Safety Towing Tips to Keep in Mind

In the present, towing has become a broad concept because it covers a wide range of roadside services. It is more than just towing or pulling a vehicle from point A to point B. It is also not a job that any regular person can do. For towing to become a success, you need to use the right equipment, trucks, and trained professionals. Safety is a priority followed by convenience when it comes to towing. What follows are some safety towing tips to keep in mind.

  1. Before towing any vehicle, make sure to make a weight comparison. As much as possible, the lead vehicle should be heavier than the vehicle that is being towed. It is not advised to tow a vehicle that is heavier from the vehicle towing it.
  2. Always use a recovery strap that you can rely on. Avoid certain types of chains or straps that would put you in a dangerous spot. Always make any towing process a safe as it can be.
  3. Do not use other vehicle components to attach vehicles when towing. Only use properly designed recovery devices or tow hooks. Some vehicles come with tow hooks making pulling out safer and easier for you.
  4. If you have doubts about the towing process that you are about to do, you better stop altogether. For a safer towing process, always study the manufacturer guide provided to you.
  5. Towing a vehicle on busy roads is a very risky move. For these situations, only call a certified technician to do proper and safe roadside recovery services.
  6. Steer clear from the use of improper towing equipment. This means equipment that is outdated and not certified. Not having the proper towing equipment to carry out the job will mean that you better seek the services of the professionals. This helps you save a great deal of your money and time.
  7. All kinds of dust and mud should be cleaned and cleared from tow trucks. Keep in mind that dirt makes it possible for tires to easily slip.
  8. Avoid using a shackle to tie two straps together. A failure in strapping has the potential to damage both vehicles that are part of the towing process.
  9. Proper communication must be present between drivers involved in towing.
  10. Begin towing a stuck vehicle using a slow speed that eventually increases as you pull out further. Avoid making jerks because they have the ability to break the strips.
  11. Only when both vehicles have stopped will removing and untying of all towing equipment ensue. A simple mistake has the capacity to turn up into a much bigger problem.
  12. Roadside services should only be provided by people who have undergone proper training and have proper authorization. An inexperienced driver will just make the situation worse than it already is.
  13. Do not go beyond the pulling capacity and weight limits specified in the user guide.
  14. Finally, it is best to call a roadside assistant to help you get out of the road quickly after your car has broken down. Minor roadside assistance is generally accepted even on busy roads.