pulls it to the desired destination. It is often used for illegally parked cars or has been in accidents.
This type of tow truck is specifically designed for towing damaged cars. It has a large crane used to lift and transport the car. Insurance companies often use this type of tow truck to move cars from accident scenes. Unfortunately, not all towing companies have this type of tow truck, so it’s best to ask before booking a service.