Roadside Recovery: Using a Tow Truck Service

Hello, my name is Brian and I live in Syndey, Australia with my wife and our four kids. I have a busy day job working in an office, so at the weekends, I like to get away from it all. Last year, I took my wife and kids out for a drive into the Outback. I am a pretty experienced driver, but I still managed to get the wheels of our car stuck in some deep mud. The sun was getting low in the sky and I started to panic. Thankfully, I managed to contact the local tow truck company who sent a man out to rescue us. He even towed my car to the nearest garage and gave me some top tips about how to tow vehicles. I hope you enjoy my blog.

Why You Need Towing Services


If you ever drive a car, you are bound to need towing services sometime. Having the contacts of a towing service is essential for every person who drives a vehicle on the road, be it a huge truck, car, motorcycle or any other type of vehicle. When do you need a towing service?

  • If the battery is dead
  • The car malfunctions, software fails or you are locked out
  • The car has a mechanical problem
  • In case of an accident
  • Your car runs out fuel
  • Flat tires

Some of these problems might not always require towing if your car is fully equipped. In the unfortunate incident that your car stalls, you need to find a good towing service.

There are different ways of towing your car:

  • Flatbed towing. This involves driving your car onto the back of a towing truck. Alternatively the tow truck has a pulling mechanism which will hoist your car if it cannot be driven. The car is secured to the truck using straps or chains. This method is the best because it saves your car from additional strain.
  • Two wheel towing. Your car is attached to the towing truck in such a way that only the back wheels touch the ground. This method is not recommended for four wheel drives.
  • Flatbed towing. The car is pulled behind the towing truck with all its wheels on the ground. This requires a driver in the damaged car to control it in sync with the towing truck. Never attempt to do it if you are not experienced as it requires skill and practice to prevent accidents.

A professional towing service is the best bet for you and your car because of the following reasons.

  • Safety of your car. Professional towing services have the right tools and equipment to tow your car without damaging it. It is unusual to have a friend who owns a customized towing truck with the capability to tow cars of different sizes and weights.
  • Your own safety. You need someone you can call when you are stuck at any time in any place. This is a big ask for any other person but a professional towing service can be relied on in such situations. They are well drilled to respond to calls promptly and efficiently.
  • Expertise. Car towing services can do simple spot repairs and you can end up driving your car in a short time rather than having it towed. They have the ability to tow your car over long or short distances. This is good for your peace of mind as asking a friend to tow your car for 50 miles can be hard.

Getting the best towing services is the best way to be safe and avoid inconveniences as a motorist.


17 April 2017