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Today, at some stage in time, almost all vehicle owners require towing services. An engine-disruption, flat tyres, or an unfortunate breakdown can occur, which makes you stand on the expressway helplessly. It’s only a towing company who can come to the rescue in such conditions, and help you drag the car to the nearest service station. Yet we seem to forget the value of safe towing practises often.
Any helpful tips for avoiding towing accidents Make sure some grease is added to the tow ball when connecting the coupler, so that it encourages smooth rotation. Also, ensure that the safety chains and electric plugs are strictly protected (one that holds the towed vehicle in place). Towing companies should always be aware of the capability of their tow-trucks and ensure that they can safely move the vehicle that is likely to be towed. The best thing a towing company can do is to remain within the limits of the Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) defined for a specific tow truck. This will still guarantee the safety of the ferry ride. Tow dealers will also comply with the instructions in the trailer-owner ‘s manual-this would (probably) reduce the risk of an accident. Significant tow assignments should never be issued to novice towers or trailer-drivers, where large vehicles are to be ferried. Specific tips on how to tow a vehicle should always start with them. Often, it would be a safer choice to have an experienced tower overseeing the entire mission. Drivers have to be vigilant and always warn for ferrying light and medium vehicles on the road. For optimal vehicle power, the tow-truck steering should be grasped with both hands in order to stay away from sudden jolts. It is also worth noting that a lot more room is required to reverse a trailer or caravan that is being towed. Drivers should also always allow an extra room for them to keep away from incidents. So, please make sure that the tow dealer you pick for an accident-free tow-trip meets these safety practises.