There are various tow trucks used for a number of different situations and vehicles. Let’s take a look at which needs every available tow truck Vancouver covers.
Flatbed Tow Truck
Flatbed tow trucks have an empty flat bed which is controlled by hydraulics, onto which your vehicle can simply drive onto or be lifted up onto. It is the safest way to transport vehicles as it keeps the vehicle from having direct contact with the ground and doesn’t get dragged around like a traditional hook and chain tow truck. A flat bed keeps your car’s suspension from being ruined by absorbing shock from the ground. It is also ideal for luxury, sports and vintage cars as it is a completely risk-free form of transportation.
Hook & Chain Tow Truck
This type of tow truck was popular in the past, however, through research and trial and error it was found that it puts too much pressure on the vehicles, and is most prone to damaging them from being dragged along the road’s potholes and speed bumps. The hook and chain can damage and scratch the vehicle, and it is a slow method of transportation because the tow truck itself must be driven slowly to avoid damage to the vehicle being towed. A hook and chain tow truck Vancouver is ideal for junk cars and damaged cars as protection is not a priority.
Integrated Tow Trucks
Integrated tow trucks are used to tow heavy-duty vehicles, large trucks, and buses. It is a much more heavy-duty tow truck that can take a lot of weight, with a well-integrated arm and extra axles for more power.
Wheel-Lift Tow Truck
This type of tow truck is similar to a hook and chain, however, it uses a metal hydraulic boom instead of a chain, which lifts the front or rear of the vehicle. Cross bars are then slipped under the vehicle and the vehicle is lifted, with only 2 wheels keeping contact with the ground during transportation.